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

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What Our Students Say

Carmel creates a very independent atmosphere and the very open campus almost prepares you for the next step after Carmel - going to university.

I like studying Performing Arts at Carmel because you learn a wide range of performing styles and are able to develop your skills and understanding of the subject.

During my time here so far, I have taken part in the National Theatre Connections festival performing in a production at college and at the Lowry Theatre in Manchester. I have also taken part in the ‘NewViews’ project which is a playwriting course providing a chance of it being performed by professionals at the National Theatre, London. We have been to watch poet Roger McGough at the Playhouse Theatre and taken part in many performance related workshops.

The thing I have been most impressed about in Carmel is the fact how much time you have to do your work and time to socialise as well.

After Carmel I hope to go to drama school and study performing arts, hopefully at RADA.

I feel that even if you’re on the edge about choosing to study performing arts you should still do it as I’ve spoken to a lot of people who say they regret not choosing it, and I’m not a typical person who would pick drama but I would have regretted it if I hadn’t chosen to study it.

Jack Halewood