UAL Diploma in Performing and Production Arts Level 3

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Music, Drama and Dance



Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Full Time

Crosskeys Campus

Start Date

Start Date
05 September 2022


1 year

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Minimum of 5 GCSEs grade C or above to include either Maths/Numeracy or English/Welsh first language, or appropriate Level 2 Diploma qualification at Merit grade with GCSEs to include either Maths/Numeracy or English/Welsh first language at grade C.

In a nutshell

This is a practical course, incorporating modules in dance, acting and singing. You may also experience some technical elements of performance, such as lighting and set design.

This course is for you if...

... You are interested in a career in performing arts
... You want to progress to higher education in performing arts
... You’re a confident and enthusiastic performer

What will I be doing?

This course is suitable for learners who are progressing from attainment at GCSE level, or from a relevant Level 2 course who enjoy:

  • Working as part of a group
  • Singing
  • Dancing
  • Acting

Assignments are practically based, with written work underpinning the skills being developed as a performing arts student. Research into current, historical topics and practitioners will help shape your devised and directed performances.

You’ll take part in a variety of performances during the year as part of your course such as:

  • Plays
  • Devised pieces
  • Monologues
  • Musicals.

Facilities include a dedicated theatre space, drama studio, dance studio and rehearsal space. Students regularly take part in trips to see performances, workshops and speakers.

This course is continually assessed through practical and written assignments, presentations, performances and portfolios of work. On completion you’ll achieve:

What is expected of me?

To qualify for this course, you’ll need a minimum of 5 GCSEs, Grade C or above, to include either Maths/Maths Numeracy or English/Welsh First Language, or appropriate Level 2 Diploma qualification at Merit Grade with GCSEs, to include either Maths/Maths Numeracy or English/Welsh First Language at Grade C or above.

A keen interest in performing arts and a willingness to practise and rehearse outside college times is essential. Full commitment to attendance is required, along with respect for others, enthusiasm for the subject, self-motivation, creative ability and a desire to succeed.

What comes next?

Successful completion of the Year 1 90-credit Diploma will allow learners to progress on to the second year and complete the full Extended Diploma.

From there, progression routes include:

  • Foundation Degree in Performing Arts (available at Crosskeys Campus)
  • HND and degree courses in drama or music theatre
  • Employment as a performer or technician

Additional information

An audition is required as part of the entry requirements for this course.

Crosskeys Campus
(Full Time)
Start Date: 05 September 2022

All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Contact our Student Recruitment team