What will I study?

BTEC Performing Arts offers an approach to study dance, drama and music that affirms all three as valid and vital art forms in their own right.  It seeks not to replace, but to broaden; to introduce students to a way of working that draws on existing skills & develops them further in a new context.   In embarking on the course, students will develop skills in all three art forms, will study a broad range of practitioners, will perform to a range of audiences, and will be equipped to work effectively in a group where the decisions taken affect the outcomes for all the participants.


What does it combine with?

Performing Arts would combine well with a range of other subjects including Media, Art, Business Studies, English Literature, History and/or Sociology


Where can it lead?

Performing Arts students are equipped with skills & knowledge that can be transferred to a range of careers including, acting, drama therapy, theatre in education, law, arts administration, stage management, workshop leadership & teaching.  You could also pursue performing arts at university with a degree in dance, drama, music or a combination degree.


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You will have the opportunity to go and see a range of professional productions as well as gaining experience of taking part in public performances.


Entry requirements

It is not essential to have studied Dance, Drama or Music at Key Stage 4 – although this would be an advantage.