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Community Arts Practice Post 16 only performing arts course Course Overview Student Experience If you have a passion for performing arts and also want to discover how your skills can play more of a role than just on stage, our Community Arts Practice qualification provides you with the practical skills to enrich, inform and transform the lives of others through performance. The Community Arts Practice course works with a range of supporters from Chickenshed Theatre, Candoco, Turtle Key Arts and SLiDE Dance Company and for the last four years students have also been invited to perform on the main stage at Camp Bestival, as well as facilitating a number of theatre workshops. Other partners include Crisis, MIND, Age UK and each year students perform as part of the national Shakespeare week. Students have also had the opportunity to travel and deliver community arts works internationally in and around Europe as well as India. As the only Post 16 course in the UK designed specifically to build skills in community arts delivery, you will train in acting, dance, music and directing and will also learn about the importance of applied theatre and evolve as an inclusive community arts facilitator. This unique, creative and energetic course is a great way to give back to the community at the same time as building on technique and performance experience. Arts Therapy, Drama and Applied Theatre, Education and Inclusive Engagement in the Arts are natural areas of study to follow on from after this course. Our alumni students are currently studying at The Royal Central School for Speech and Drama, Guildhall, East 15 and at the Birmingham School of Acting. Available only if you are aged 16 or over, you will achieve a UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts at the end of your course, which is the equivalent to three A Levels. you may also like : Theatre p28 / Musical Theatre p26 Typical Careers: Arts Learning and Participation Manager Community Dance Artist & Facilitator Inclusive Theatre Director What Qualities do I need? A passion for the arts is vital, as is a keen interest in working with a wide range of people of all ages and backgrounds. You will also need to be highly committed, passionate and responsible as this course requires you to work and study outside of school. How do I Apply? Please answer these questions in section 7 of the application form. Give an example of an activity or project that you were a)  involved in that was carried out as part of a team and that you were particularly proud of. b)  What do you think makes you a suitable candidate for the course? c)  How do you think being involved in a performing arts project could enrich the life of someone who has not had the opportunity to be involved in the arts before? d)  If you could create your own community arts project, what would it be and who would it be aimed at? For more details on this course visit 21