Creative and Performing Arts (Musical Theatre)
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.
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. For the Musical Theatre pathway these MUST include the three main areas of Dance, Drama and Music
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)
CaPA310 – Approaches to Acting (‘Optional’ Unit - graded by KSCS Music staff, moderated by RSL)
CaPA316 – Musical theatre Performance (‘Optional’ Unit - graded by KSCS Music staff, moderated by RSL)
CaPA324 - Choreography (‘Optional’ Unit - graded by KSCS Music staff, moderated by RSL)
CaPA342 – Ensemble Music performance (‘Optional’ Unit - graded by KSCS Music staff, moderated by RSL)
CaPA351 – Solo Music performance (‘Optional’ Unit - graded by KSCS Music staff, moderated by RSL) There are also other modules that may be possible including those related to careers in the Technical Theatre, Industry, Music, Drama and Dance.
PLEASE NOTE: This qualification is equal to TWO A-Levels.
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
Music graduates have a wide range of career options available to them both inside and outside the industry, including: performer, teacher, music therapist, administrator, songwriter, conductor, composer, recording engineer, manager, promoter, or music publisher. The range of roles can seem quite endless!
There are also more jobs than ever in music business related areas, and it continues to grow, such as: careers in digital marketing, social media, PR, technology, label services, ticketing and merchandising. It is also common to find music graduates in consultancy, finance, banking, music therapy and legal jobs.