As a member of our theatre company you will be encouraged to develop and perform work that may include your own as well as published scripts. You will develop your skills and expand your range into the various disciplines of scriptwriting, directing, physical theatre, theatre for children, storytelling and variety performance. You will perform in our professional theatre Centre Stage. You may also have the opportunity to tour work to local schools.
This is a course for committed students who want to pursue a career in Performing Arts. Students will develop their acting technique in a range of different styles and performance skills, as well as enhance creativity. As a performance company you will operate with realistically imposed artistic, business and financial constraints. It will help you gain an understanding of the nature of the industry and recognise the professional requirements needed to gain employment within the sector. You will gain an understanding of the jobs available and recognise how your skills might match a role within the sector. Operating as a performance company you will learn hands on. The skills required for the industry will be developed, before students progress onto their chosen field at drama school or university. Assessment is largely through practical work, you will also be required to produce written work, reviews, log books, presentations and evaluations.
For the Extended Diploma (2 years) you will need a minimum of:
i) 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C including English Language/Literature (or L2 functional literacy),
ii) or a Level 2 Diploma (Merit) + 3 GCSEs grade A*-C,
iii) or a Level 2 Extended Certificate (Merit) + 4 GCSEs grade A*-C,
plus at least a grade D in GCSE Maths (or L1 functional numeracy pass).
For the Subsidiary Diploma (1 year) you will need a minimum of:
i) 4 GCSEs at grades A*-C including English Language/Literature (or L2 functional literacy),
ii) or a Level 2 Diploma (Pass) + 2 GCSEs grade A*-C,
iii) or a Level 2 Extended Certificate (Pass) + 3 GCSEs grade A*-C,
plus at least a grade E in GCSE Maths.
All applicants will be expected to perform an audition.
On completion of a Level 3 Extended Diploma it is possible for the students to progress onto Higher Education, to study Degree and Foundation Degree subjects.