UAL Diploma in Performing and Production Arts (Musical Theatre) 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
03 September 2024


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 highly practical course, led by professionally trained lecturers and associate teachers aimed at developing skills required to become a triple threat performer. You will complete the course with a repertoire of application material suitable for HE or conservatoire study, as well as relevant academic and research skills at a level 3 standard. Skills will be developed in each of the disciplines with targeted work in the areas you are most in need of development.

As a course team we are committed to each learner and their progression to a HE study of their choice and preparing them to navigate this highly competitive industry. Our programme of extra curricular engagements as well as trips overseas and throughout the UK is unrivalled, with a vibrant and diverse programme in place already for the next academic year. We pride ourselves on our links with conservatoire teaching teams from across the UK, and these industry specialists are welcomed at points across the year to mentor our learners in their audition practice and preparation.

This course is for you if...

... You are passionate about developing your skills as a performer

... You want to develop your versatility and prepare yourself for a career in performing arts and associated industries.

... You are enthusiastic about getting creative

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:

  • Acting for stage and screen
  • Dance - Jazz & Ballet
  • Singing - Ensemble & Solo Support
  • Musical Theatre Performance
  • Devising theatre
  • Production
  • Attending live theatre and musicals
  • Audition prep
  • Self-tape

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 (Showcases)
  • Screenings (Musicals)
  • Devised pieces
  • A range of extra curricular performance troupe engagements

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:

  • Level 3 Performing Arts Musical Theatre
  • Skills Activities
  • Maths and English
  • Other relevant qualifications to enhance your skill set

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:

  • Level 4 Professional Diploma in Performance
  • Degree courses in Drama, Dance and Musical Theatre at Universities or Conservatoires
  • Employment/Apprenticeship opportunities in the creative industries
Where can I study UAL Diploma in Performing and Production Arts (Musical Theatre) Level 3?

Crosskeys Campus
(Full Time)
Start Date: 03 September 2024

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