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What's Involved

This course is a two-year programme that involves the study of a range of techniques, performance skills, creativity and the theoretical aspects of the art form. Students will spend twelve plus taught hours per week on their specialism studies and combine this with work in singing, physical theatre and the business aspects of the performing arts industry.

All students who take this course will be working towards the UAL Level 3 Diploma in Performing and Production Arts in their first year, progressing onto the full UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in their second year. The final qualification is equivalent to 3 A Levels.

The subjects you will study have been hand-picked by the team to provide you with best opportunity to achieve a broad understanding of the industry and the core techniques and skills for performers in Acting, Dance and Musical Theatre. Whilst there are many units that are compulsory for each pathway, there is usually an element of choice built in to enable you to select techniques and specialisms that you might enjoy and achieve highly on and give you a more rounded approach to your training.

Course elements include: • Collaborative Performance Project • Introduction to Professional Practice • Preparation for Specialist Study • Performance Skills & Context

The following subjects make up the programme of study*:

Acting • Classical Theatre • Auditions for Actors • Physical Theatre • Contemporary Theatre • Developing Movement • Theatre History and Appreciation

Dance and Musical Theatre • Classical Ballet • Contemporary Dance Technique • Jazz Dance Technique • Tap Dance • Choreography • Musical Theatre • Singing Skills • Urban • The Skills of Rehearsing & Performing Small & Large-Scale Productions • Dance History and Appreciation

*All course components are subject to a yearly review by course teaching teams and in-line with exam board expectations

Development of your communication and team working skills is greatly encouraged and it will be incorporated into your lessons throughout the course.

If you have not yet achieved a grade 4 (or above) in GCSE English and Maths, you will also be required to retake the GCSE if you have achieved a grade 3. If you achieved less than a grade 3 you will attend Functional Skills sessions.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grade 4, including English and/or Maths, plus a successful audition

Where will it take me?

Studying on our UAL Level 3 Diploma in Performing and Production Arts in your first year will enable you to progress to the full extended diploma in your second. Enrolment onto year 2 is not automatic and you must achieve to a high standard and show dedication and commitment to the course in terms of your attendance, punctuality and professional conduct. Future employment opportunities could involve work as actor, dancer, director, teacher, etc. The following are examples of what our alumni students are doing now:

• Studying for a dance/drama/ musical theatre degree at either a university or a vocational dance/ drama school • Training to be a musical theatre performer at vocational schools such as Bird College, Urdang London Studio Centre or Masters, or to be a contemporary dancer and choreographer at places such as Trinity Laban, London Contemporary Dance School. • Performing and teaching after further training at universities including South Essex, Middlesex, Roehampton and Chichester. • Many students have performed in pop videos, as backing dancers for live concerts, on cruise ships and in touring musical, theatre and dance productions and films • Training and working in the fitness industry • Modelling • Freelance education work in UK and abroad • Arts administration • Development worker or community artist

Course Assessment Method

Assessment will take a variety of forms: projects (written and performance), recorded work, practical work, short essay, written and/or aural evaluations.

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Notes About Fees

Fees shown are per year. Additional miscellaneous fees may be applicable.

Find out more by speaking to Admissions:

  • For full-time further education courses call 01708 462833
  • For part-time further education courses call 01708 462801
  • For higher education courses, or if you’re an overseas student, call 01708 462801


  • To find out if you’re entitled to support call Student Services for advice on 01708 462718 ext 2718
  • You don’t have to pay tuition or admin fees if you’re 16-18 and studying a further education funded course.
  • You need to pay higher education course fees each academic year.


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