MCAST Diploma in Performing Arts

MCAST Diploma in Performing Arts

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MCAST Diploma in Performing Arts
Course Code AD3-02-15
MQF Level Level 3
Duration 1 year full-time
Awarding Body MCAST
Entry Requirements MCAST Foundation Certificate


2 SEC/O-Level/SSC&P (Level 3) passes

Preferred: Acting, Art, Dance, Design Technology, Graphical Communication, Music, Musical Theatre, Textiles and Design,Physical Education, Physics

A full ‚ÄúSecondary School Certificate and Profile” (SSC&P) at Level 2 will be accepted in lieu of one (1) O-Level pass.

Other Entry Requirements Able to work individually and in teams
Course Description Prospective students will embark on this Level 3 Performing Arts Course if, in the future, they see themselves working in music, theatre, dance, management, production, design or technical aspects of

the Performing Arts or if they are just wondering if this would be the right career path for them. This course will give students an introduction to the various disciplines and elements that make up the Performing Arts sector and it will allow them, not only to study theoretically, but also to experience working on projects hands-on. This course will provide students with the ideal

foundation upon which to base  further studies in the process of becoming a Performing Arts professional.

Study/Course Delivery This programme of study addresses the competences required as entry level to the Performing Arts sector. The achievement of the required underpinning knowledge and key skills will be accomplished through contextualising key skills and adopting a highly practical approach.
Assessment Assessment of the programme is an integral part of the learning process. Varied assessment methods are employed. The learning process is completed by providing students with feedback that is both formative and summative in nature.
Programme Learning Outcomes 1. Understand the Performing Arts industry

2. Perform complex Performing Arts tasks according to clearly given instructions

3. Participate in the cultural life of the local community through the use of the Performing Arts

4. Apply basic techniques and materials in the Performing Arts.

Core Study Units
  • The Performing Arts Industry: Preparation for Progression
  • Introduction to the History of the Performing Arts in Context
  • Introduction to Design Skills for Performance
  • Introduction to Technical Skills for Performance
  • Introduction to Performance Skills (Acting/Dance/Music)
Specialist Units
  • Preparing and Producing Performance
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship in the Performing Arts
  • Introduction to Performance Skills II (Acting/Dance/Music)
  • Acting (Performance)
  • Dance (Performance)
  • Music (Performance)
Supplementary Units
Supporting Units
Optional Units
Progress After Completion
Career Opportunities