As a Performing Arts student, you will learn and develop your core performance skills. You will strengthen your creative interests, imagination, problem solving, open mindedness, confidence and communication skills.
The performing arts pathway offers you a unique opportunity to showcase your talent for performing and aspire to an associated career. This provision will benefit your learning and creativity, while still recognising the benefits of transferable work skills. The skills you learn will support you in all aspects of life: building stronger relationships on and off the stage, consequently increasing self-confidence and preparing you to manage social situations.
Agored Cymru qualifications are available at Entry 1 and 2 in Exploring Creative Industries. At Entry 3 and Level 1 you have the opportunity to undertake a BTEC Vocational Studies with a Performing Arts focus.
Core Performance Skills
No performer can perform without practising and developing essential skills. Performing Arts students have the opportunity to work on a range of projects at Derwen College. This includes videos, dance and movement exploration, script work and theatre in education, Makaton sign song and dance, and much more!
From costumes to make-up, scenery to props, and promoting a performing arts event you will have the opportunity to explore some of the design skills used in the field of performing arts.
It’s Show Time!
Each year students and guests enjoy watching shows put on by Performing Arts students. The Summer Show takes place on the day of the fete. Similarly, during the week before the Christmas holidays, the Christmas show entertains school children, parents, students and staff. Gain the experience of taking part in a performance as a performer, designer or in a technical role.
Internal work placements within Performing Arts are varied. Placements include Derwen On Tour, Performance Production, likewise the recently developed DC TIE (Theatre in Education) placement. DC TIE develops educational performance work to others, allowing opportunities to empower and investigate challenging situations. Further internal work placements also include Backstage Production and Prop Production.
External work placements can be found at Kidzone, Gobowen Playgroup, workshops and external performances. Work placements that are bespoke to your future plans can be arranged. We have been known to work with performers who are in the industry.
Derwen on Tour (DOT)
You might have the opportunity to hit the road with Derwen on Tour (DOT). DOT offers an exciting Makaton sign, song and dance performance and workshop. The group delivers workshop activities where students can explore Makaton through dance and movement. Previous tours include…
See DOT performing locally throughout the year:
Keep an eye this page for our 2020 dates!
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How to Apply
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