Welcome to the Performing Arts department. On this page you will find an introduction to the department and the individual subjects we offer.

Performing Arts courses

Drama and Theatre

Drama and Theatre is a practical, engaging and creative specification. It will provide opportunities to examine drama and the work of others, to explore a range of plays, and to create drama performances.

The main purpose of the qualification is to allow students to study drama and theatre in a practical and academic setting, interrogating this art form and applying their knowledge and understanding to the process of creating and developing drama and theatre and to their own performance work.

For more information please see the Dance and Theatre page on the college website.

Music

Music A Level supports students in forming personal and meaningful relationships with music through the development of musical knowledge, understanding and skills including performing, composing and appraising. Students are encouraged to engage critically and creatively with a wide range of music and musical contexts. This qualification also allows students to develop particular strengths and interests, and inspires students to look at music holistically.

For more information please see the Music page on the college website.


Music Performance BTEC

BTEC Music (Performing) is the ideal qualification to gain a base for further training and employment within the music business.

The aim of the course is to improve your technical and performance expertise on your instrument. You will spend the majority of lessons engaged in rehearsal and performance work; exploring a wide range of repertoire from the 1950s to the present day. You will work in groups and also perform solos. There are opportunities to develop your song-writing and composition skills and you can perform original music as well as cover versions. You will stretch your imagination, develop group skills, self confidence, self reliance and organisation skills.

For more information please see the Music Perofmrnace BTEC page on the college website.


Music Technology BTEC

Music Technology supports and develops skills in Music Production and Recording. In addition, students are challenged to listen critically to music and analyse how the appropriate use of technology enhances the mood and emotion created by recorded music.

The course offers students the use of industry standard resources including a computer suite with 20 PCs running Cubase 9 and Reason. A professionally designed recording studio is used throughout the year for coursework and personal projects.

For more information please see the Music Technology BTEC page on the college website.



Performing Arts: Acting BTEC

The course is intended as an introduction to the Performing Arts sector and includes 2 units in the first year for the Certificate and 2 further units for the Extended Certificate in the second year. There may also be the opportunity to study 4 units in the first year leading to an extended certificate in one year.

For more information please see the Peforming Arts: Acting BTEC page on the college website.



Performing Arts: Dance BTEC

This course is designed for post-16 learners with an interest in Dance and Performing Arts and who want to continue their education through applied learning, and who aim to progress to Higher Education. The qualification is equivalent to one A Level.

For more information please see the Peforming Arts: Dance BTEC page on the college website.



If you have any questions relating to any of these subjects please email openevent@aquinas.ac.uk
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