Creative, Visual & Performing Arts
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts
How To Apply
Applications for 2017/2018 are now available under Full-Time Courses.
It could not be easier to join NPTC Group. Follow the steps below and should you have any queries about the application process, please contact Admissions.
1. Selecting Your Course
Look carefully through the academic or vocational courses you are interested in. If you are undecided, discuss with course lecturers at our open/information evenings or open days to help make your decision. For times/dates of our course-related events visit our Key Dates section.
2. Ways to Apply
Once you have selected your course(s), you can apply online via the online Application Form or download a copy and return it to Admissions at the campus of your choice.
Pupils attending schools in the City and County of Swansea have to make all their applications for their post-16 via the UCAS Progress website. You will receive acknowledgement of your application from UCAS.
Please ensure check your account on the UCAS Progress website regularly for any updates or messages. You can also message us with any questions you have about your application. If you are unsure of any aspect of the UCAS Progress application please contact Admissions on tel: 01639 648000.
You will also receive an offer letter from NPTC Group. This letter is important and contains information needed to confirm your place. Please follow the guidelines outlined in this letter.
After your application form has been processed, you will be invited to attend an interview, either at school or at College. During this interview you will be able to discuss your choice of course further, as well as, the entry requirements and the career prospects leading from that course.
4. Confirmation Letter
Following the interview, you will be sent a letter confirming the offer - either a firm or conditional acceptance, depending on whether or not you have been asked to achieve certain examination grades. You will need to return the acceptance slip to Admissions, which will arrive with the confirmation letter. Along with you letter you will receive a Learner Statement of Health & Support Needs, which needs to be completed and returned to Admissions. Prior to enrolment you will also be asked to attend an initial assessment – details of this will be included in your offer letter.
5. Information Pack (Neath and Afan Campuses ONLY)
You will receive an information pack containing additional details about student life at NPTC Group and giving enrolment and term dates.
6. Examination Results
If you have not achieved your desired examination results, don’t worry, staff will be available at both campuses during enrolment to give advice and guidance about possible changes to your original course. If you have achieved the necessary grades, but would like to change your original course choice, you can also do this during enrolment.
The performing arts industry is highly competitive and demanding, but can be extremely rewarding. To be a success in this field, you need talent and personality, as well as a huge amount of enthusiasm and determination. Here at NPTC Group of Colleges, we are dedicated to providing the best teaching and learning for people who want to pursue a lasting career in Performing Arts. You will be given the opportunity to be involved a wide-range of performance activities, making use of our professional studios and fully equipped Performing Arts Centre. The course is designed to provide specialist training in dance, drama, singing and musical theatre to fully prepare you for a career in the industry.
If you love to perform and are always looking for ways to put your talents in the spotlight, this is the course for you.
The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts is the vocational equivalent to 3 A Levels.
Performing Arts Business
Historical Context of Performance
Rehearsing for Performance
Performing to an Audience.
Specialist units will include a variety of styles, including some of the following from the different specialisms:
Musical Theatre Performance
Film and TV Acting
Contemporary Theatre Performance Drama Improvisation
Auditions for Actors
Unit based coursework assignments – written and practical
Dance clothing – approx. £30
Jazz shoes – approx. £25
Theatre Visits – approx. £50
Students must possess one of the following:
5 GCSEs at grades A*-C, to include Maths or English/Welsh.
BTEC First Diploma in a related subject at Merit grade or above
6 week induction programme.
Students who successfully complete the course may apply to study at specialist schools / University. Career opportunities include performance, television, media,
teaching, arts administration.
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