key stage 4
Specification: Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Performing Arts
Specification Link: https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-firsts/performing-arts-2012-nqf.html
Year/Course Code: BTEC Performing Arts Level 1/2 First Award in Performing Arts (Production)
The Production Arts is at the centre of everything we do at EUTC and in the Media, Film and Performance Industry. Whether it is an Art Installation or a Film Shoot, the Production Arts is there. We explore Set, Props, Light, Sound and Stage Management throughout this course and identify the key aspects of each. Within the KS4 Production Arts, we will develop the skills of a practitioner of the production artist in all areas over a 2 year period. Students will also be tasked with managing their own mini-performance and ensuring that the technical and production elements are fulfilled. Students will also explore their career progression and their creation and design capabilities.
Course Units and Description
Unit 1: Individual Showcase
Students will be given a theme and will be tasked to create a 10 minute presentation in response to this by creating a clear design and justification for it.
Students will also apply for a place in a 6th Form college to study the production arts highlighting the skills that they have attained over the period of the course. This unit makes up 25% of the overall course. This unit is externally assessed.
Unit 2: Preparation, Performance and Production
Students will select a position within the Production Arts and organise their own mini-performance. They will need to ensure that their performance is managed to a professional standard. This unit makes up 25% of the overall course. This unit is internally assessed.
Unit 7: Production Skills for Performance
Students will develop a range of skills associated to the Production Arts and track their progress throughout this unit. This unit makes up 50% of the overall course. This unit is internally assessed.
Throughout this course students will be invited to work on a number of projects at EUTC through the Projects team. Students that demonstrate a real passion for this industry will be able to further develop their skills and knowledge with the Projects team and by working with our 6th Form students.