PRODUCTION ARTS: Theatre, Film and Media course pathway

PRODUCTION ARTS: Theatre, Film and Media course pathway

The Production Arts: Theatre, Film and Media course pathway provides training and education for students wishing to pursue a career in Design, Technical Theatre, Media or Production. The exciting ‘hands-on’ course combines vocational, practical training with academic study. In Year 1 the course offers a broad range of training in all aspects of Technical Theatre, Design and Media in theatrical, film or live-event contexts enabling students to explore a rich curriculum learning new skills and expertise. In Year 2 students can specialise, hone their skills and develop depth of knowledge, understanding and expertise in their chosen area of interest leading to students progressing to higher education or straight into Arts based employment.

Students will learn a wide range of technical skills and training from CAPA College’s resident team of specialist teachers, designers and technicians as well as from regular visiting industry experts – from set construction techniques to sound recording skills; lighting operations to video editing skills. Creative development is also an essential part of the course pathway and students study design and concept realisation with the opportunity to gain experience in designing lights, sound, set, costumes, AV, animation and video production. Training leads to students gaining extensive live operational experience in a range of venues giving students opportunity to learn how to adapt to different spaces and operating systems. All students participate in work placements, gaining experience in the professional industry and focusing on their particular area of interest.

Inspirational...high quality specialist performing arts education that is an example of its kind Ofsted, November 2016

Curriculum

Production Arts
• Set design
• Set construction
• Lighting design and operation
• Sound design, editing and operation
• Mask-making
• Stage management
• Crewing
• Make-up and prosthetics
• Design skills
• AV techniques

Creative Digital Media
• Production techniques
• Film and video editing
• Camera techniques
• Music video production
• Audio production processes
• Music technology
• Graphics
• Digital video production
• Animation
• Photography

Qualifications

Students will gain the following qualifications:

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Production Arts – equivalent to 2 A levels

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Creative Digital Media – equivalent to 2 A levels

The vocational focus of the BTEC qualification means that all work and performance opportunities (including all ongoing participation in classes and rehearsals) are assessed. At the end of the course, students will be awarded an overall grade according to the combined total of all the individual units.

Jordan Wright

CAPA Graduate 2015

Now studying BA (Hons) Creative Lighting

Control at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance.

“CAPA College gave me so many invaluable skills and experiences in a range of technical theatre and media roles and in so many different types of performances and venues. Through CAPA College I discovered my passion and strength for Lighting which I am now  studying at degree level. CAPA College prepared me with the skills, expertise and confidence to successfully gain a place at Rose Bruford.”


PERFORMING ARTS: Musical Theatre course pathway

PERFORMING ARTS: Musical Theatre course pathway

The Performing Arts: Musical Theatre course pathway at CAPA College offers exciting, all-round Performing Arts training providing students with versatility in terms of their skill set, creative approach and awareness of the Arts. This enables students to be able to access a range of higher education and career options. Musical Theatre is the key genre studied on this pathway and most students will progress to Musical Theatre higher education courses and careers. However, students will also have the breadth and depth of experience to progress into other specialist areas, from Contemporary Dance to Acting, Choreography to Directing.

Performing Arts training at CAPA College is rigorous and challenging, requiring a high level of commitment and dedication from students. This approach enables students to succeed in progressing to higher education Performing Arts training and, ultimately, a career in the Arts. Students receive extensive directed contact time. This is a programme of technical training, creative development, directed performance and theoretical application led by CAPA College’s resident team of specialist teachers plus regular masterclasses from the UK’s leading Arts professionals and companies.

Inspirational...high quality specialist performing arts education that is an example of its kind Ofsted, November 2016

Curriculum

Dance
• Commercial
• Jazz
• Ballet
• Contemporary
• Musical Theatre
• Choreography
• Body conditioning
• Dance theory
• Anatomy
• Dance analysis

Drama
• Acting
• Directing
• Devised theatre
• Scripted performance
• Musical Theatre
• Contemporary Theatre
• Physical Theatre
• Theoretical concepts
• History of Drama
• Drama analysis

Singing
• Ensemble skills
• Solo performance
• Vocal technique
• Acting through song
• Music theory
• Sight singing
• Contemporary Musical Theatre
• Pre-1960s Musical Theatre
• Anatomy
• Pop/Classical/Gospel

Qualifications

Students will gain the following qualifications:

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) – equivalent to 2 A levels

A level Dance

A level Drama and Theatre Studies

The A level qualifications are examined both practically and through formal written examinations. The vocational focus of the BTEC qualification means that all work and performance opportunities (including all ongoing participation in classes and rehearsals) are assessed for BTEC. Students cover a range of units and, at the end of the course, will be awarded an overall grade according to the combined total of the individual units. Varied assessment methods include: studio based assessments, studio performances, lecture demonstrations, journals, public performances in CAPA College’s theatre and across the country.

Ross Lee Fowkes

CAPA Graduate 2010

Studied BA (Hons) Professional Dance and Musical Theatre at Urdang Academy.

Ross is now a successful Musical Theatre performer. Professional credits include: Half a Sixpence (West End), Oklahoma UK Tour, Grease UK Tour, FAME UK Tour, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat UK Tour.

“CAPA College’s exciting and professional environment with excellent teaching and so many performance opportunities really helped me to fully achieve my potential, gain a place at Urdang Academy and embark on a successful, fulfilling career as a Musical Theatre performer.”

Alex Bowen

CAPA Graduate 2010

Studied BA Hons in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre at Bird College.  Alex now works as a professional dancer/singer/actress, choreographer and teacher.

Professional credits include: 201 Dance Company, Avant Garde Dance Company, Dusty the Musical UK Tour.

“The CAPA College ethos is extraordinary, developing everyone as individuals. Staff provide excellent teaching and endless support to ensure all students excel.”


DRAMA: Stage and Screen course pathway

DRAMA: Stage and Screen course pathway

The Drama: Stage and Screen course pathway at CAPA College provides students with an intensive, specialist course offering thorough breadth and depth in the

exploration and development of the art form. Students will gain experience and versatility in their approach to their practice on stage and screen, developing their skill set as both a performer and creative. This approach enables students to access a range of higher education and career options in a variety of genres and contexts including theatre, film and education. Students will also gain experience in complementary art forms and work collaboratively with students on CAPA College’s other course pathways.

Drama training at CAPA College is exciting but also rigorous and requires a high level of commitment from students. Students receive extensive directed contact time through a programme of technical training, creative development, directed performance and theoretical application. This is led by CAPA College’s resident team of specialist teachers plus regular masterclasses from the UK’s leading Arts professionals and companies.

"Inspirational...high quality specialist performing arts education that is an example of its kind" Ofsted, November 2016

Curriculum

• Acting – stage and screen
• Directing
• Devised theatre
• Scripted performance
• Contemporary theatre
• Physical theatre
• Improvisation
• Theatre in education
• Scriptwriting
• Theoretical concepts
• History of Drama
• Drama analysis and appreciation
• Singing for actors
• Body conditioning
• Production skills
• Dance and movement

Qualifications

Students will gain the following qualifications:

Extended Diploma in Drama – equivalent to 3 A levels

A level Drama

The A-level qualifications are examined both practically and through formal written examinations. The vocational focus of the Extended Diploma means that all work and performance opportunities (including all ongoing participation in classes and rehearsals) are assessed. Students cover a range of units and, at the end of the course, will be awarded an overall grade according to the combined total of the individual units. Varied assessment methods include: studio based assessments, studio performances, lecture demonstrations, journals, public performances in CAPA College’s theatre and across the country.

Bronwyn James

CAPA Graduate 2012

Studied BA (Hons) Acting at ALRA North.

Bronwyn is now a successful professional Actor.  Professional theatre credits include: Hangmen (Royal Court Theatre & West End). Professional TV & Film credits include:

Harlots (ITV), Hangmen (National Theatre Live), Moving On (BBC) and Cold Feet (ITV).

“CAPA College is an excellent place to train and prepare you for higher education and a career in the arts. I gained so much experience working with a range of inspiring and diverse artists, companies and teachers.”

Annabelle Kaye

CAPA Graduate 2018

Professional actor

After studying full-time at CAPA College Annabelle progressed straight into professional television acting.  Professional TV credits include: Casualty (BBC) and Emmerdale (ITV).

“The focussed, industry specific classes at CAPA College have helped prepare me for a professional acting career.  I certainly feel that this grounding helped me enter the industry a little earlier than might otherwise have been possible.”


DANCE: Contemporary and Commercial course pathway

DANCE: Contemporary and Commercial course pathway

The Dance: Contemporary and Commercial course pathway at CAPA College provides students with intensive, professional dance training developing their skill set, creative approach and awareness of Dance and the Arts. In Year 1 students will study a broad and balanced Dance curriculum developing skills and experience in a range of genres. In Year 2 students will be able to specialise their Dance focus to further hone their skills and level of expertise and interest.

Students will also gain experience and appreciation of other complementary art forms and will work collaboratively with students on CAPA College’s other course pathways. Most students will progress to Dance based higher education courses and careers in the Dance sector. However students will also have the versatility and transferable skills to diversify into other areas of the Creative Arts sector.

CAPA College provides extensive directed studio time for students led by an outstanding team of resident specialist teachers and choreographers focusing on technical and creative development. This is complemented by regular masterclasses and residencies by visiting artists and companies. Through these opportunities, students experience different artistic approaches, styles and methods. Training ultimately leads to students gaining extensive performance experience in a range of venues giving students the opportunity to learn how to adapt to different spaces and audiences.

Inspirational...high quality specialist performing arts education that is an example of its kind Ofsted, November 2016

Curriculum

• Contemporary – Release, Graham and Cunningham based
• Ballet
• Urban .
• Commercial
• Jazz
• Choreography
• Improvisation
• Body conditioning
• Yoga
• Dance in education
• Dance theory
• History of Dance
• Anatomy
• Dance analysis and appreciation
• Voice for dancers
• Production skills

Qualifications

Students will gain the following qualifications:

Extended Diploma in Dance – equivalent to 3 A levels

A level Dance

The A-level qualifications are examined both practically and through formal written examinations. The vocational focus of the Extended Diploma means that all work and performance opportunities (including all ongoing participation in classes and rehearsals) are assessed. Students cover a range of units and, at the end of the course, will be awarded an overall grade according to the combined total of the individual units. Varied assessment methods include: studio based assessments, studio performances, lecture demonstrations, journals, public performances in CAPA College’s theatre and across the country.

John-William Watson

CAPA Graduate 2016

Now studying BA (Hons) Dance at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp. John was also a member of the prestigious National Youth Dance Company. John was a finalist in the BBC Young Dancer 2017.

“CAPA College offers truly outstanding training. It enabled me to discover my love for performance; provided the training and education for me to succeed; the confidence and aspirations to apply for a place at an international dance school where I am now in my second year of study.”

Kaine Ruddach

CAPA Graduate 2016

Now studying Diploma in Dance and Musical Theatre at Laine Theatre Arts.

“The CAPA College ethos is extraordinary, developing everyone as individuals. Staff provide excellent teaching and endless support to ensure all students excel.”