Our two-year vocational BTEC course, with its specialism in Musical Theatre, is primarily practical and has been chosen because it provides excellent preparation for students who want to progress on to Theatre School, universities and, ultimately, to careers in the industry. It is delivered by teachers with a reputation for supporting young people through their qualifications and providing outstanding performance opportunities in professional quality facilities on the Airedale Campus: a three-hundred seat theatre together with three drama and two dance studios. Alongside Airedale’s enthusiastic and dedicated teachers, students will regularly work with visiting artists and theatrical companies
The course combines practical assignments with the study of a variety of Performing Arts disciplines. You will work on group projects and individual assignments and be encouraged to learn a range of skills and techniques, becoming involved in all aspects from backstage to front-of-house. In the second year you will produce a ‘final major project’. Selected units are externally assessed.
Over the two-year period you will complete a wide range of units these could include: dance, drama and singing, acting technique, voice and speech workshops, choreography, production technology and arts administration and many more.