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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.
How will I know how I am doing?
How will I be assessed? Your work will comprise of a mix
of practical assessments and writing portfolios for digital submission. All your
written and research tasks will support your creative projects, and you will
have many opportunities to discuss your feedback and progress with your tutor
throughout the year.
What Qualification will I get?
Upon successful completion of your course you will be awarded a UAL Level 1 Diploma in Music, Performing and Production Arts. This qualification is a foundation course offering a total of 72 credits – this is roughly equivalent to 2 GCSEs. All our FE courses are accredited by the University of Arts London. To find out more, and to read the full specifications, please visit: UAL Level 1 Award and Diploma in Music, Performing and Production Arts | UAL
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
course information last updated: Friday 2nd December 2022 @ 11.36am (2 days ago)