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Performing Arts

The Pneumatix Performing Arts Academy aims to elevate our students to the next level of professionalism.

Within the academy we provide three directions for a student to specialise in:

DRAMA | DANCE | MUSIC

With the intention of producing a well-rounded stage and/or film performer with outstanding poise and confidence. The training provided will equip students as entrepreneurs in their field as well as for auditions and a career as a performer or a teacher.

This industry, and this course, is not for the faint-hearted. The prospective student should be able to produce creative work within a high-stress environment while keeping to a tight schedule. The student should be able to work long hours and under pressure. The candidate must have the ambition, drive and determination to create their own work, attend auditions & relentlessly market their own skills in the industry.

The Performing Arts course is also developed to train students in their area of strength and this includes music, vocals, dance, and acting on stage.

To this end we have carefully structured the academy’s programme to allow students to be Single Major students with the option to add extra subjects or an additional package.

Music Major

Subjects

The following describes the required subjects for a Music Major student:
  • Music Theory
  • Music Business
  • 1st Instrument
  • 2nd Instrument
  • Ensemble
  • Song Writing
  • Aural
  • Music Production
  • Keyboard Essentials
  • Videography

Instruments

To choose from

  1. Drums

  2. Bass Guitar

  3. Electric Guitar

  4. Acoustic Guitar

  5. Piano (Contemporary and Jazz)

  6. Keyboard and Vocals (Classic and Pop)

As a Music Major Student, you are allowed to take extra subjects or Choose ONE of our addition packages below.

Drama Package

  • Acting and Vocal Speech and Production

Dance Packages

  • Ballet, Pilates and Open Dance Class

  • Ballet, Horton, Pilates, Stretch and Tone Class

Drama Major

Subjects

The following describes the required subjects for a Drama Major student:
  • Acting
  • Theatre Studies
  • Make-Up and Costumes
  • Trinity Grade 8 Drama Group Performance (1st Years)
  • ATCL Performance (2nd Years)

  • LTCL Performance (3rd Years)

  • Vocal and Speech Production
  • Videography
  • Creative Writing Course (Subject to evaluation)
  • Drama Movement

As a Single Major Drama student, you are allowed to take extra subjects or choose ONE of our additional packages below:

Music Packages

  • Theory, Keyboard Essentials, Aural, Ensemble or
  • Instrument (Vocal, Piano, Guitar, Bass or Drums), Aural, Keyboard Essentials, Ensemble
  • Songwriting, Music Business, Music Production, Keyboard Essentials
  • Music Production, Keyboard Essentials

Dance Packages

  • Hip Hop, Fitness, Competition Class, Horton or

  • Ballet, Horton, Pilates, Stretch and Tone Class

Dance Major

Subjects

The following describes the required subjects for a Dance Major student:
  • Ballet

  • Modern
  • Hip Hop
  • Fitness
  • Pilates
  • Contemporary
  • Dance Technique
  • Choreography
  • Videography
  • Open Dance Class (African, Latin and other various dance styles)

  • Jazz

As a Single Major Dance student, you are allowed to take extra subjects or choose ONE of our additional packages below:

Drama Package

  • Acting, Vocal and Speech Production

Music Packages

  • Theory, Keyboard Essentials, Aural, Ensemble or
  • Instrument (Vocal, Piano, Guitar, Bass or Drums), Aural, Keyboard Essentials, Ensemble
  • Songwriting, Music Business, Music Production, Keyboard Essentials
  • Music Production, Keyboard Essentials

Career Options After Studies

  • Stage performer
  • Film performer
  • Make-Up artist
  • Professional dancer
  • Script writer
  • Director
  • Set and props builder
  • Stage manager
  • Dance teacher (Ballet, Modern, Hip Hop)
  • Music Teacher (Practical: Vocal, Instrumental & Theory)
  • Musician 
  • Instrumentalist
  • Vocalist
  • Songwriter
  • Public Speaker

Duration of Courses

3 Years or 4 Years, depending on how many Majors you picked to follow.

All Courses Excludes The Following

  • Extra Subjects
  • Additional Packages
  • Textbooks
  • External Examination Fees
  • Examination Props, Costumes and Materials
  • Make-Up Kit
  • Music
  • Dance Gear
  • Specialised workshops
  • Competitions
  • Portfolio photos and agent membership
  • Pneumatix branded gear for events and ministry (Jacket, hoodie, shirt, trolley bag), approximately R3500 for first year students, optional for second to fourth years.
  • Food costs

Tour

The whole of Pneumatix student group goes on tour twice a year for six weeks and then do productions at Schools and Churches. On a weekly basis practices and rehearsals are scheduled for preparation of these performances. Students get practical experience of script writing, handling of costumes and props, technical setup training, dancing and performing on these tour productions.