Entry onto the course is via an initial assessment and interview with portfolio or samples of your work, if you have them. As there is a written element to the course, you will need to have evidence of a minimum of Level 1 English, or higher. If you do not, then you may be asked to sit a short screening test during initial assessment / interview. The potential candidate must also be able to work independently and as part of a team and to give and receive criticism from others while working to deadlines. Typically, you may have completed our L1 Acting and Drama course or have equivalent practical and academic experience.
Over the duration of this Level 2 certificated two term course, you will learn how to develop creative ideas into performing arts pieces. You will learn about developing your vocal and physical skills in acting in both group and solo pieces. You will work with play texts, monologues and a group piece using critical skills to take decisions over creative material selection. You will be expected to contribute to your learning and take part in professional style team working to develop industry standard skills. By the end of the course you will have a clearer sense of audience, voice, physicality, sound and space. You will have learnt how to identify and manage your own abilities as a performer. You will be able to present your creative choices to an audience, giving you the confidence to pursue further training, education or work across a range of sectors.
Teaching and Learning Methods
You will learn through, practical activities, group exercises and peer assessment, listening and analysis, demonstration and discussion, use of supporting online materials, individual practice, use of ILT and continuous assessment. You will also be expected to complete course work and research in your own time.
To complete the course outcomes and assessments you should be prepared to do at least 3-5 hours of homework a week and work independently to complete worksheets, write up notes, complete research and practice the practical elements of the course.
You will be continually assessed through your practical activities and will receive feedback in a variety of ways e.g. peer assessment, verbal and written feedback from your teacher. You will also receive specific feedback relating to formal assignments that are both written and practical.
Qualification you will achieve
On completion of this course you will achieve a Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Professions in the Creative and Digital Industries.
The awarding body is OCNLR (Open College Network, London Region).
Next Steps and Progression
Once you have completed the course, you may choose to enrol on a further term in this subject or another subject in the creative arts. Alternatively, you may seek guidance from your tutor regarding employment or higher level courses. Advice and guidance for all further study is also available from the Curriculum Manager by request.
For more information, please contact the Learner Services Team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700 or email LearnerServices@wmcollege.ac.uk.
Additional Learning Support
Additional Learning Support (ALS) is available for this course. ALS is subject to an assessment with a trained member of staff and support may include one or more of the following: support in the classroom, out of class workshops such as English, ICT and maths and specialist support for dyslexia. Provision of assistive equipment is also available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments with our Disability Officer. Please let us know as soon as possible about your learning needs and/or disabilities so we can arrange support at the earliest opportunity. Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers advice and guidance is also available to all learners.
WM College is able to provide financial support with course fees and you may be eligible based on prior qualifications, if you are on a low income or on benefits. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, go to the Fees & Finance page on our website or contact the Learner Services team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700.