Performing Arts

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code PA/B2
Qualification Type National Extended Certificate (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


During this course you will discover the cultural and historical influences that have informed the journey of Dance and Drama practitioners over the decades. You will study relevant techniques and styles to your chosen discipline allowing you to translate this understanding into your own artistic intention through numerous performance pieces. 


There are three mandatory units of learning:  

 Investigating Practitioners’ Work (EA) 

 Developing Skills and Techniques for Live Performance (IA) 

 Group Performance Workshop (EA) 


And one of the following additional units: 


 Acting Styles 

 Contemporary Dance 

How will it be delivered?

This course is built up of 2 externally assessed (EA) and 2 internally assessed (IA) units with each containing both practical and written elements. You will be expected to behave as a professional performer in rehearsals sometimes as part of  a producing company with artistic autonomy and others  as a contracted actor/dancer working under a director/choreographer.

Entry requirements

In addition to the general entry requirements for Thamesview School there will also be an audition process for this course. This will consist of a prepared 1 to 2 minute dance piece OR  monologue and a teacher led group workshop.

Your next steps...

The content of this qualification has been developed in consultation with academics to ensure that it supports progression to higher education for example a BA Hons in Performing Arts, Dance or Drama in a University setting or a professional qualification at a Performing Arts College. In addition, employers and professional bodies have been consulted in order to confirm that the content is also  appropriate and consistent with current practice in the work place. 

As well as the performing arts sector-specific content, this qualification provides learners with the opportunity to develop transferable skills such as self-confidence, presentation skills, personal  discipline, target setting and review, time management and organisational skills which are highly regarded  in both an education and employment setting.