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Prepare to work in the performing arts sector
This unit will give you an understanding of the range and diversity of this industry. You will learn about the jobs and organisations that make up the industry, how it is funded and how companies are supported and regulated.

Proposal for a commission brief
You will be given the opportunity to develop a community arts project from a given brief. You will consider your creative skills and preferences and think about how these can be utilised in a way that benefits a community or a defined group of participants.

Influential performance Practice
You will become familiar with a range of different styles and periods e.g. Classical, Modern and post-Modern, within their social, cultural and historical contexts and will be able to select, adapt and apply elements of your research into your performance concept and practical performance.

Arts administration
In this unit, you will gain a greater knowledge of the broader supporting functions of the sector while facilitating performance work. There are vital administrative roles in the performing arts. These professional roles in the arts administration are integral to the smooth running of organisations and companies, projects and productions.

Original performance
This unit requires you to pull together the knowledge, understanding and skills you have learnt from taking other units. Creating and taking part in original performance work will give you the opportunity to work as part of a group to relate specific themes and ideas to an audience. You will be required to create a new and original piece.


Students complete 6-8 units, 5 of which are mandatory.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSE at grade 4 or above. Students must have achieved grade 5 or above in Maths and a 4 in English.


This course is for students who want to study the performing arts. It’s not just about being able to perform on stage; it will provide candidates with the skills, knowledge and understanding to progress onto a specialist Arts degree. It enhances confidence, builds a team ethic and encompasses elements of real-life study. This BTEC is a student-centered approach to the curriculum, with a flexible, unit-based structure and knowledge applied in project-based assessment. It focuses on the development of the practical, interpersonal and thinking skills required to be able to succeed in employment and higher education.