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Performing Arts - OCR Diploma in Musical Theatre

 

DEPARTMENT

COURSE NAME

COURSE LEADER

EXAM BOARD

QUALIFICATION

Performing Arts Performing Arts - OCR Diploma in Musical Theatre Mrs Magee OCR OCR Diploma in Musical Theatre

Introduction

We are excited to offer the  OCR Performing Arts course and believe that it is an excellent pathway to either further education in the area or a career in the Performing Arts sector.

In line with the new Linear A level courses, this course will be studied across two years.  This is a level 3 qualification that gives students the equivalent of 2 A levels at the end of the course.  The qualification is awarded at the levels of PP - D*D*. (Pass/Distinction)

Entry Requirements

It is helpful to have a GCSE in Dance, Drama or Music, but as there is an introductory module, it is not absolutely essential.  Extra-curricular Performing Arts activities will be considered where GCSE subjects have not been studied, for example by attending the Beck Youth Theatre or equivalent activity.

This course will offer students the opportunity to hone their skills across the three art forms of dance, drama and music as well as focusing on developing the relevant skills to function within the ever-growing Performing Arts sector.  Students will interact with industry professionals from across the Performing Arts sector. It will also allow students to make the most of the exciting program of extra-curricular opportunities that the Performing Arts faculty at Bishopshalt offers.

Course Content

UNIT No

UNIT NAME

PRACTICAL/

WRITTEN

ART FORM

ASSESSMENT

1

Prepare to work in PA sector

Combined

Combined

External

2

Proposal for a commission brief

Written

Combined

External

3

Influential performance practice

Combined

Combined

External

8

Performing Repertoire

Combined

Combined

Internal

9

Acting Technique

Combined

Drama

Internal

13

Dance Technique

Combined

Dance

Internal

26

Singing Technique

Combined

Music

Internal

32

Arts Administration

Written

Combined/Written

External

Progression and Careers

Students can progress onto a degree in Drama or Performing Arts with a view to production, performance, directing and devising.  Wider applications would be to any career which requires excellent presentation skills, creativity and incisiveness, original thinking, teamwork and negotiation, e.g. management in general, advertising, public relations, personnel management and media careers.

Exam Board

OCR

Contact Name

For further information, please see Mrs Magee – Arts College Manager, Mrs Gooch or Miss Coles – Performance Arts Teachers.