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Career Progression

Drama and Dance Progression

Our Drama and Dance students benefit from excellent facilities and expert tuition provided by experienced and qualified tutors. This allows our students to progress through a number of pathways to the course of their choice.

We have tried to show students our recommended courses to progress onto the careers of their choice.

What area would you like to be in?

If you are considering a specific area of the Industry look at our recommended courses below.



What career would you like to follow?

If you have a career path in mind, please look at our recommended courses.

Actor

An actor communicates a character and situations to an audience through speech, body language and movement.

Performing Arts BTEC Diploma

Performing Arts Subsidiary BTEC Diploma

Performing Arts Extended BTEC Diploma

Stage Director

A Stage Director oversees and orchestrates the mounting of a theatre production (a play, an opera, a musical, or a devised piece of work) by uniting all the aspects of the production process.

Performing Arts BTEC Diploma

Performing Arts Subsidiary BTEC Diploma

Performing Arts Extended BTEC Diploma


Choreographer

A choreographer works with dancers to interpret and develop ideas and transform them into the finished performance

Performing Arts BTEC Diploma

Performing Arts Subsidiary BTEC Diploma

Performing Arts Extended BTEC Diploma



Dancer

Dancers use movement, gesture and body language to portray a character, situation or abstract concept to an audience, usually to the accompaniment of music.

Performing Arts BTEC Diploma

Performing Arts Subsidiary BTEC Diploma

Performing Arts Extended BTEC Diploma

Entertainer

An Entertainer can be a professional singer, comedian, or other performer who takes part in public entertainments.

Performing Arts BTEC Diploma

Performing Arts Subsidiary BTEC Diploma

Performing Arts Extended BTEC Diploma



Drama / Dance Teacher

Whether you are looking to teaching adults, young people or children through education or professional establishments.

Performing Arts Subsidiary BTEC Diploma

Performing Arts Extended BTEC Diploma

Theatre Producer

A theatre producer decides what productions will be staged by a particular theatre, arranges the financing, and assembles the creative team (director, cast of performers and technicians).

Performing Arts BTEC Diploma

Performing Arts Subsidiary BTEC Diploma

Performing Arts Extended BTEC Diploma


Scriptwriter

If you are looking to write scripts for plays or movies or broadcast dramas.

Creative Script Writing
Performing Arts BTEC Diploma

Performing Arts Subsidiary BTEC Diploma

Performing Arts Extended BTEC Diploma

Stage Manager

Theatre stage managers are the essential link between all of the different branches of a theatre company. Their role is to manage rehearsals, actors, directors, designers, props and costume fittings, as well as managing the performances on stage and liaising with the box office and front of house staff.

Theatre Production Arts Extended BTEC Diploma



Lighting Designer

A theatre lighting designer oversees all aspects of lighting a production. This involves the operation and maintenance of lighting systems in a theatre.

Theatre Production Arts Extended BTEC Diploma

Wardrobe Manager

A wardrobe manager supervises the making, buying, hiring and maintenance of costumes, accessories and wigs. They also control the budget for these items.

Theatre Production Arts Extended BTEC Diploma

Theatre Production Arts BTEC Diploma


Prop Maker

Prop Makers create any props that are not being bought in or hired. Prop Makers use a wide variety of materials, techniques and tools, to design and create the required props for any given production.

Theatre Production Arts Extended BTEC Diploma

Theatre Production Arts BTEC Diploma



Costume Maker

A costume designer is responsible for the design, creation and purchase of costumes and accessories worn in television, film and theatre productions.

Theatre Production Arts Extended BTEC Diploma

Theatre Production Arts BTEC Diploma


Stage Designer

Stage Designers develop the scenic elements you see in stage plays, music concerts and other performances.

Theatre Production Arts Extended BTEC Diploma



Costume Designer

A costume designer is responsible for the design, creation and purchase of costumes and accessories worn in television, film and theatre productions.

Theatre Production Arts Extended BTEC Diploma

Theatre Production Arts BTEC Diploma



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