Pupils at The Hammond School in Chester, Cheshire

16 Years+ BTEC Diploma in Performing Arts

Drama > 16 Years+ BTEC Diploma in Performing Arts

Drama at The Hammond offers exciting opportunities for students to develop artistic, technical and personal skills in a motivating and professional environment.

Students over the age of 16 years are enrolled on a two-year academic course that consists of the rigorous BTEC National (Level 3) Diploma in Performing Arts (Acting), plus two A Levels. There are further classes to ensure that students will gain a wealth of acting, singing and stage management experience whilst gaining a greater insight into the world of theatre.

We believe it is vital for all drama students to develop a wide range of skills that will support them during these crucial years at school, as they begin to focus on their future careers. This intensive programme includes:

  • The BTEC National (Level 3) Performing Arts (Acting) – 12 hours per week
  • A 2-year course leading to two A Levels or equivalent.
  • Students are introduced to a variety of skills and techniques
  • Further specialist classes include Physical Theatre, Musical Theatre, Audition Technique, Voice and Dance

Former students have gone on to continue their studies at leading institutions, including:

  • ALRA Drama School
  • Exeter University
  • East 15
  • Fourth Monkey Theatre Company
  • Guildford School of Acting
  • The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA)
  • Liverpool University
  • Loughborough University
  • Manchester Theatre School
  • Mountview Theatre School
  • Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA)
  • Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
  • Rose Bruford College
  • Sheffield University
  • Winchester University

See also the Destinations tab.

Entry is by Audition (please see Auditions page for dates and application forms).

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