This course is validated by: University of the Arts London

Performing and Production Arts (UAL) Level 3 Diploma

Course Information

  • Course Code: MP034CD
  • Duration: 2 academic years
  • Approved by: University of the Arts London
  • Study mode: Full Time

The level 3 Performing & Production Arts Diploma involves the study of a range of techniques, performance skills, creativity and the theoretical aspects of the art form to provide you with a broad understanding of the industry and the core techniques and skills for performers and production within Acting, Dance and Theatre.

You’ll be based in our first class campus featuring our professional recording studio, control room and mixing facilities.  You will work alongside media, photography and creative art and design students, providing opportunities to create and perform traditional and community theatre, outdoor theatre, TV, film and audio. This will give you the grounding needed to understand the complete process, from concept to post-production. 

In addition you will find out what it takes to be a part of a team and discover the many exciting and varied career pathways within the performing and production arts sectors.

You will benefit from our Leadership College status for the Creative & Cultural Skills Sector in terms of masterclasses with national artists such as Neil Bartlett OBE, British director, performer, translator and writer.

In addition you will take an active role within the annual National Festival of Making, contributing to street performance and street theatre working alongside sector experts to hone your performance skills and knowledge.

Recently our students have had the opportunity to get backstage at the Download Festival, Snow Patrol and Florence + the machine at Manchester arena.



What will I study?

You will study a range of modules including:

  • Principles of Performance
  • Engaging with an Audience
  • Introduction to Professional Practice
  • Critical and Contextual Awareness
  • Production Skills and Context
  • Performance Skills and Context
  • Preparation for Specialist Study
  • Collaborative Performance Project

Development of your communication and team working skills are greatly encouraged and will be incorporated into your lessons throughout the course.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade D/3 or a Level 2 course.

 Interview to demonstrate your performance abilities or passion surrounding production.



How will I be assessed?

Assessment will take a variety of forms: projects (written and performance), recorded work, practical work, short essay, written and/or aural evaluations.

What can I do next?

 Future employment opportunities could involve work as actor, dancer, director, teacher, etc. You may wish to progress to:

  • Studying for a dance/drama/ musical theatre degree at either a university or a vocational dance/ drama school.
  • Train to be a musical theatre performer at vocational schools.
  • Contemporary dancer and choreographer.
  • Performing and teaching.
  • Performing in pop videos, backing dancers for live concerts, on cruise ships and in touring musical, theatre and dance productions and films.
  • Training and working in the fitness industry.
  • Arts administration.
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