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COURSE OVERVIEW

This brand new two year course is designed to equip young performers (age 16+) with the skills and knowledge required to pursue a successful career in Performing Arts. Students are given first-class comprehensive teaching from our highly experienced and professional faculty, covering all aspects of Dance, Singing and Acting. 

 

This course will not only prepare students for the audition process but will also help performers identify their own personal ambitions whilst preparing for life as a professional artist. 

 

Course Type: Full Time 

Course Duration: Two Years 

Course Fee: This course is Fully Funded (Free)

Qualification Name: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative & Performing Arts 

Awarding Body: RSL

Prerequisites: GCSE English & Maths

OUR MISSION 

Our mission, and the aim of this Level 3 Qualification is to provide a flexible, vocationally-relevant course which will allow students to improve upon the skills needed to develop realistic employment opportunities and progress towards higher education. 

 

With our hand-picked professional faculty, The Dorset Foundation College will deliver well rounded Performing Arts training to the highest standard.

 

This course boasts such a wide range of criteria which will guide students when deciding which pathway they wish to pursue in the future.

TIMETABLE

Students will train on site at the College Monday - Friday 9:00am - 3:30pm

 

We encourage all students to continue attending their private dance schools in the evenings and at weekends to further support their training.

TERM DATES 21-22

Autumn Term: 6th September 2021 - 17th December 2021

Spring Term: 4th January 2022 - 8th April 2022

Summer Term: 25th April 2022 - 15th July 2022

UNITS AND SUBJECTS

With a total of x13 Units to complete over the two years, students will explore topics such as; 

Audition Preparation, Choreography, Teaching, Improvisation, Acting Through Song, Planning for your career, Preparing/Producing a Production & the History of Musical Theatre.

 

Students will also partake in weekly classes in the following subjects;

  • Commercial

  • Classical Ballet

  • Contemporary

  • Tap

  • Modern/Jazz Tech

  • Acrobatics/Aerials

  • Musical Theatre

  • Lyrical

  • Singing

  • Acting & Acting Through Song

  • Voice

  • Health, Fitness & Wellbeing

  • Contextual Studies 

  • Body Conditioning

  • Yoga & Pilates

 

Our professional tutors will be on hand to help, advise and will deliver the most up-to-date information & styles within the Performing Arts Industry.

 

Student wellbeing and pastoral care are a high priority within our course and is considered important in order to help students meet the demands of high level training.

 

QUALIFICATION & GRADING 

The grades and points awarded for each unit will formulate an overall qualification grade: 

Pass/Merit/Distinction/Distinction*

94% - 100%   Distinction*

87% - 93%     Distinction

63% - 86%.    Merit

50% - 62%.    Pass

This qualification is the equivalent of gaining x3 A Levels and can carry up to 168 UCAS points.

 

 

FEES AND FUNDING 

This course is free to all students age 16-19 years.

Upon beginning this course students will be required to purchase the correct uniform and shoes. 

Additional costs throughout the two years will include, costume fees & theatre/educational trips.

ACCOMMODATION & TRAVEL 

Accommodation is available for students who are not local to the college.

This is all dealt with in-house, please request more information upon application.

The Dorset Foundation College is situated just off the main A31 between Ringwood and Wimborne.

There is a main bus route (Number 13) that stops outside the Industrial Estate every 30 mins. 

The closest Train Stations are Bournemouth, Branksome/Parkstone & Poole 

EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN CREATIVE AND PERFORMING ARTS

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"Why should I choose this course?"

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"Where will this course lead me?"

Upon completion of the Extended Diploma you will progress into Higher Education and would be looking at the following courses in either Dance, Musical Theatre, Acting or Performing Arts;

  • BA(Hons) Degree Course (in your chosen field)

  • Level 6 Diploma (in your chosen field) 

  • 2/3 Year Teaching Qualification 

  • 1 Year Foundation Course 

APPLICATION

Click here to apply now! 

If you have any queries regarding your application please contact the Admissions Team on 

01202 890707 or office@dorsetfoundationcollege.com

We will be more than happy to help!

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