Level 3 Certificate in Performing Arts

Your Unique Experience

At Clarendon Sixth Form college, we are more like a family and you will find very quickly that you make a lot of very close friends and find a special place with people who share your passion and your dream.

The staff at Clarendon Sixth Form college have supported their previous students in reaching their goals and securing places at top UK Drama schools, including: ALRA, Arden School of Theatre, Arts Ed, Guildford School of Acting (GSA), Laine Theatre Arts, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Urdang Academy, Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

From 2018, Arts Ed will be holding their auditions here at Clarendon Sixth Form college and have kindly agreed to give FREE auditions to ALL Clarendon Sixth Form students!

KIT LIST REQUIREMENTS FOR YOUR COURSE:

Black T shirts

Loose fitting black tracksuit or black jogging trousers and black sweatshirt

Trainers / running shoes

Water bottle

Digital voice recorder (not your mobile) for recording singing and lectures

Ring binder folders with A-4 paper and pens

Memory stick/USB

MALE

Black Suit

One pair of black shoes - (plain - not Dr Martens)

One white shirt

FEMALE

One black, full length skirt

One pair of black shoes - (heel - no higher than 1”)

Many classes will be in bare feet and you may want to bring along a towel and bottled water.

Course Content

Throughout the course you will develop a range of skills and knowledge preparing you for progression into University/Drama School and employment within the Performing Arts.

If you choose to study with us on the acting course, you will cover a huge variety of units, including:

Performing to an audience

Developing voice

Singing skills

Classical Theatre

Acting Styles

More than just a Course

In these dreams our future begins

The Performing Arts landscape is changing. And so are we.

The new needs

As the Skills Gap continues to widen, many education providers are investing in STEM subjects. Whilst this is clearly a vital area for development, surveys conducted by EEF, UCKES and CIPD demonstrate a growing need for young people with more than technical knowledge.

Employers are demanding a workforce that can be flexible and responsive to the changing needs of business and industry.

These skills, often termed ‘soft skills’, include effective communication, time management, team & leadership skills, creativity & problem solving skills and an ability to work under pressure to deadlines. All of these skills easily developed within vocational Performing Arts courses, making pro-active, innovative and creative Level 3 graduates more than performers and hugely employable.

Which is why graduates from Level 3 Performing Arts courses succeed not only within the core industry, but also in sales & marketing, NHS, Politics, Armed Forces and more.

Increasing Opportunity in Employment

Whilst the nature of the Performing Arts industry remains vulnerable and unreliable, new digital technology has significantly increased opportunities of employability for young people; locally the move of the BBC alone is estimated by KPMG to have increased UK gross value added by £277million in just one year, with an additional 2,500 jobs. Furthermore, the development of Media City is seen as powering the digital economy.

The opportunities for young people to gain meaningful employment and work-experience in an employment sector in which they have a passion have never been more present and as a provider of vocational education, Clarendon Sixth Form College are perfectly placed to support these young people.

PROFESSIONALISM:

Students will learn from staff with many years’ of professional performance experience at high level in TV, FILM and Theatre.

Staff will bring with them and instil the culture of professional rehearsal etiquette – the student experience will feel much more like Director and Performer and less like student and teacher.

Course Format

Part time- with 2 other A Levels

Special Features

You have the opportunity to be involved in Public Performances, including a Christmas Café Theatre piece, 1 BIG Musical and 1 contemporary play

Enrichment that includes: Fight Club- Stunt and stage combat work, including unarmed and rapier & dagger training, Dance Club- A wide selection of dance including: Ballet, street, modern, ballroom and tap. A fantastic opportunity for you to develop dance and fitness, for fun or at a higher level, Song Club- Fun, weekly singing sessions to improve your voice and to have an opportunity to sing in public, as part of a choir or as a solo performer, Audition class- Essential for your progression into drama school. This is led by an experienced and professional acting coach and author with many years’ experience supporting young people, just like you, into gaining a place at the top UK drama schools.

Entry Qualifications

For our level 3 course, you are required to have 4 GCSEs at grade C including English. If you were unsuccessful in achieving your GCSE in maths, you will be able to retake this during your time at college.

You will also be required to undertake an interview and join our fun, full-day audition and write a short 500 word piece explaining a little about yourself and why you want to be a performer.

Progression

On successful completion of this qualification, many young people progress into Higher Education at Drama School or University, where they continue to train to become professional performers, or train as teachers or professional coaches.

Many young people move immediately into industry and can often be seen on stage and television.

Contact

For enquiries please contact the College on 0161 908 6789 or web: www.tameside.ac.uk/contact.


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Please Note: While every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of these details, changes can and do occur. Government policy changes rapidly (particularly from one academic year to the next) which often has an effect on availability, eligibility for funding and the fee contribution required. Please confirm the course details when enrolling.