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What will my course include?
This one-year programme is the perfect introduction for learners considering a career in the performing arts industry. You will develop performing arts skills while gaining self confidence in a positive and vibrant environment that feels very different from school. This course will cover a broad range of performing arts subjects, including drama, dance, musical theatre, and stagecraft. Throughout the course you will have opportunities to perform to the public.
Course Structure: Your course criteria will be covered in four creative and technical projects throughout your year. Each project will provide an opportunity for in-house or public performance during BIPA’s Autumn showcase season, Winter Public and Community show Season, BIPA’s Spring Multi Media Fest and our final Summer Show Season.
Project 1: Skills Project – Introduction to basic and essential performing arts skills.
Project 2: Winter Show – You will work on public performance, exploring a range of material from script work and choreography, solo singing and devised theatrical content.
Project 3: Skills Project 2 – In this project you will further develop core performing and production skills and put your techniques into a specialist context.
Final Major Project: You will develop a final performance which displays a culmination of all the work you have done over the year. Working on new material, you will create a public performance.
What do I need to join?
As well as having a keen interest in the subject area, learners will need to be committed, punctual and demonstrate an enthusiasm for learning and taking on new ideas and skills. Successful applicants should possess GCSEs at grade 1 or 2 in both English and Maths.
Get to know us: We have open days, interactive taster days and public performances throughout the year for you to come and see what we do, get involved and get inspired.
Find out more about our current Shows and Performances.
Getting onto a course: If you are interested in applying for one of our performing arts training routes, then you will be invited to a BIPA Experience Day where you will work with tutors, demonstrate your skills and talent and get a chance to meet others who share the same dream as you
Maths & English
A key requirement for future progression and employment is a good understanding and application of knowledge and skills in both English and maths. Learners who are enrolled on this course will also, as part of their overall programme of study, be enrolled on either Functional Skills or GCSE programmes in English and Maths in order to progress towards gaining GCSE grade 4 in both subjects.
As part of your overall programme of study, learners will be required to undertake a period of work placement related to the field of employment they wish to enter. Our Work Placement Team will assist learners in gaining a placement and ensure that you are on track to achieve, whilst liaising with your course tutors to ensure that the opportunity to practice necessary employability skills is available at college.
What can I do next?
Learners who successfully complete will be eligible for progression onto a Level 2 programme of study or an apprenticeship in a related discipline.
course information last updated: Friday 23rd February 2024 @ 8.03am (4 hours ago)