key stage 5
Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Performing & Production Arts
Course Link: https://www.arts.ac.uk/partnerships/ual-awarding-body/qualifications/performing-arts/level-3-diploma-and-extended-diploma-in-performing-and-production-arts
Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Performing & Production Arts (601/1790/4)
The Production Arts is at the centre of everything that makes this industry work. Throughout this course, students will explore and develop their skills in props, set, light, sound and stage management. Whether it be an Art Exhibition, Film Shoot or Theatrical Performance, the KS5 Production Arts students are there. Students will be able to manage and create a number of productions and events whilst completing their course and learn real life skills that relate to this industry. Students will work with a number of other disciplines to develop a wide range of skills that will enable them to become professionals of the future.
Unit 1: Principles of performance
To provide the student with an introduction to a range of activities essential to the development and delivery of a performance. It will introduce the basic elements of drama, dance and music and impart an understanding of performance as a collaborative activity.
Unit 2: Engaging with an audience
To provide the student with an introduction to oral, written and visual communication in performing and production. It will enable students to explore and analyse meaning and how to convey a message to an audience.
Unit 3: Introduction to professional practice
To provide the student with an introduction to the diversity of roles, responsibilities, employment and progression opportunities available within the sector. It will introduce the student to the importance of health and safety as integral to the performer and production and give an understanding of the characteristics needed for a career in the performing arts.
Unit 4: Critical and contextual awareness
To provide the student with an introduction to the investigation of both historical and contemporary contexts and perspectives that influence the development of ideas within the performing arts.
Unit 5: Production skills and context
To enable students to critically analyse, integrate and apply knowledge and understanding acquired in previous units and to explore the specific skills and attributes required for production and design in the performing arts.
Unit 6: Performance skills and context
To enable students to critically analyse, integrate and apply, knowledge and understanding acquired in previous units and to explore the specific skills and attributes required for performance in the performing arts.
Unit 7: Preparation for specialist study
To provide the student with an opportunity to critically analyse, integrate and apply the knowledge and understanding acquired in the previous units and to explore the specific skills and attributes required for their own personal practice.
Unit 8: Collaborative performance project
To provide students with the opportunity to make use of the skills, knowledge and understanding developed through the previous units in the completion of a collaborative project. The unit will provide students with a measure of self-directed learning and enable them to clarify their longer-term goals through their choice of an activity to explore in greater depth.
Unit 9: Developing performance and production skills
To provide students with an opportunity to enter into a more formal dialogue of personal interrogation and diagnosis designed to identify strengths, enthusiasms and ambitions within a specific pathway, and to develop the requisite artistic, professional and vocational skills necessary for progression within their chosen discipline.
Unit 10: Preparing for progression
To prepare students, through a process of research, dialogue, reflection and evaluation, to identify and prepare for specific higher education or employment progression routes appropriate to their ambitions. The unit will enable the student to demonstrate the requisite practical, intellectual and communication skills necessary for progression.
Unit 11: Exploration of specialist study and context
This unit is designed to enable students to understand a range of critical and contextual perspectives and approaches influencing performing and production arts. Students will demonstrate their understanding through a personal research project in an area of interest, preparing them for the direction of their final project.
Unit 12: Extended project
To provide an opportunity for students to engage in an extended activity related to their discipline of choice. The unit will enable students to take responsibility for their learning by responding positively to the greater opportunities for individual expression and creativity afforded, and to demonstrate their achievement through proposing and realising a project which integrates the skills, knowledge and understanding acquired throughout the course.