Acting & Performing Arts (Vocational)

For students who see themselves on the big screen, in the west-end or starring in their favourite TV drama this course has a strong empathise on practical acting methods and is perfection preparation for the industry. Individuals will be able to explore their talents and express their creativity in live performances and in group activities. Students will be mentored by best in the business. Staff have trained at prestigious schools including Mountview Theatre School, RADA and Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance.


Acting students study the many disciplines and styles within drama performance. They will explore both classical and contemporary theatre, as well as developing directing techniques. Students will complete a detailed study in using the voice as an actor and develop devising skills over the two years. They will need to research the historical context of plays and reflect this in their work. Students will rehearse and perform a wide range of material and become disciplined, thinking, versatile performers.

Assessment is based upon their portfolio of work created whilst completing their units. Tops include principles of acting, improvisation and children’s theatre. This course is excellent preparation for further training at specialist drama schools, universities or entry directly into industry. This qualification is equivalent to three A-levels and recognised by Higher Education providers.

Entry Requirements

Students will need five grade 4s at GCSE including a Grade 4 in English and mathematics. GCSE Drama is not a requirement of the course but passion for the subject is essential.
Interview and audition are required.


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Performing Arts (Acting) First Extended Certificate Level 2 Pendleton Sixth Form College
Performing Arts (Acting) National Foundation Diploma Level 3 - (Adult Loan Only) Pendleton Sixth Form College

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