About The Course
Arts and Culture contributes over £10bn to the UK economy each year. With audiences rising to over 18 million a year, there has never been a more exciting time to enter the industry.
Our level 3 study programmes reflect the fantastic opportunities available in the performing arts industry and beyond. This study programme offers a diverse range of specialist performance based units providing industry specific knowledge, understanding and skills that prepare students for employment, or further training. Our students learn about acting, voice, dance and movement alongside an exciting exploration of a wide range of performance styles and genres.
Our students take part in a minimum of 3 main public performances each year, culminating in a showcase of their work in a professional theatre to a paying audience! Students will work on existing published works as well as devising and writing their own performance material. We specialise in creating theatre anywhere and everywhere, and we make full use of the whole campus, indoors and out!
You will learn through a combination of lectures, dance, voice and acting workshops, rehearsals, visiting practitioners, live community based projects, assignment work and self-guided learning. To facilitate performances, it will be essential to be available for evening and weekend rehearsal and performance time. There are a minimum of 4 main shows per year. You will be expected to attend a minimum of 3 theatre trips each year.
Five GCSEs or equivalent at grade 4 or above, including English, maths and ideally, dance, drama or music.
Progress to higher education, stage-school, employment or apprenticeship.
Specialist study sessions focus on:
- Acting; classical, scripted plays, voice
- Dance; ballet, tap, jazz, street, contemporary and choreography
- Genre; site specific, physical theatre, puppetry, musical theatre, children’s theatre
- Stagecraft; directing, mask-work, writing for performance and storytelling
Some example units include:
- Site specific performance
- Acting styles
- Variety performance
- Directing / choreography
- Musical theatre
- Live performance
- Theatre in education
- Community theatre
You will take part in at least three main productions in each year, one which could include internal/external and community-based projects. This may involve evening and weekend rehearsal and performance time as well as travel. There is a trips and visits fee’ payable at enrolment, this covers the initial cost of three trips (theatre ticket and travel) to see a range of work suited to your studies and professional development.
Stationery: You will need to supply your own personal stationery that includes: notebooks/journals, pens, pencils etc.
Uniform: You will need comfortable, loose rehearsal wear and trainers for workshop and rehearsal days. For some performances and assessment days, you’ll need a collection of black only clothing (no brands or logo’s please):
- T-shirt and shirt
- Black underwear
- Jazz shoes
- Black character shoes
- Leggings or non-skinny trousers
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- UAL Level 3 Diploma in Performing Arts and Production Arts (Year 1)
- UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing and Production Arts (Year 2)
You will be assessed through regular rehearsal, skills development sessions in voice, dance and acting, practical and written assignment work (essays, diaries), project work and final performances.
Our Level 3 students undertake two week’s industry placement during the December of their second year. You will be well-prepared to go out into the world of work through seminar exploration and skills development sessions and to a destination suited to your individual progression. You will also get to work on live projects with cross-college departments and external community-based clients as part of our professional development sessions. We also invite visiting speakers, industry professionals and agents to meet with you and to run specialist workshops.