Performing Arts (Theatre) Level 4 – Subject to Validation
This course has expired but has been left here for reference purposes.
What is this course about?
The course is designed to improve your practice and understanding of performance in all its various forms. Creative communication is central to the programme, encouraging actors to develop a range of skills that will enhance their employability in the industry and further their career goals.
Acting for camera, movement studies, directing, outreach drama, classical, contemporary theatre and voice and speech are explored practically, with underpinning knowledge and research to support and guide the creative process through a range of assignments, project and performances.
The Level 4 Performing Arts (Acting) would appeal to those with a high level of commitment and a professional approach to practical work and personal development.
How is it taught
The course is taught through practical workshops, rehearsals, seminars, play reading, performances and self-directed academic study. The units are designed to give a broad range of experiences in which to apply your acting and performance techniques, as well as your academic understanding. Units may include:
• Creative Arts Research Skills
• Creative Arts Professional Practice
• Preparation, Process and Production in the Creative Arts
• Voice and Speech Development and Practice
• Alternative Approaches to Acting
• Classical Acting
• Outreach Drama
• Acting for Camera
• Theatre Directing
• Movement for Actors
• Small Scale Touring in the Performing Arts
• Applied Contemporary Performance Practice
• Development of Acting Skills
• Historical Contexts in the Performing Arts
• Managing a Creative Business
• Naturalistic Acting
• Devising Performance
How will I be assessed?
A range of assessment methods will be used, including presentations, workshops, performances, academic essays and work-based projects. Assessment is on-going and tutor assessed, with formal assessments moderated by the awarding body.
There are no exams.
What could I do next?
Successful completion of this course will enable you to: • Audition for professional training • progress into a range of employment opportunities, including self-employed artist, arts administration, community theatre, theatre design, theatre in education and television and radio. • Progress no to higher education to achieve a (BA hons) Degree