What is the course about?
The BTEC L3 Certificate in Performing Arts (Acting) offers you the opportunity to gain vocational training in the field of Acting. The team of practitioners at Leyton Sixth Form College are highly experienced in their craft, all coming from a professional performance background and work extensively outside of the college. Students experience a rich learning environment gaining practical skills from industry professionals and it’s not surprising that the students who have left us are now studying at prestigious drama schools. Our students gain experience working in a wide range of stage and film productions developing their confidence and talent within any sphere. Our ethos is to train you to build a range of transferable skills and to develop high levels of confidence, self-discipline and communication aiding you to advance in a range of careers both in the private and public sectors, e.g. marketing, public relations & events management to name a few.

Duration of course: Certificate 1 year/ Subsidiary Diploma 2 years 

Exam board: BTEC

What units/topics will be studied?
The course is equivalent to an AS and consists of three units: The Core Unit, Principles of Acting; and two others, Drama Improvisation, and Contemporary Theatre.

What do I need to study this subject?
Acting experience: either GCSE Drama or regular acting class attendance. 4 GCSE’s A-C.

What can I do to prepare myself to study this subject?
Mental preparation is vital for any student wishing to study on the programme as the two year course will be challenging, both academically and personally. We expect you to meet that challenge with commitment and determination, paying particular attention to your personal development. In order for you to get the most out of the course, you should be prepared to work under instruction and use your own initiative. You will frequently be asked to work outside of the normal timetable for intensive rehearsals, and you will be expected to prioritise your college work over everything else!

Where can this lead me?
Students can progress on to the Subsidiary Diploma in Acting in their second year equivalent to a full A Level. The course expands and consolidates your acting experience, either for personal development or as a preparation for higher education.

Entry Requirements Acting experience: either GCSE Drama or regular acting class attendance. 4 GCSE’s A-C.

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