Creative Pathways - Performance & Production (level 2)
Course ref. QW072
This course is designed to enable you to:
Develop skills across a range of practical and technical areas
Gain an understanding of work in the creative industries, and explore different job opportunities i.e. Actor, Musician, Dancer, or Technician
Prepare application material, consider the importance of planning and preparing for performance, and evaluate the work afterwards to consider how it could be improved
Look at the development of the Arts and specialise in your main area of interest
Take part in performances in front of peers, and also to a public audience and/or work backstage on Performing Arts and Music productions
Is it for me?
This course is equivalent to 2 GCSEs (Core) or 4 GCSEs (with Option unit). It is designed to enable students to enhance a range of skills needed for the Performing Arts industry, which frequently requires performers to work across different performance disciplines. Most students will take a performance pathway alongside the production core, although it may be possible to study production as a stand-alone programme.
There are no exams - your assessment will be through assignments in class and practical/performance projects. It includes evening rehearsals and performances. If you have not yet passed English or Maths at grade C or above you will need to work on these alongside your Creative Pathways course.
This course is made up of a core area of production skills for the performing arts industry and then an option pathway which is chosen from two alternative routes – Dance or Drama.
Core programme – all students
All students complete these topics in the core programme:
Working in the Performing Arts Industry
Professional Development in the Performing Arts Industry
Performing Arts Production Process
Crewing for Stage Performance
Design for the Stage
Successful completion of the core provides a BTEC Extended Certificate (equivalent to 2 GCSEs).
You can also choose one of these two options:
- Dance - The Development of Dance, Performing Dance
- Drama - The Development of Drama, Acting Skills and Techniques
Successful completion of an option unit provides an additional BTEC Extended Certificate (equivalent to 2 GCSEs).
A range of GCSEs at grades C to E including English Language
Level 1 or 2 vocational qualification
If you do not have a grade C or above in English Language or Maths, you will study these subjects as an essential part of your programme of study.
Which courses go well with this?
This course can be taken as part of a level 2 programme of study.
Successful completion of this course could lead to related BTEC Level 3 Certificate or Subsidiary Diploma courses. You may be able to progress onto a wide range of A level and BTEC Nationals, depending on other qualifications you have and your interests.