Course overviewThis course aims to introduce you to a broad range of topics relevant to the performing arts business and is designed to prepare you for progression to further study at advanced level providing candidates with performance experiences and opportunities to develop skills and talents relevant to the industry. You will have the opportunity to work on a number of performances based around scripted plays, dance and singing. Also, you will be encouraged to release your creative flair, devising plays and theatre pieces of your own. You will develop your talents and progress from the course with the basics of being an all-round performer.
The course consists of practical projects based around units such as acting skills and techniques, dance performance, solo music performance, devising performance, performing arts business where candidates will be assessed by coursework and performance projects.
As part of your study programme here at the College alongside your chosen course you will complete a maths and/or English qualification if you have not already achieved a grade 4 or above. (This will be a GCSE for all students with a grade 3).
The study programme will also incorporate a range of work related experience activities to ensure that you have the breadth of skills required to progress to further/higher education, employment or an apprenticeship.
What else do I need to know?This course will provide you with the confidence and skills to take on to a level 3 programme or employment giving you performance opportunities throughout the year to help improve confidence and build a strong portfolio. Level 2 performing arts will also offer trips during the year to see local theatre productions and west end shows. Workshops will also be delivered by outside artists to give candidates a diverse range of experiences and skills they can use in the industry
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What financial support is on offer?
College Maintenance Allowance (CMA): Anyone with a household income under £23,000 can receive up to £20 per week financial support to help pay for travel and meals and meet the costs of essential trips, books, stationery and equipment. The payments will be subject to full attendance on your course. A range of other financial support is available, depending on your personal circumstances. For more details visit www.nscg.ac.uk/finance
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