The level 2 Performing Arts course will provide you with the knowledge, skills and understanding essential for you to progress to level 3 study and employment in the performing arts sector. You will learn through a variety of teaching methods which will aim to meet the needs of each individual, but the majority of the sessions will be practical and much of the work will culminate in performance work to an audience. Alongside developing your performance skills this course will allow you to demonstrate transferable skills such as creative thinking, reflective learning, team-working, self- management, problem solving and communication.
This one year course helps you become a versatile performer through the study of 9 units. You will cover the following units:
Unit 1 – Introduction to performance
Unit 2 – Introduction to production
Unit 3 – Communicating with an audience
Unit 4 – Staging a performance
Unit 5 – Contextual research for performance and production skills
Unit 6 - Performance skills and practice
Unit 7 – Production skills and practice
Unit 8 – Personal project and presentation
Unit 9 - Producing and performing to an audience
The course will involve some dance, singing and acting as well experiencing production roles so you will have an all-round experience of the performing arts.
There will be performance opportunities throughout the year and the chance to develop your own personal interest in performing arts. At the end of the year, you will perform in a major public production alongside level 3 students.
The team at Clarendon Sixth Form College will support you, challenge you and open your eyes to the potential for an exciting and varied future in the Performing Arts industry. ● You will often be given 1-2-1 support with a teacher to help you achieve your goals ● You will be assigned a Progress Tutor who will specifically look after your pastoral and course requirements ● You will be assessed through a variety of methods including discussions, presentations, written work and performances ● You will have the opportunity to be involved in a rich and diverse enrichment programme
The staff at Clarendon Sixth Form college have supported their previous students in reaching their goals and securing places at top UK Drama schools, including: Arden School of Theatre, Arts Ed, Bird College; Conservatoire for Dance and Musical Theatre, Guildford School of Acting (GSA), Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London Studio Centre, LIPA, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and Urdang Academy.
Students will learn from staff with many years of professional performance experience in TV, FILM and Theatre.
Staff will bring with them and instil the culture of professional rehearsal etiquette – the student experience will feel much more like Director and Performer and less like student and teacher.
Level 2 (Intermediate) - 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above.
Successful interview with an Performing Arts tutor.
This is a full-time course, which we approach in a very practical way. Although there is not a lot of written work, you will be required to carry out research and reflect on your practical work through write a Log Book and evaluations.
The majority of your assessments will be through tutor observation of rehearsals and through live public performances in our professional 100 seat theatre.
On successful completion of this qualification, many young people progress onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts course where you can choose a pathway to study at a more in-depth level (Acting or Dance).
Please Note: While every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of these details, changes can and do occur. Please confirm the course details when enrolling.