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Performing and Production Arts

Performing and Production Arts

Performing Production Arts Course

UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing and Production Arts

An opportunity for those who have an interest in the performing arts to explore, develop and test their creativity within a qualification structure which is stimulating, demanding and provides a supportive transition from general to more specialised study.

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Is this course right for me?

Completion of this course could allow you to pursue a career in acting, stage management, technical theatre, teaching, or other arts based careers either in or out of the entertainment industry. It is a very active, hands-on course for anyone passionate about making live theatre.

You will need to attend College on some evenings and weekends because you will be taking part in the two large scale public performances each academic year (pantomime and musical theatre) in addition to your duties as part of the Front of House and technical team.

Facilities you will have access to include: The Merlin Theatre (a 240 seat black box venue, equipped with industry standard digital sound and lighting control), two drama studios, set and props construction workshop, costume store and sewing room.

  • Five GCSEs at grade C or above (may include one relevant equivalent) to include English Language/First Language Welsh and Mathematics/Numeracy at grade D or above
  • A portfolio/examples of work will be required for this course
  • Each application is considered on individual merit
  • Entry is subject to an informal interview
  • Successful completion of current/relevant Level 2 programme with a merit grade or above and evidence of improvement from internal GCSE assessments or Skills, in addition to a successful decision from progression board meeting

Please read the full entry requirements above as you will usually need to meet those as well.

This is a broad based programme which looks at core aspects of drama, technical theatre, and voice.

Units to be studied include:

  • Principles of performance
  • Engaging with an audience
  • Introduction to professional practice
  • Critical and contextual awareness
  • Production skills and context
  • Preparation for specialist study
  • Collaborative performance project
  • Developing performance and production skills
  • Preparing for progression
  • Exploration of specialist study and context
  • Extended project

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually.

  • Continuous assessment during the course
  • Practical assessment during the course

Possible career opportunities include: Actor, Singer, Stage Manager, Director, Lighting or Sound Technician, Front of House Manager, Holiday Park Entertainer, Cruise Ship Entertainer, Arts Administrator, Teacher, Event Manager.

If you are thinking about studying at degree level following this course please visit the university websites or UCAS (University Central Admissions Service) www.ucas.com to check any entry requirements.

  • Stationery - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course
  • You will need to provide your own device/laptop for parts of this course, click here to find out more
  • A uniform, which you can purchase online before you start the course
  • Practical/comfortable clothing for parts of the course
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Any costs above are approximate and may change.

  • No tuition fee
  • We are waiving the Administration Fee for the academic year 2022/23
  • During the course there will be additional costs for consumables
  • There may be trips/expeditions required or optional as part of this course
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Additional Information

Additional information

Level:

Mode:

Online Learning Elements?

Yes

Sports Academy: While on this course you may be able to join our Sports Academy, if you have a talent for sport, we would like to hear from you.

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What are the entry requirements?

  • Five GCSEs at grade C or above (may include one relevant equivalent) to include English Language/First Language Welsh and Mathematics/Numeracy at grade D or above
  • A portfolio/examples of work will be required for this course
  • Each application is considered on individual merit
  • Entry is subject to an informal interview

Current student – what are the entry requirements?

Please read the full entry requirements above as you will usually need to meet those as well

  • Successful completion of current/relevant Level 2 programme with a merit grade or above and evidence of improvement from internal GCSE assessments or Skills, in addition to a successful decision from progression board meeting

What will I learn?

This is a broad based programme which looks at core aspects of drama, technical theatre, and voice.

Units to be studied include:

  • Principles of performance
  • Engaging with an audience
  • Introduction to professional practice
  • Critical and contextual awareness
  • Production skills and context
  • Preparation for specialist study
  • Collaborative performance project
  • Developing performance and production skills
  • Preparing for progression
  • Exploration of specialist study and context
  • Extended project

Can I do this course in Welsh?

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually.


How will I be assessed?

  • Continuous assessment during the course
  • Practical assessment during the course

What can I do next?

Possible career opportunities include: Actor, Singer, Stage Manager, Director, Lighting or Sound Technician, Front of House Manager, Holiday Park Entertainer, Cruise Ship Entertainer, Arts Administrator, Teacher, Event Manager.

If you are thinking about studying at degree level following this course please visit the university websites or UCAS (University Central Admissions Service) www.ucas.com to check any entry requirements.


Do I need to bring/buy any equipment?

  • Stationery - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course
  • You will need to provide your own device/laptop for parts of this course, click here to find out more
  • A uniform, which you can purchase online before you start the course
  • Practical/comfortable clothing for parts of the course
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Are there any additional costs?

  • No tuition fee
  • We are waiving the Administration Fee for the academic year 2022/23
  • During the course there will be additional costs for consumables
  • There may be trips/expeditions required or optional as part of this course
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Additional information

Level:

Mode:

Online Learning Elements?

Yes

Disclaimer:
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.
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