This course is suited to performing arts and theatre studies students and those interested in working within the performing arts industries. The course encompasses both performance work and backstage skills such as lighting and sound for theatre productions (This is an area where there are a number of career opportunities as it is a growth industry).
The course gives you an opportunity to work as a touring theatre company, creating original work as well as existing scripts and taking it out to customers and venues. You will also go on a number of theatre trips and be given the chance to provide technical support to other groups in the college.
“Teachers are well qualified and experienced; they are passionate about their subject and impart their knowledge and understanding with enthusiasm.” (Ofsted, 2016)
Your studies will include:
- Small theatre company touring
- TV and Film Acting
- Acting Skills
- Devising for theatre
- Theatre in Education
- Acting Skills
- Creative Arts Professional Practice
- Creative Arts Research Skills
Gloucestershire College has excellent facilities including access to two theatres, dance studio, rehearsal spaces, recording studio and practise rooms. You will get the opportunity to perform in high quality productions at a variety of venues around Gloucestershire. And we have highly-qualified staff with industry experience, many still working within the industry, which enhances the learning experience.
Gloucestershire College is one of only 20 colleges in the country with founder status with the National Skills Academy, Creative and Cultural. The academy recognises, develops and improves skills opportunities for those entering the creative and cultural sector and those already employed within it. This status means that students at Gloucestershire College get exciting opportunities to develop your employability skills and links within the industry.
Some industry information:
- There are currently over 100,000 people working in the performing arts, of which 34% are employed in onstage occupations, such as acting or dancing
- There are 5,480 businesses, of which 92% employ fewer than 50 people
- The performing arts industry contributes £4.6 billion to the UK economy
- 58% of the workforce is self-employed
- Men and women are equally likely to have a level 4 or above qualification
If you need information about a loan for your fees and other related information try The Student Loan Company www.slc.co.uk/services/higher-education.aspx At application stage you will be prompted to apply via UCAS http://ucas.com/students/apply/
The UCAS code for this course is 03KW
Please see Gloucestershire College’s Admissions Policy and Code of Practice available at http://www.gloscol.ac.uk/about-us-and-jobs-at-gc/partnerships-and-governance/governance/policies (subject to agreed amendments). Gloucestershire College’s Admissions Policy and Code of Practice has been written based on guidance from external bodies that regulate consumer law, customer protection and education standards. If you have any queries about either Gloucestershire College’s Admissions Policy or Code of Practice, please contact Gloucestershire College’s Admissions department via telephone 01242 532008 or email@example.com
September 2018 (TBC)
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