Diploma in Creative Arts - Music and Performance

Course overview

Are you creative, hardworking and a natural performer? Do you dream of a career on the stage? Do you thrive under the spotlight? Look no further, because our Creative Arts - Music and Performance Pathway, Level 2, will put you in the spotlight. The course offers two pathways where you can focus on your singing, dancing and acting, or focus on developing your musical skills on your chosen instrument. As a performing artist you will work on your own and as part of a group to learn, create and perform a range of musical and theatrical shows. You will spend a lot of your time on stage, but there is more to this course than performing.
Some parts of the course are delivered as core subjects. You will learn all about the arts industry and the different job roles that exist within this sector. You will go behind the scenes, discover how a show is created, where the props come from, and how they are designed and built. You will think about the different ways that performing artists create a sense of drama on the stage and you will begin to study a range of musical and acting techniques and styles. Music students will develop their performance skills, music theory and composition and gain a foundation of knowledge with the music equipment to support live events. In addition to your practical training, you will also develop your ICT skills and produce written work and marketing material, such as posters and leaflets, to help advertise your shows.

Entry requirements

You will need 4 GCSEs (A*-D) or (Grade 3 and above) including maths and English Language or Level 1 Functional Skills. Entry will be subject to a satisfactory reference and interview.

Entry decisions will be discretionary at interview. Students will continually be assessed through probation period to ensure they are on the correct level.

How will I be assessed?

You will be given written assignment briefs for each project. As well as telling you when the project has to be handed in, the brief will also give you a series of practical tasks that will guide you to produce the right work for the different units covered by the project. A course unit is a set of tasks, outcomes and assessment criteria based on a specific aspect of Art and Design. Each task is set against the assessment criteria of the unit(s) covered by the brief so you can see exactly what you have to do and how it will be graded - nothing is hidden!

What can I do next

With your diploma you can choose to study a HNC in Performing Arts, followed by a university degree in drama, dance or theatrical performance. You can choose from a range of job roles in the creative and performing arts industries. Why not become a Choreographer and create new dance pieces? Or co-ordinate set, costume and sound design as a Production Manager? You could even choose to specialize in costume design, lighting production or dance therapy

Course Modules

- Performance pathway
- Music pathway
- Music theory
- Developing as a performer
- Dance
- Acting
- Singing

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Start Date
September 2017

Qualifications / Level
Level 2

Study Type
Full Time

Location
St Dunstan's Worcester

Cost
Under 19: Free
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Course Code
MPA-DP2