This is an exciting and creative BTEC course. It will allow students to gain a greater understanding of Drama and the Performing Arts industry as well as developing practical performance skills. Students can be sure to gather many invaluable skills, both theatrical and transferable. BTEC Performing Arts Drama helps students develop acting skills as well as knowledge and understanding of Drama through creating, performing and critical responses to Drama. Students will also gain invaluable knowledge of the Performing Arts industry.
This exciting specification enables students to:
- increase their confidence and self-esteem
- employ the skills of problem solving and creativity
- make creative decisions when creating Drama pieces
- understanding effectiveness of working in teams to develop ideas, rehearsals and performances
- develop performance disciplines and styles of Drama.
Course Structure and Assessment
Students will complete three components:
Component 1 (30%): Exploring the Performing Arts. You will develop and understand the requirements of being an actor looking at different performance styles. You will study professional practitioners and plays and create your own performances of these.
Component 2 (30%): Developing Skills and Techniques of the actor. You will take part in acting workshops leading to a final scripted performance.
Component 3 (40%): Performing to a Brief. You will work as part of a team to create your own devised Drama performance in response to a given brief set by the exam board.
Components will be assessed using the following grading system:
Distinction*, Distinction, Merit, Pass.
Components will be assessed using the following grading system: Distinction*, Distinction, Merit, Pass.
With further study or training students can go on to take various pathways into a variety of future careers: A Level in Drama or A Level in Performing Arts; Drama Teacher, Professional Actor, backstage, design or technical roles within the Performing Arts industry.