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Creative and Performing Arts (Acting)

Creative and Performing Arts (Acting)

What will I learn?

The Creative Arts sector is currently one of the most rapid areas of growth in the UK in terms of jobs and revenue. Millions of people visit the West End every year and, along with other theatres, records and TV/ Film it adds constantly to the UK GDP figure. Where does that money go and ‘who gets what’? In the RSL Creative and Performing Arts course you will look at the broad range of the Performing Arts as well as the different areas of the Creative Industries, how they work and how they affect our leisure-time.

You will study key areas of the Creative and Performing Arts Industry such as Theatre, Dance and Music as well as Event Management, Artist Management and what influences the Arts you enjoy. If you have a passion for any type of Performing Arts it can also lead you into further study or a career within the industry.

Further course content:

The RSL course is broken down into a number of units; these further breaks down into ‘Core’ units (that have to be studied) and ‘Optional’ units. Evidence is gathered through practical tasks that are then evaluated through a number of different formats.

For the Level 3 Diploma you must pass both core units, and five optional units.

CaPA304 – Performance Preparation (‘Core’ Project Unit – graded by RSL Examiner)

CaPA306 – Planning a Career in the Creative and Performing Arts (‘Core’ Unit - graded by KSCS Music staff, moderated by RSL)

CaPA307 – Acting for the Camera (‘Optional’ Unit - graded by KSCS Music staff, moderated by RSL)

CaPA309 – Ancient Greek and Roman Theatre (‘Optional’ Unit - graded by KSCS Music staff, moderated by RSL)

CaPA310 – Approaches to Acting (‘Optional’ Unit - graded by KSCS Music staff, moderated by RSL)

CaPA314 – Drama in the Community (‘Optional’ Unit - graded by KSCS Music staff, moderated by RSL)

CaPA321 – Working with masks or Puppetry (‘Optional’ Unit - graded by KSCS Music staff, moderated by RSL)

There are also other modules that are possible including those related to other areas of Acting including Contemporary Theatre and Elizabethan Theatre.

PLEASE NOTE: This qualification is equal to TWO A-Levels.

What can I do next?

With a RSL vocational qualification such as Creative and Performing Arts you will be able to apply for higher level Performing Arts-related courses at university or college (such as BA or BTEC Level 4/5) or, alternatively, it will give you the required skills to look into initial employment within the Creative Industry. It will also provide you with the National Occupational Standards relating to:

  • Community Arts
  • Cultural Venue Operations
  • Live Events and Promotion
  • Music Business (Record Labels)
  • Technical Theatre

Summary

Level:
 Level 3 Vocational
Duration:
 2 Year
Qualification:
RSL Creative and Performing Arts Level 3
Entry Requirements:
Minimum of a Grade 5 in one of the Performing Arts (or an equivalent such as BTEC), a minimum of Grade 4 in English; plus an interest in the Creative and Performing Arts Sector.

Ken Stimpson Community School
Staniland Way
Werrington
PE4 6JT (Sat Nav users: PE4 6WR)