Performing Arts (Acting)

BTEC Extended Diploma Performing Arts

Course Details

BTEC Extended Diploma
Subject Area
Performing Arts
Age Group
16 - 18

City Campus Manchester
(Full Time - 2 years)

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Do you want to explore your acting skills in the heart of a vibrant, artistic city which is home to The Manchester International Festival? Join us and study with acting industry professionals within reach of professional venues and with access to industry level theatres.

You will further develop your performance skills and styles. You will learn about current industry trends and practices, both within theatre and the world of film and television. As well as this, we will prepare you for your next steps towards the industry helping you hone your audition skills and teaching you how to network and operate as a freelance performer. As part of this we will help you find industry relevent work experience.

Example units: film and tv, acting for auditions, contemporary theatre, site specific theatre, movement and voice.

Please Click Here to view the specific entry requirements for our 16-18 Study Programmes.

Work Experience is a vital part of the course and you will be supported in finding a work placement relevant to your study.

You'll take part in a combination of practical performances and workshop assignments for this course, alongside some written coursework tasks, which could include historical research or theory and a log of your acting progress.

Progress on to degree-level study with our higher education partner, UCEN Manchester. Students progressing from The Manchester College will receive a cash award through the Achievers Scholarship. Click Here to explore courses and apply.

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Depending on your current age, position and circumstances, there may be a fee for this course.

There are a number of different finance and funding options available to help you fund your academic studies with The Manchester College. These range from bursaries and grants to special loans for tuition fees. You can find out more about them on our dedicated Fees, Funding and Finance page.

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In our unique Industry Excellence Academy you’ll benefit from a programme of study that has been co-developed, and is co-delivered, with one of our industry partners.

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Performing Arts

If you were born to perform – as an actor, a dancer or a musical theatre performer – or even if you want to work behind the scenes, you’ll absolutely love the passion, enthusiasm and creative atmosphere that infects everyone in our Performing Arts department, here at The Manchester College.

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