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BTEC Level 2 TECH Award in Performing Arts

Acting Pathway (603/0406/6)

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The BTEC TECH Award is an intensive and exciting 2 year course, delivered by highly qualified teaching staff who cover different aspects of the Performing Arts Acting programme by teaching technical skills through vocational contexts. The Acting Pathway is a practical course enabling students to develop and extend their acting technique, understanding of theatre practice and history, as well as honing their performance skills alongside an understanding of the performing arts world. This specialist programme is aimed at students who are passionate about developing their acting skills, knowledge and understanding. Students should have a respect for collaborative learning, creativity, commitment and motivation. Students will be expected to develop good literacy skills alongside subject specific vocabulary and have a positive response to reading around the subject, including selected dramatic texts.

Over the two years students will specialise in developing their acting in a range of styles including mask, contemporary, classical and physical theatre, together with extensively developing their evaluative and research written skills alongside performance. In addition, students will also learn about working in the performing arts industry and the jobs and opportunities available in this sector. Students on the Acting Pathway will have the opportunity to perform in BOA acting productions as well as in other performance opportunities such as The Shakespeare Schools Festival and in productions at our sister theatre The Old Rep. The opportunity to study and achieve Bronze and Silver medal at LAMDA is also built into the course.



The BTEC TECH Award consists of 3 Components:

Component 1: Exploring The Performing Arts (Internally assessed)

Component 2: Developing skills and techniques in the Performing Arts (Internally Assessed)

Component 3: Performing to a Brief (Externally Assessed 3 Hour assessment /  40% of the overall grade)



Students will take part in explorative workshops, textural analysis, performance projects, performances, and theoretical sessions led by the acting staff and industry specialists. Theatre trips and extra curricular activities will also be offered to enhance the acting students’ awareness and appreciation of the art form.