What are the main features of this course?
This two-year full-time programme (30 weeks across three terms) represents a partnership between the College and a national drama school; The Birmingham Theatre School. The course introduces students to practical technique classes and performance-based training within a drama school environment.
A broad range of creating and staging theatre productions are developed whilst students obtain a nationally recognised qualification equivalent to three A-levels.
The course consists of individual units across a wide spectrum of the creative and performing arts. Students study both mandatory and optional units as part of the programme. Units will include; voice, workshop performance, rehearsal techniques, devising theatre, movement & physical theatre, classical & contemporary theatre, audition techniques and acting to camera techniques. In addition, core units are studied as part of the fundamental academic structure of this course. These will include historical studies, business & management, and performing to an audience.
How is the course assessed?
The course is mostly internally assessed with one external assessment.
Who should study this course?
Prospective students must a real enthusiasm for the Performing Arts and ideally have some previous acting experience, in addition to meeting the entry requirements.
Where can I go next?
This course provides skills applicable to developing a career in the performing arts industry. You will also be able to progress on to a degree level course in Performing Arts or related fields. Many of the skills are transferable and can be applied to higher level study in many fields or in the world of work. You could also progress onto a private drama school institution.
Watch the video below from our Youtube channel to find out more about studying the Performing Arts at JCC and Birmingham Theatre School.
I most enjoy being able to have our lessons at drama school, whilst still studying academic work to help prepare for university. There are so many performance opportunities, I'm in 6 shows this year!