OCR Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts – Grass Roots Theatre Company (Full-Time)

Course Overview

Do you love to perform and are always looking for ways to put your talents into the spotlight? If yes, then we are looking for new members to join Grass Roots Theatre Company.

Grass Roots Theatre Company is a full-time performing arts course engaging students in Acting, Dance and Musical Theatre skills. We are based in the Creative, Visual and Performing Arts (CVP) department and the course is designed for students wanting to become a performer or work in the theatrical or creative industry.

In ONE YEAR you will obtain an OCR Level 2 in Performing Arts and during your time with the company you will experience high-quality training in Dance, Drama, Theatre Production and Musical Theatre from a highly skilled performing arts lecturing team. You will be given lots of opportunities to perform at our own purpose-built performance venue Nidum Arts Centre and your work could lead you to a Level 3 Qualification in Performing Arts, Dance or Production Arts.

We are also delighted to offer students the opportunity to obtain their Duke of Edinburgh Awards with Grass Roots Theatre Company. Alongside developing skills and physical fitness, the award will offer students relevant work experience and the opportunity to take part in an adventurous expedition.

  • Entry Requirements

    2 GCSEs at grade C or above - Learners will be selected by interview and judged on their interest and experience in the Performing Arts.

  • Career Prospects

    Successful completion of the course (Merit or above) will allow the learner to progress onto a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Dance, Performing Arts or Production Arts at Neath College.

    Students may also choose to enter the performing arts industry and obtain a full-time apprenticeship or employment. Past students have also successfully auditioned for vocational Performing Arts schools.

  • Course Modules

    Performing Arts Industry
    Performance Project
    Developing Dance Skills and Techniques (Ballet, Contemporary, Tap)
    Developing Drama Skills and Techniques
    Devising Drama
    Dance Showcase
    Musical Theatre Performance
    Duke of Edinburgh Award

    Students will also follow a weekly tutorial program and ESW Level 1 in Digital Literacy.

    Students will be given the opportunity to re-sit GCSE Maths/English

  • Assessment

    The course is taught through a range of practical sessions, workshops, self-directed study and taught lessons.

    Practical work will be assessed throughout and across milestone assessment performances. Theory work will be assessed in modules and written assignments.

    Duke of Edinburgh Awards will consist of a weekly taught session and an overnight expedition in June.

  • Additional Costs

    A basic dance uniform will need to be purchased (black leotard, leggings etc).

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Neath College

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