Five Valleys Productions at SGS College, Stroud
Five Valleys Productions are an innovative multi disciplined production company, dedicated to telling stories that challenge the conventional and celebrate community, humanity and individuality.
For the past two years, they have written and performed many unique theatre pieces, including the reality shifting 'Those That Remain’, a site-specific, post- apocalyptic immersive story performed at the Berkeley Green abandoned Nuclear power station. Most recently they devised and performed 'The Distance We Have Travelled’, a tear jerking and hard hitting radio play that plunges its listeners into the terrifying reality of refugees seeking asylum in the UK (now available as a podcast on iTunes).
Five Valleys Productions are firmly rooted in their passion to ensure that each of their theatrical works continues to push the boundaries of what is possible in modern theatre. They are dedicated to remaining at the forefront of our ever evolving industry by continuing to adapt and learn in order to continue to make brave and bold work.
Described by UAL as "Exciting, unique and innovative", the Performance for Stage & Screen course at SGS College, Stroud offers aspiring Performing Arts students a unique opportunity to train in a working production company. Recognised as Outstanding by Ofsted, this unique vocational course is designed and taught to industry level as the production company, Five Valleys Productions. This gives students aspiring to a career in the Performing Arts first-hand experience of what life is like working in the industry. This course takes learning out of the classroom and into the community with projects ranging from storytelling to filmmaking, podcasts to practitioners and everything in between.
Our experienced tutors, who are working professionals in their own fields, design and deliver the course to adapt to what students want to learn.
Many of our students have gone on to study at prestigious drama and dance schools. The majority of students will proceed to university to take a vocational degree or to pursue work in their chosen profession.
Level 2 Diploma in Performance for Stage & Screen - 1 year. Full Time course.
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performance for Stage & Screen - 2 year. Full Time course.
What qualification do I get?
Although our course is called Performance for Stage & Screen, the UAL Diploma you will receive will be the UAL Diploma in Performing & Production Arts.
What will you study?
You will develop a range of skills and techniques through a range of practical workshops and performance-based projects accompanied by demonstrations and guidance from your tutors. Learners are given opportunities to perform for the public throughout the year in projects for both stage and screen as well as attending trips to the theatre. Independent research and study is essential in your development and the course work is entirely student- led, requiring you to think creatively with boldness and aspiration.
The course covers a wide range of disciplines within the performing arts but key to this is building on the core skills: voice, body, acting and creative interpretation.
Examples of what learners will study (this list is non exhaustive);
- Screen techniques
- The distinction between screen and live performance
- Key performance methodologies and practitioners
- Development of voice and singing
- Understanding your body through dance & movement
- Professional preparation for the industry
- Production technique
- Devising & directing
- Audition techniques
- Publicity and marketing for the modern actor.
The Performing Arts and Leisure industry is one of the few areas in the jobs market that has sustained levels of employment and even shown areas of growth in the present economic climate. This course equips learners with all of the skills and knowledge they will need to start their journey to becoming a professional in the industry.
What do I need to join?
Level 2 - 4 GCSEs at grade 3 (grade D) or above. Performance experience is useful but not essential.
Level 3 - 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above. Learners aged over 19 without formal qualifications are welcome to apply.
You will then be asked to attend an audition and interview in which you will perform a monologue of your choosing to last no less than 1 and a half minutes. After which you will have a short interview.
Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course. If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, you will not need to pay tuition, exam or material fees using the Level 2 or 3 Entitlement. If you are aged 19 or over, studying a Level 3-6 and a Level 3 Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. For more information please see - SGS College - Performance for Stage & Screen.
Where can I find out more?
For advice or more details please telephone 01453 761162 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.