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What's Involved

If you have an interest in Performing Arts and wish to study this further, then this course is suitable for you. The Extended Diploma Performing Arts has four specialist pathways that you can choose from: Dance, Acting, Musical Theatre or Technical Theatre. This Diploma is equivalent to three A Levels. The Level 3 Extended Diploma is a two year course worth 180 credits and is usually taken after successful completion of the Diploma in the first year.

There are core units that all pathways study and specialist units.

  • Dance: ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary and urban techniques, choreography, performance and anatomy for dance;
  • Acting: Acting techniques, classical and contemporary text, movement studies, radio acting, voice, theatre in education and performance;
  • Musical Theatre: Dance techniques (ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary and urban), acting techniques, voice, singing;
  • Technical Theatre: Lighting, sound, prop making, events management, production management, stage management.

Entry Requirements

Entry is by interview and audition. Technical theatre students do not undertake an audition. You need a strong commitment to your specialism and 4 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above, preferably with English.

Where will it take me?

You can can continue your studies in Performing Arts either at higher education level either at university or Havering College or audition for a professional theatre school. You will be given full support and advice on your chosen area.

Course Assessment Method

Assessment is both practical and theortical. All work is internally assessed and externally moderated by the examination board Edexcel. Grades awarded are Pass, Merit or Distinction.

The core units that all specialisms study are:

  • Historical context in performance;
  • Performing arts business;
  • Rehearsing and performance work.

Where and When

Performing & Production Arts (Musical Theatre) Level 3 Extended Diploma UAL (Qcf)

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Fee Information

Course Code Study Mode Start Date Under 16 16-18 19+ International
A613NDF-19C Full Time 02/09/2019 £3,698 £0 £3,698 N/A

Notes About Fees

Fees shown are per year.

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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