BTec Level 3 Performing Arts

Examination Board & website:

Assessment Details:

Course Outline:

The aim of the course is to give a broad introduction to the performing arts sector, with an emphasis on core knowledge and fundamental skills that are transferable across other sectors

(including communication, presentation, physical and creative skills).


Anatomy Bones/muscles joints   Choreography   Rambert
Sutra Zero Degrees  Social & Historic Content  Modern Contemporary Dance Scene 2000-Current




Music technology, Performance, Composition and Music Theory.


Skills / Aptitudes required to be successful in this course:

  • Confidence.

  • Resilience, self-discipline and stamina.

  • An analytical mind and

  • The ability to self-reflect

  • Flexibility

  • Teamwork

  • Organisation and time management

Complementary subjects:   

  • English

  • Business

  • Humanities

  • Psychology

  •  Media

Pathways – Career and /or further study possibilities:

The qualification is intended to carry UCAS points and is recognised by HE providers as contributing to meeting admission requirements for many courses if taken alongside other qualifications as part of a two-year programme of learning. It combines well with a large number of subjects and so will support entry to HE courses in a very wide range of disciplines.

Depending on the subjects taken alongside, opportunities include:

● BA (Hons) in Performing Arts ● BA (Hons) in Media Studies with Theatre ● BA (Hons) in Psychology ● BA (Hons) in English Studies ● BA (Hons) in Business Studies.

Students should always check the entry requirements for degree programmes at specific HE providers.

Useful Links: Information and useful guidance and definitions covering all dance styles. Subscription-based resource include teaching materials, interviews with performers and production personnel detailing the making of theatre, study guides and recordings of a range of productions. (The National Theatre) Information regarding current and past productions at the National Theatre and includes a video library resource covering a range of topics on the making of theatre with interviews, extracts from rehearsals, performing and staging techniques, etc. Careers website containing job descriptions for performing arts roles, with information on salaries, training, etc. (The Royal Shakespeare Company) Resources and content linked to RSC productions of all Shakespeare’s plays and includes tutor and learner resource packs, video clips of key scenes and tutor notes. (The Stage) Online version of the printed journal, features news, reviews, interviews. This also contains job advertisements, career and professional development advice.

The following universities support this course:-

University of Exeter

University of Huddersfield

University of Chichester

Kingston University

Southampton Solent University

University of the West of England

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R. Choolun