UAL Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Performing Arts (Acting OR Dance Pathways)

Apply From: 18th of June 2018
Application Deadline: 30th of March 2020
Start Date:

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Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs grade A*- C (grade 9 - 4) including English and maths, or a relevant Level 2 qualification at merit or above. You will be invited to an audition and interview.

Who is the course for

If you love dance and the performing arts, this course is for you. You will develop skills as a performer and will gain the qualifications necessary to enter higher education or work in the industry.

Course Content

Acting pathway - course units include:

  • Acting technique
  • Vocal skills
  • National Theatre Connections tour
  • Drama improvisation
  • Musical theatre
  • Singing
  • Physical theatre
  • Classical theatre
  • Contemporary theatre
  • Movement skills
  • Stage combat
  • Radio techniques.

Dance pathway - course units include:

  • Ballet technique
  • Contemporary dance
  • Urban
  • Jazz
  • Dance improvisation and choreography
  • Group and individual repertoire
  • Musical theatre
  • Acting technique
  • Vocal skills.

Study Methods

For each project and its content will be clearly outlined by your tutor in the form of a brief. In a vocational context, that aims to replicate and prepare you for real life situations in the industry, you will be assessed through rehearsals, practical performances and written coursework. You will also be expected to independently research and rehearse towards performances and projects.

How is the course assessed

This course is modular with assessments that involve performances each term and coursework that aids progression and development throughout the programme.

Where next - Further Studies

You can progress from the Level 3 Diploma onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma and then onto a Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma course or undergraduate degree at university or drama school.

Where next - Job Opportunities

Successful students can go on to work in the industry as a performer (stage/TV), choreographer, teacher of performing arts, dance administrator, entertainer.