Performing Arts & Musical Theatre

You'll have several opportunities to perform and enjoy visits to professional productions.

Fact Sheet

Level 2 – Develop and explore Acting, Singing and Dance. Ideal if you are interested in Musical Theatre and want a hands-on course which can help you progress to the next level. You will also take part in classroom sessions which introduce business and entrepreneurship projects to help build your general knowledge of a range of skills and techniques in the performing arts and Maths and English.

Level 3 – Focus your creativity. Specialist practical units in all performance styles in acting, singing and dance as well as academic units covering the context of performance, research and business aspects of the performing industries. The course is exciting and challenging and designed to provide for the many career and higher education opportunities to specialist drama/dance colleges and universities as well as entry into employment.

Key elements:

  • Acting – Classical & Contemporary, Audition Material and Technique
  • Singing – Rock, Pop, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Audition Material and Technique
  • Dance – Street, Jazz, Contemporary and Choreography etc.
  • Musical Theatre – Triple Threat skills
  • Performing Arts Industry
  • Context of Performance
  1. Specialist highly qualified and supportive tutors.
  2. Regular trips to professional productions locally and nationally.
  3. Regular workshops in acting, singing and dance.
  4. Performance opportunities throughout the courses both on campus and at outside venues.
  5. Access to work experience at local theatres and holiday centres.

Actor, Dancer, Singer, Entertainer , Choreographer, Musical Director, Stage Manager, Set Designer, Lighting Designer, Children’s Theatre, Teacher, Casting Director, Arts Administration, Film Director, Journalist, Broadcast Presenter, Theatre Technician, Community Arts Worker, Dramatherapist, Set Designer, Make Up Artist, Prop Maker, Location Finder, Front Of House, TV Presenter, Stage School Owner, Public Relations and Marketing, Script Writer.

What can I go on to do?

  • Enter employment
  • An apprenticeship
  • Progress to a degree programme or other higher education programme

If you are aged 16-19 and have not achieved GCSE grade A*-C in English and maths, any programme you choose will require you to continue studying English and maths.

Adam Philpott

After completing the BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Performing Arts, Adam went on to study BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre at the prestigious Arts Educational Drama School in London.

Adam went on to work on UK tours of ‘Oklahoma’ and ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’ and the European Premiere of ‘White Christmas’. He has since gone on to perform in the West End in ‘Dirty Dancing’ and most recently directed shows at the Tabard Theatre in London and as associate/ assistant director for the world premiere of ‘Gods and Monsters’ at The Southwark Playhouse. He is also a regular guest tutor at many of the top drama schools in London.

Adam never forgets his roots and recently returned to GYC to deliver a ‘Dirty Dancing’ workshop for our current students.

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