What is it?
A course to develop your performance experience, you will develop skills in acting, singing and dance and you will have an opportunity to develop your creative and technical skills in all three areas.
Why study this subject at Blackpool Sixth?
Gain professional quality training and performance experience. Work at a professional standard to produce professional standard work.
What skills will I develop?
You will develop skills in acting, singing and dancing. You will develop technique and performance skills in all three genres in a variety of styles. You will develop confidence, characterisation, projection, facial expression, spatial awareness, dynamics, vocal techniques and much more!
How will I be taught?
You will have 8 practical classes per week – where you work as an ensemble to develop performance work ready for showcase events which happen at the end of each term. You will be expected to work as a professional company to develop work both taught repertoire and work created as a group. You will also develop critical analysis skills and will be able to evaluate, research and present your findings in a comprehensive way – thus preparing your for university or vocational training in the future.
How will I be assessed?
Assessed through ongoing coursework, practical performances and exams.
All teachers have relevant and recent performance, directing and choreographing experience in the industry. They have been trained to degree level and hold Qualified Teacher Status. They have a wealth of experience between them both teaching in secondary and sixth form providers and all deliver outstanding teaching and learning.
Field trips, projects and employability opportunities
You will have the opportunity to perform termly in a our 300-seat, state-of-the-art, professional standard theatre. You will also get the opportunity to perform in local schools and community groups as part of our roadshow event. There are numerous theatre trips and professional workshops which will be offered to you including in the past;. ARLA, LIPA, UCLAN as well as professional theatre companies and choreographers/director workshops.
Where does it lead?
Previous students have been successful in securing places with scholarships at; LIPA, Bird, The Hammond School, Urdang, Guildford, Performers, Centre Pointe, ARLA and many prestigious universities too.
Practical experience in at least two out of the three disciplines of acting, singing and movement. Willing and able to take part in 8 practical classes per week.
Black practical clothing.
What will I study?
Acting, vocal skills and movement skills. You will develop all three disciplines so that you are a well-rounded performer who is versatile and employable. You will look at existing practitioners and how their work informs your own.
Examples of units that you will cover in the course are:
- Performing Arts Business
- Devising Plays
- Acting techniques
- Historical contexts
- Contemporary Theatre
- Variety Performance
- Vocal Skills for Actors
- Developing movement skills
- Improvisation techniques
- Grade 5 in GCSE English Language is preferred (you do not need to have studied history before)