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Performing and Production Arts (NAPA)

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Overview

If you want a career within the creative industries whether that is stage, film or TV, in front of an audience or behind the scenes then this course will give you the knowledge and experience you need. It is a competitive industry and this course provides you with high-level industry experience, taught by staff who have worked in the business. Based on campus at NAPA in Hull City Centre and at Wilberforce College, students will benefit from outstanding professional, practical, and academic teaching, gaining high-level industry experience in all three performance disciplines and production.

Unlike any other course in the area, it has the unique approach of being centred around practical based learning which allows you to build the skills you will need for the next step in your training journey.

What will you learn?

In your first year, you will undertake the following projects:

Term 1: Performance based project

• Outreach based performance – building on the success of City of Culture and site specific work

• Fusion of performance skills and styles with a focus on story-telling

• Focus on collaboration, team dynamic and developing skill sets

Term 2: Performance based project

• How stories/works have been told across different disciplines or have evolved and developed over time

• Practical exploration of how theatre has changed according to trends in the industry

• Focus on audience expectations and demands

Term 3: Performance based project

• Creatively devised, produced, designed and delivered by the students

• To be delivered at an external venue

• Original piece devised by students that allows all of their strengths to be incorporated and showcased

• Building on skills developed throughout the year

As well as the three main projects in Year 1, there will be regular lessons that focus on skills for the industry, such as:

• Audition skills, materials, and techniques in all genres

• Guidance in UCAS and applications for further training – knowing where and how to apply

• Health and well-being, including mindfulness

• Self-marketing and promotion for a competitive freelance industry

The second year will follow a similar format to the first, with large-scale performance projects throughout the year.

This course is for you if you have a passion for Performing Arts and if you want to immerse yourself into the world of workshops, rehearsals and production meetings. It will put you in the strongest place possible for your future creative career – be that straight into employment or via further training/university.

What will you learn?

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is for you if you have a passion for Performing Arts and if you want to immerse yourself into the world of workshops, rehearsals and production meetings. It will put you in the strongest place possible for your future creative career – be that straight into employment or via further training/university.

Entry Requirements & Other Info
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    You must have a minimum of four GCSEs at grades 9-4 in three or more subjects. You should also have a grade 3 or higher in English Language.

    You must be able to perform confidently in front of others and will be required to audition for this course.

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    This course is in partnership with the Northern Academy of Performing Arts, a leading provider for Performing Arts in the country. NAPA will work with you to take part in their productions, whether that be on stage or behind the scenes. You will also be given the opportunity to take part in showcases with Wilberforce, whether that be our Achievement Awards Evening or Creative Arts Festival.

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    Students who complete the L3 qualification in Performing and Production Arts can go on to complete a degree in an area like Dance, Performing Arts or Stage Management. It may be that you want to continue down a specialist route and enrol at a specialist college or university, which will provide you with further training in your chosen skill. You may also decide to go straight into the world of work, or secure a higher level apprenticeship within an education, theatre or performance setting.

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    Students who complete a qualification in Performing and Production Arts go on to a wide variety of jobs. These can include: Choreographer, Dancer, Stage Manager, Actor or Teacher.

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