UAL Diploma in Performing and Production Arts (Acting for Stage and Screen) Level 3
Music, Drama and Dance
04 September 2024
- A minimum of 5 GCSEs, Grade C or above, to include either Maths/Maths Numeracy or English/Welsh First Language
- 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.
In a nutshell
This is a highly practical course, led by professionally trained lecturers and associate teachers aimed at developing acting skills for stage, screen, radio and voiceover. 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.
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.
This course is for you if...
...you are progressing from GCSE level or from a relevant Level 2 course
...you enjoy acting for camera, acting for stage, script writing and devising, voice and radio performance or watching live theatre and musicals
What will I be doing?
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:
- 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
- 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 HND and Degree courses in Drama or Music Theatre
- Employment as a Performer or Technician
Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?
Contact our Student Recruitment team