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BTEC Foundation Diploma

Performing Arts BTEC (Acting, Musical Theatre or Dance)

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What is BTEC Performing Arts?

The Performing Arts BTEC courses will introduce you to a broad range of styles and approaches to many aspects of performing, further training and working professionally in the industry. It will enrich your ability to develop and realise roles from published material, devised performance material and help you to create your career plan.

What Will You Study?

  • For the Foundation Diploma in any of the disciplines, Acting, Musical Theatre or Dance you will study:
  • Exploring Performance Styles
  • Creating Performance Material
  • Performing for an Audience
  • Planning a Career in the Industry

What Next?

Many of our students progress to study at conservatoires and drama schools. For instance, Trinity Laban, LIPA, Mountview or Guildford School of Music and Drama. Others study Performing Arts related degree courses or degrees combining Performing Arts with another subject.

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Entry Requirements:

At least five 4s at GCSE, including at least a grade 4 in GCSE English Language or Maths.

Course Type

BTEC Foundation Diploma, this is equivalent to 1.5 A-Levels specialising in Musical Theatre, Dance or Acting

What other subjects go well with this subject?

Film Studies, Media Studies, Art, English Literature, English Language, Dance, Music.

Have you considered a Mixed Programme? You can find out more about the combination of courses you can study at Newman by clicking here.

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Lark Hill Road, Preston, Lancashire. PR1 4HD