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This course is validated by: University of the Arts London

Performing and Production Arts (UAL) Level 3 Extended Diploma

Course Information

  • Course Code: MP034ED-Y1
  • Duration: 2 academic years
  • Approved by: University of the Arts London
  • Study mode: Full Time

The UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing & Production Arts is ideal if you wish to pursue a career in the performing arts and/or production arts. The course has been created for those who are keen to develop a career in the creative industries.

You’ll be introduced to the process of design, production and delivery of a performance as well as the art of drama and acting.  This practical, industry-focused route will help you develop the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to succeed either in front of an audience and behind the scenes in the performing arts.

You’ll be based in our first class campus alongside media, photography and art and design students, providing opportunities to create and perform for 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.  You can find out what it takes to be a part of that team and discover the many exciting and varied career pathways within the performing arts.

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’ll explore and debate the ways that performance can influence an audience in terms of people’s opinions and perceptions, thinking particularly about how the messages in a performance can fit within a wider social context.

You’ll gain hands-on experience in backstage skills such as make-up, costume, props, and set design. Alongside this you’ll also have the opportunity to develop your abilities in operating technical equipment as you get to grips with the professional equipment within our TV and recording studios.

The modules that you will study:

  • Developing performance and production skills
  • Exploration of specialist study and context
  • Preparing for progression
  • Extended project
Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade C/4 including English Language, maths.

Interview to demonstrate your performance abilities or passion surrounding production.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a series of assignments which includes practical work, skills development, presentations and performances.

What can I do next?

Future careers could include: actor, costume designer, prop-maker, screenwriter, stage manager, director, make-up artist and set designer.

Your Study Programme

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