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Working in the Performing Arts Industry

Course information

Course Summary

This unit has been designed to further explore working in the performing arts industry. It will support students of all disciplines, helping them to apply practical skills to prepare them for future employment as a performing arts professional.

Course Code:FC5049
Study Type:Part Time
Academic Level:
Award:Unit 33 Working in the Performing Arts Industry: Level 4 Pearson HNC
Awarded by:Pearson
Course Length

12 weeks. (2 hours per week)

Start Date: January 2022 (evenings)

Course Detail

In completing Level 4 of this qualification, students will have explored their career goals and their own individual skills in relation to future employment. This unit supports students in analysing those goals and how accessible they are, and the sustainability of their potential employment, so that they are fully informed about their intended progression route. In the ever-changing and evolving world of technology and social media, the increased emphasis on personal marketing is an essential component to gaining employment. 

Through this unit, students will explore the world of marketing, as relevant to their discipline, and will create a marketing strategy along with a relevant and appropriate online presence to present to industry. Additionally, students will explore and analyse health and wellbeing awareness so that they may engage in a healthy working environment and increase their longevity as a worker in this challenging industry. 

By the end of this unit, students will have created a marketing strategy and online profile to enhance their future employability prospects. They will also have developed a personal strategy, having analysed health and wellbeing and their own development, to work towards a sustainable career in the performing arts industry.

Course Content:

This unit will allow you to develop a knowledge of working in the performing arts industry. It will explore the various roles available to you and will allow you to discover your chosen pathway. You will create a marketing strategy and will review the sustainability of a career in the performing arts sector.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Analyse own career goal and accessibility to employment of chosen role
  2. Analyse the importance of health, safety and wellbeing within the workplace and own career development
  3. Review the sustainability of a career in the performing arts industry and strategies to support long-term employability
  4. Create a marketing strategy that will enhance and prolong the chosen career.


Course Fees

£325 plus registration fee (tbc)

Concession: NO
Government Subsidised: NO
Student Loan Available: NO

Please note: Fees are for 2021/22 entry and are for home and EU students of all ages. For more information about financial support for students, please click here.

Course Materials:

Use of a laptop/PC with camera.

Entry Requirements

Level 3 diploma

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Last updated - 03/06/21