Performing Arts

The whole world’s a stage! Study Performing Arts at London’s biggest creative academy.

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Prepare for further education or a career in performing arts with BCE’s leading Performing Arts courses.

At BCE we are very proud to be a Sadler’s Wells associate school – this partnership allows us to provide an outstanding curriculum in dance and drama. If you’re a performer at heart, passionate about dance and/or drama then BCE’s Performing Arts courses are for you.

Our Performing Arts courses introduce you to a variety of disciplines which will highlight the importance of dedication and a strong work ethic. Our courses give you the freedom to build on your self-confidence whilst creating and rehearsing performances ready for live audiences.

Our Performing Arts courses will secure you the necessary UCAS points to progress to University and study at a number of prestigious institutions

Choose your Perfect Course

And begin your learning journey with BCE

Level 1 Performing Arts

Level 1 Performing Arts Duration: 1 Year

  • Musical theatre skills
  • Contemporary dance techniques
  • Exploring improvisation
  • Acting skills
  • Group movement skills
  • Preparation, performance and production
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Entry Requirements Level 1: 0-2 GCSEs at any grade
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Level 2 Performing Arts

Level 2 Performing Arts Duration: 1 Year

  • Musical theatre skills
  • Contemporary dance techniques
  • Exploring improvisation
  • Acting skills
  • Group movement skills
  • Preparation, performance and production
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Entry Requirements Level 2:3 GCSEs at grade 3 or above including English (or equivalent)

Level 3 Drama

Level 3 Drama Duration: 1-2 Years

Our drama courses will help you develop the skills required for film, TV and theatre acting. You will explore techniques to improve confidence, group work and sharing of dynamic and creative ideas, which will ultimately prepare you for auditions and the professional industry.

  • Voice and the actor
  • Performing arts business
  • Theatre performance
  • Rehearsing for performance
  • Principles of acting
  • Theatre for children
  • Applying acting styles
  • Film and TV acting
  • Performance workshop
  • Applying physical theatre

 

You will gain the following qualification:UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing and Production Arts
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Entry Requirements Level 3: 5 GCSEs at grades 4-9 above including English (or equivalent)

Level 3 Dance

Level 3 Dance Duration: 1-2 Years 

Our dance courses expose you to the dance of other cultures and you will discover the origins of street dance. Working with improvisational techniques, you will learn the art of choreography and the importance of movement within performance and showcasing to live audiences.

  • Developing movement skills
  • Historical context
  • Movement in performance
  • Performing arts business
  • Performance workshop
  • Performing to an audience
  • Dance improvisation
  • Choreographic principles
  • Dance appreciation
  • Choreographing dance
  • Urban dance
You will gain the following qualification:UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing and Production Arts
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Entry Requirements Level 3: 5 GCSEs at grades 4-9 including English (or equivalent)

All of our courses are free for 16-18 year olds and 19-23 if the funding criteria is met. To discuss this further, email: recruitment@bigcreative.education

“At BCE I studied Performing Arts, where I learnt about Drama in ways I didn’t expect. They put me in an environment studying alongside young, hungry and talented people with a similar vision, providing help and support for each other. I formed friends for life and have some of the best memories I’ve experienced from BCE. I now work in a Pupil Referral Unit as a mentor and I incorporate my drama techniques when assisting and leading creative arts lessons. I’m also a music artist writing, releasing and performing my own content. The skills I’ve gained have opened many doors for me along my journey.”

LukeFormer BCE Student

Why study with us?

Developing the best learning environments for students

Learn from the best Professional tutors with extensive industry experience will teach you everything you need to know
Develop your skills Equip yourself with the skills needed for in-demand jobs in the industry, working to real-world briefs
State-of-the-Art The most up to date industry-standard equipment allows your ability to shine
Proven success Many of our students progress into careers in London’s exciting creative economy or go on to study at top universities

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Vocational success rate for Academy learners

74

of BCE Level 3 learners progress to University

88

of BCE apprentices progress into careers in London’s creative economy

For Parents & Guardians

Ofsted Report

Big Creative Training Limited (BCT) is an independent training provider based in Walthamstow. BCT opened in 2000 and offers creative industries programmes for 16 to 19, apprenticeships, adult courses and alternative provision. BCT is rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted in all areas.

Big Creative Academy (BCA) is a 16 to 19 academy based in Walthamstow. The academy opened in September 2014 and offers study programmes for students aged 16 to 19 in subjects to prepare them primarily for further study or employment in the creative industries. BCA is rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted

Teachers have very good subject knowledge and industrial experience, as well as strong commercial links with practitioners and employers; they use these effectively to help inspire students and provide a strongly vocational context to their development.

All staff work closely with students to help them overcome any barriers to learning, to assure their health and welfare, to maintain good behaviour and a positive work ethic; as a result, students feel safe and are able to achieve their potential.

To discuss course options with us,

email: recruitment@bigcreative.education or phone: 020 8498 3300