The aim is to run three separate courses across the year for home-educated students, which can be taken as standalone courses as they focus on different aspects of the Performing Arts.
For each course students will need to have good attendance and punctuality and complete specific tasks requiring students to keep workbooks, perform, work as part of a team and communicate effectively.
Autumn Term: Introduction to Performing Arts - Physical Theatre
This course will introduce students to the basics of physical theatre and communicating through physicality and body language. Physical exercises will prepare the body for creative tasks. Activities will focus on communicating a range of intentions such as mood, theme, character, abstract ideas, narrative, objects etc. Students will work individually as well in different group sizes and there will be some contact work. Performing work to peers and other students will take place throughout the course.
Spring Term: Introduction to Performing Arts - Using Stimulus for Performance
This course will introduce students to creating performance work using a variety of stimuli. Students will be guided through the creative process from researching and improvising to generating and selecting to developing, refining and performing material. Students will work individually as well in different group sizes. Performing work to peers and other students will take place throughout the course.
Summer Term: Introduction to Performing Arts - Production Elements
This course will introduce students to features of production such as lighting, sound, set and costume and how these elements can enhance an audience’s appreciation. There will be some critical appreciation of professional works and how features of production contribute to the final piece. After learning the basics, there will be the opportunity for students to create designs related to a set brief.
The course will be delivered over 3 hours each week.
111 Canal Street
Start: Monday 12th September 2022
Course code: C040141 / Q040142
BTEC Level 1 Award Performing Arts
Students must be electively home educated.