This course combines practical and academic skills. You will be introduced to a range of acting styles, theatre practitioners and texts. This will strengthen your ability to analyse theatre and will develop your performance skills through extensive practical work.

Whilst studying BTEC Performing Arts (Theatre) you will:

  • Improve your performance skills
  • Learn about the various styles, techniques and features involved in theatre practice
  • Study set texts
  • Work on performance pieces
  • Develop your creative and collaborative skills
  • Develop employability skills such as teamwork, problem-solving, communication etc.

This course prepares you to;

  • Progress to university to study a Performing Arts / Theatre related course
  • Progress to a specialist drama school
  • Follow a career in performing arts

There are a number of extra-curricular activities including;

  • The production of plays, cabarets and theatre workshops
  • Educational visits
  • In house seminars and masterclasses
  • Regular theatre visits and trips
  • High Achiever opportunities
  • Guidance for drama school and university applications/auditions

You will be taught by a highly qualified and experienced Theatre Practitioner. Therefore, you will benefit from her specialist knowledge and experience in teaching and the acting profession.

BTEC Performing Arts (Theatre) Course Entry Requirements

GCSE grade 4 in English Language.

BTEC Performing Arts Course Leaflet

Exam Board Course Specification

What our students say about BTEC Performing Arts

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What Our Students Say

This is the subject where I get to release any pressures or struggles and just focus on drama. It’s teaching me how to deal with everyday tasks like working in a group, delegating tasks or communicating different points of view whilst working on my confidence. Exploring and creating material is magical! It requires and lot of time and effort but I get lost in it!

My class is wonderful and we work hard to support one another, regardless of theatrical experience. The lessons are really engaging and thought provoking too. So far, I’ve also been on several theatre visits and drama school workshops which are on offer throughout the year. This is just a phenomenal subject to study!

Emma Kevan