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Unit 4: Employment Opportunities in the Performing Arts

Year 13 unit launch
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Jonny Hate

on 10 July 2014

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Transcript of Unit 4: Employment Opportunities in the Performing Arts

Career Opportunities in the Performing Arts
Unit 4 Launch
In this unit you will:
Learn about the demands on those working within the industry.
Understand the variety of roles within the industry.
Discover employment requirements through formal training.
Explore the working conditions of those within the arts industries.
A report on the Performing Arts Industry as a body.

A report on the employment opportunities within the Arts.

A portfolio of the application of your skills in one role.

An evaluation of your skill development and a review of the progression opportunities.
You will need to create a PORTFOLIO containing:
The Report (15 marks)
A report on the industry as a whole:
Types of work conducted.
Industry figures and data
Different employment sectors - Administration/Production/Performance
A well researched explanation of 3 roles in the arts (Prod/Perf/Admin):
An explanation of each role
The key skills required
The type of employment (full time/self employed)
Routes to employment (university/apprentice etc)
Typical wages earned
How the arts are managed:
Various organisations (charity/Arts council funded/private sponsorship)
Funding within the Arts
Professional bodies (Equity etc)
Employment structures (company director/artistic director/co-operative)
Working lifestyles in the Arts:
Employment types - full time/part time/temps/self employed.
Progression through career
Future opportunities in the Arts e.g. funding/technology.
Portfolio (skills - 15 marks)
Main Focus
After your research on the P/Arts sector, you need to select ONE role.

You will need to conduct greater research into this area - so it should be a career you could consider
Research
You should consider:
Training routes
Key skills and attributes in the role
Variety of employment options
Training and professional development
Uni Vs Conservatoire
You may want to look at the differences between traditional University training in comparison to Conservatoire or Drama School training.
Career Progression
It should be clear in this section you understand how to progress you career - from graduate to successful performer!
Portfolio (skill development - 15 marks)
Your Career Path
A detailed and thorough SWOT with evaluation of skill.

A refletion on how you fit into this career path
Work Experience
The most rewarding part of this unit is to gain work experience in your chosen field.

You should consider the skills required, where you could develop further, what you are learning.

You could also conduct an interview with an industry professional.
Developing Skills
You can also consider working towards a performance as skills training.

Ultimately, this unit requires you to consider how to make yourself employable in the Arts - especially considering the level of competition at professional level.
Evaluation - 15 marks
On your findings of the report.

On your progression of knowledge through your portfolio.

On the development of your skills through your portfolio.

On your overall progression, and reflection on careers in the Arts.
Homework Task
You are going to conduct research into one career area in the Performing Arts - this could be Performance/Production/Administration.

You will need to research the key skills needed, the experience required to get into the role, and the training paths for the post.

You should also consider working lifestyle, possible wages, and career progression.

Remember to state whether it is a PERFORMANCE, PRODUCTION OR ADMINISTRATION role.

As a team, you will present your findings in the next lesson - using appropriate ICT skills.
Performance CV
Here you should detail the performance opportunites you have been involved with.

However, for each event, you need to detail your involvement, the skills used or developed, and how this makes you suitable for the career path researched.

This demonstrates your understanding of appropriateness for future training
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