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Urdang International and Kent College, Dubai are excited to announce the BTEC International Extended Diploma in Performing Arts – Musical Theatre and Dance from September 2020.

This full-time 6th form course offers students with passion, tenacity and ambition to complete their first step to train to be a leading, high-quality professional performer, teacher or creative. The course has been designed by leading providers who have experience in preparing students for the entertainment industry. All practical delivery will be overseen by Urdang International to ensure that students in Dubai receive a similar standard of world-class delivery as its flagship colleges in London. 

Solange Urdang, Director and CEO of Urdang International comments “We are delighted to be launching this new course with Kent College and are excited about the potential impact it will have on performing arts in Dubai and the UAE.”

Anthony Cashin, Principal of Kent College Dubai comments “This is an exciting opportunity for the students of Dubai who want to get into the Performing Arts Industry. The collaboration between Kent College Dubai and Urdang International offering a course such as this, is exciting and we cannot wait to get started in welcoming pupils onto this course” 

The structure of the course is designed around 5 core modules over a two year period, equivalent to 3 A’ levels required by UCAS. 

  1. Performing Arts Skill Development
  2. The Global Performing Arts Industry
  3. Personal Performing Arts Profile
  4. Collaborative Performing Arts project/ performance/ industry roles
  5. International Profile

The course will be delivered at split-locations giving the students the opportunity to enjoy university campus experience.  Practical elements of the course will be delivered at Diverse Dance studios, with Urdang tutors coupled with the amazing spaces, academic resources and provision at Kent College. 

This gives students the opportunity to be independent, to build organisational skills to cope with a variable timetable, self management of equipment, kit and course materials. It also gives each student access to excellent facilities, multiple studios and teaching talent from both Kent College Dubai and Urdang. World-class facilities, and outstanding practical and academic support.

To find out more and for details of how to apply click here


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