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Skills development


RSL Level 4 - Extended Certificate for Creative Industries Practitioners.


Through participation in a variety of industry projects, performances and research activities you will develop your specialist performing-arts skillset.

This unit aims to develop an understanding of the fundamental concepts and methodologies that underpin skills development in the context of your chosen specialist performing arts discipline.

You will learn how core techniques, technical vocabulary and theories must inform your approach, and how to apply this knowledge in a wider creative context.

Whilst the majority of the techniques and technical theories encountered will be in the context of your principal discipline, you will also be encouraged to identify broader applications for the content studied.

You will initiate and maintain a self-directed and strategic approach to studying, and balance a holistic appreciation for both your practical and theoretical development as a creative.

By the end of this unit you will be able to:
  • Demonstrate and execute advanced technical skills and knowledge
  • Display creativity and expression through your chosen discipline
  • Evidence your understanding of the broader context in which these skills may be applied


Each student will be assessed for this unit by:
  • Portfolio
  • Filmed performances and presentation
  • Group discussion