The Performing Arts course at Queen May’s College provides a holistic learning experience, which balances the development of skills with personal growth and intentions. In this vocational programme, you will develop into an independent Performing Arts student.
Throughout the course you will continually revisit your approaches to making and understanding Performing Arts. You will have access to teaching and learning approaches that challenge you to deepen and refine your skills, adding complexity and exploring new contexts. You will be provided with opportunities to put your learning into practice as you progress through contemporary, musical and classical theatre productions.
The structure of the qualifications is in keeping with current industry practice and university teaching and assessment methodology. The completion of an extensive portfolio showcasing your skills and knowledge will prepare you for progression.
Students will need to commit themselves fully to the demands of academic study both in and out of College. There are also production weekends organised immediately prior to each show, so that you learn about contributing to the work undertaken backstage as we prepare costumes, set and props. Production weekends will also involve rehearsals.
The Foundation Diploma is equivalent in size to 1.5 A Levels and the Extended Diploma is equivalent to 3 A Levels.
WELCOME TO THE PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT
We have high expectations of all of our Performing Arts students and aim to challenge you to achieve outstanding results. Excellent facilities and a team of highly dedicated and committed teachers will ensure that you are provided with every chance of succeeding during your time at College. At QMC, professional equipment and facilities have been carefully chosen to enhance your learning and help you acquire the skills you will need to work in the Performing Arts industry. As well as preparing you for a career in performing arts, we also help prepare you for a range of alternative courses and professions.
Our Performing Arts mission is to develop Creativity and Academic Excellence for your future:
- Strive for excellence and innovation
- Be authentic
- Be exciting, inspiring and engaging
- Ensure a positive and inclusive experience
- Enable personal progression