Performing Arts and Production Arts - Level 3 Extended Diploma

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Start Date: 5 September 2022
Duration: 2 Years
Attendance: Full Time
Location: King's Cross Centre
Suitable for: School Leavers (16-18), Adult Learners (19+)

About The Course

This course offers you the opportunity to study a range of performing arts techniques in the first year, before going on to specialise in either acting in the second year. Projects and performances both in and outside of the college will allow you to focus on the performance demands of acting. There will be opportunities to experience acting styles such as improvisation and create your own pieces, showcasing your work in performances.

Although the emphasis is on practical and performance work you will need to complete written assignments and develop your skills as an informed and reflective practitioner through evaluative logbooks and rehearsal diaries. You will learn to evaluate and comment critically on both professional work and your own creative practice, gaining insight into the wider performing arts industry through contextual and industry studies.

You will be working on industry projects where some students will engage with external clients and companies, developing your experience in the world of work and performance.

What Will I Study?

This course consists of two separate qualifications. In your first year of study, you will work towards the Level 3 90-Credit Diploma. Following successful completion of this qualification, you will be able to progress to the Extended Diploma. Our Extended Diplomas offer equivalent UCAS points to studying 3 A Levels.

Topics covered can include:

  • Acting technique
  • Vocal skills
  • Drama improvisation
  • Musical theatre
  • Singing
  • Physical theatre
  • Classical theatre
  • Contemporary theatre
  • Movement skills
  • Stage combat
  • Radio techniques
  • Ballet technique
  • Contemporary dance
  • Urban
  • Jazz
  • Dance improvisation and choreography
  • Group and individual repertoire
  • Musical theatre
  • Acting technique
  • Vocal skills

What Will I Need?

You will need:

  • Four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and a Music/Performing Arts subject or an equivalent Level 2 qualification at Merit (and Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 2/GCSE English Language and Maths at grade 4 or above)
  • A reference from your previous school/college
  • A successful audition

For more information on the audition requirements, please click here.

All applicants must have an interview to confirm that the course is suitable for them.

How Will I Be Assessed?

The course is assessed throughout the year and with an end-of-course portfolio.

What Will It Cost?

School Leavers

If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be free. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.

Adults

If you will be aged 19 or older on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your course. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.

What Can I Do After?

This course will help you to move on to higher level courses, such as a Bachelor of Arts, an apprenticeship or other employment.

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