Level 2 BTEC Professional Performance Programme
Over a one year course you will develop a range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge that will develop your skills in dance, acting and musical theatre. Many students who enjoy and complete this course successfully audition and progress onto the L3 Professional Performance Programme.
- Course Information
The PPP Level 2 is an exciting, practical training course for students who want to develop their performance skills and pursue a career in the performing arts. You will learn fundamental techniques in acting, dance and singing, along with how to create your own performance material.
- Entry Requirements
You will need 4 GCSE passes at grade D or equivalent in a range of subjects, including English Language and/or maths. You must also pass a two-day audition and details of the audition process are sent out to all applicants prior to enrolment.
The audition will usually take place in early July and all applicants must attend both days. In preparation for the audition you will be expected to learn one of the three monologues that we will send out approximately two months before the audition. You will NOT be allowed to perform a different monologue, whether from a published play or one you have written yourself. All the applicants are expected to perform in front of the Performing Arts staff and all the other applicants. The main things you will need to do at the auditions are:
- perform your chosen monologue and write an evaluation of your performance
- take part in three drama workshops that explore different dramatic styles – epic theatre, naturalism and physical theatre
- take part in two dance workshops where you will learn a lyrical routine and a jazz routine and then perform these back in small groups
- work in groups on an extended devising task where you will be given a stimulus and must create a non-naturalistic performance based on this. Tutors will give you specific directions and examine your responses
- How will I be assessed?
The course is assessed throughout the year through a series of practical assessments, written coursework and some external assessments.
- Progression Pathway
Those students who complete the course with a merit or distinction grade will then be given the opportunity to audition for the Level 3 Professional Performance Programme.