BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Vocational Studies in Performing Arts (QH)

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Discover your own performance practice with this introduction to the Performing Arts programme. You will participate in specialist workshops and will have the opportunity to create your own theatre, as well as showcase your work in two major productions throughout the year. You will develop practical performance skills in acting, dance and singing and will build your confidence on and off stage. You will also have the opportunity to also work backstage, focusing on prop design which complements your two performances.

Contact: Joe Mills

Performing Arts


Who is this course for?

Aimed at those interested in starting out their studies in Performing Arts. The course gives you the opportunity to explore creative skills through practical projects and specialist workshops. Alongside your new practical skills, you will develop your organisational, communication and written skills in areas that interest you. It’s ideal for progression on to Level 2 programmes in acting, dance, musical theatre or theatre production.

Benefits / Skills

  • Perform to professional standard at two major productions
  • Utilise practical performance skills to act, sing, or dance on stage
  • Work as part of a team to deliver a captivating performance.
  • Gain confidence in your ability as a performer.
  • Entry Requirements

    Two GCSEs at grade 2, however, if you are unsure if you can meet these requirements we’d still love to hear from you.

    Career Progression

    Progression may include a level 2 qualification, an apprenticeship, or relevant employment.

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    Course Details


    1 year

    Study Type

    Full time

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    Course Fee (16-18)

    No fee

    Course Fee (Adult)

    £2,130 plus exam fee of £95   You may be entitled to support with fees. Click here for more info.

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    Course Facts


    English and maths will be built into your course if your grades are below 4.

    Extra Curriculum

    We provide full-time arts education to over 1,000 students every year, from level 1 through to BA Honours degrees. If you are successful in gaining a place on one of our specialist courses, we will work with you to develop your creative skills and prepare you for the next big step – either to university, drama school, art college or the world of work.

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