Unity City Academy

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Performing Arts

BTEC First Award

General information about this course

This vocational course, which is a mixture of practical performance, live theatre and written portfolio work, will help you to develop a number of skills, including self-confidence, the ability to co-operate with others and also the ability to think on your feet in many different situations.

Why should you choose this course?

BTEC First Performing Arts is also useful in developing a number of social skills that will be invaluable to you in later life. You will learn all the practical techniques necessary to create performance work of a high standard.

How will this course be assessed?

The course is comprised of four different units, with students needing to complete three to receive the award. Two units are compulsory, and the third will be chosen by the student, depending on their preference (Acting or Dance.)

Compulsory Units (Students must complete both to receive award)

Unit 1: Individual Showcase

In this unit you will:

  • - Understand the skills required for the selected progression opportunity.
  • - Present a self-promotional response to the selected progression opportunity.

Unit 2: Preparation, Performance & Production

In this unit you will:

  • - Take part in the preparations for a live performance.
  • - Demonstrate performance or production skills and techniques of a performance.

Optional Units (Students select one of the following)

Unit 3: Acting Skills

In this unit you will:

  • - Explore and develop your acting skills and review your own practice.
  • - Use your acting skills within rehearsal and performance.

Unit 4: Dance Skills

In this unit you will:

  • - Explore and develop your dance skills and review your own practice.
  • - Use your dance skills within rehearsal and performance.

What further career options and pathways are available to you after this course?

BTEC First Performing Arts is particularly useful for anyone interested in careers which involve skills such as self-confidence, teamwork, listening, co-operation, self-discipline, negotiation, problem solving, decision making and communication – almost every careers requires some or all of these skills! Students who are particularly keen on pursuing a career in the performing arts may choose to study Drama and Theatre Studies or Performance Studies at AS, A Level or similar. BTEC First Performing Arts is a course for anyone who is looking to challenge themselves. It is a demanding and rewarding course requiring a high level of commitment and enthusiasm.