Studying BTEC Performing Arts (Acting) will enable you to develop your passion for Drama alongside developing vital life skills including your confidence and creativity. If you are either looking to continue into the arts as a career choice, or whether you enjoy performing in front of an audience there will be many opportunities offered to you through this course.

Students will study a wide range of different acting styles learning the skills and techniques used by actors. They will also watch a variety of different performances by professional theatre companies (both live and recorded) to build up a repertoire of performance knowledge. Through doing this students will widen their knowledge of drama and theatre whilst developing their cultural understanding of the world we live in.

There are four units to complete over the two year course, assessed through theoretical knowledge as well as through practical performance skills. Students will be expected to work to a brief, with deadlines, to mirror what it is like working in the professional acting industry. The units studied will focus on developing students’ acting skills as well as their understanding of theatre practitioners. Students will participate in teacher-led workshops as well as experiencing workshops led by professional theatre practitioners. Students are expected to perform in multiple academy shows throughout the course. As well as this it is expected that they will attend additional rehearsals to prepare for performances as well as trips to live theatre performances.


Qualification: Pearson BTEC National Extended Certificate in Performing Arts (Acting)

Entry requirements: Blue pathway

Assessment: 4 units – 2 internally assessed, 2 externally assessed.

Progression Route: University, apprenticeship or employment. This course would hugely benefit anybody wanting to enter acting/creative industries.

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For more information, please contact: Miss Finbow


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