Screen Acting – BTEC Level 3

The Screen Acting course is designed to provide you with real insight and experience in acting for film and television. Working closely with industry-experienced tutors, you’ll develop a range of acting styles and techniques including, improvisation, group performance, stand-up comedy and writing for performance.

In addition to developing these practical acting skills, you’ll also investigate the work of a range of current actors and explore employment opportunities within the acting profession.

During your time at Confetti you’ll collaborate on projects with other young filmmakers on our Film & TV Production course and will develop the skills you need to progress your studies at degree level.

Entry requirements and course duration  

Duration: 2 years

Entry requirements:

  • 5 GCSEs grade 9-4 (A*-C) including English and maths
  • An interest in film and TV acting with a level of practical experience and/or a Level 2 qualification in the subject area

Our campus

We’re developing our campus to make sure you’re studying in the best facilities with the latest industry-standard equipment – find out more about our campus developments – including a brand new home for music & events at the Contemporary Music Hub, the new TV & Film facilities at Space2 and our £9.1m Digital Media space – the Digital Media Hub.

At Confetti our classrooms are unique. As part of their course, our students get the chance to go out into industry and Do It For Real at locations across the UK! Check out our interactive map to see how our classrooms are different and to get a taste of the kind of experiences you could take part in whilst studying at Confetti.

Industry Week

As a Confetti student, you will also take part in Confetti’s Industry Week where you’ll meet a range of professionals within your field of interest, as well as other areas of the creative industries.

What you’ll study

Term 1 - Acting Styles and Improvisation

You’ll take part in practical studio and workshop sessions where you’ll learn the vital acting skills that will form the foundation of your knowledge. You’ll also begin to explore and integrate creative, physical and vocal skills and techniques, working with other students to create a performance in response to a creative brief.

Term 2 - Performing Live in the Community

You’ll develop key screen acting performance and improvisation techniques. You’ll also begin to investigate the work of performing arts practitioners and develop critical analysis skills and understanding of how practitioners communicate themes in their work.

Term 3 - External Assessment

Throughout the year you’ll develop skills that allow you to analyse the work of performing arts practitioners, giving you the underpinning knowledge and understanding that will inform your own practice. This will be assessed, in term three, through a written examination.

Alongside this you’ll also complete a group performance that you’ll have developed throughout the year.

Term 4 - Telling Stories

You’ll explore traditional stories and develop techniques in performing written pieces to an audience. You’ll also develop your stand-up comedy techniques through practical work and rehearsal, resulting in a final performance.

Term 5 - Acting and Writing for the Screen

Using all of the skills that you have developed on the course so far,  you’ll take part in a performance in front of a camera. Alongside this, you’ll also develop skills and techniques for writing and developing scripts for performance.

Term 6 - Final Live Performance

Throughout the year you’ll investigate different arts organisations and their work, develop and understand potential progression opportunities in the performing arts industry, and how to promote yourself and communicate with potential employers. You’ll also develop an understanding of the nature and purpose of commission work. The year will culminate in two supervised assessments.