Why study performing arts?

If you see yourself acting on a stage at the West End or being the next big thing on the small screen, then taking the performing arts level 3 diploma will prepare you for further study or for you to go into employment in your dream career.

During the course, you will study both practical and theoretical principles of acting, singing and dance, such as improvisation and historical context of theatre, while working towards a public performance. You will work with tutors and peers to develop your skills. This course two years long and is equivalent to 3 A Levels.

What will I study?

  • Classical theatre, auditioning for actors, theatre in education, acting, site-specific performance
  • Principles of acting and developing movement skills for actors
  • Principles of dance
  • Theoretical units including historical context of theatre and performing arts business
  • Audio performance

You will also be able to perform in the studio theatre and amphitheatre as well as having the opportunity to visit and perform at some of the most established theatre venues in the UK

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by a range of methods, including assignments, external assessments and practical observation.

Future careers and pathways

When you have completed this course, you will be able to apply for a degree in theatre, acting and performance.

What are the entry requirements?

Four GCSEs at grade C (4) or above, including English, or a performing arts related level 2 qualification with a merit grade and GCSE English grade C (4) or above.