About the course
The 90-credit diploma gives you a solid understanding of performing arts acting practices, skills and techniques. The course is designed mainly for school leavers who have experience of Drama or Performing Arts at GCSE level, as well as having a passion and desire to explore the diverse subject area that is covered by Performing Arts. You will study for two years and develop your performance skills and self-confidence through a variety of disciplines. You will learn the skills to develop as a performer through the study of method acting techniques, physical theatre, acting for camera, voice and improvisation work and you will participate in three public performances per year.
This course is part of a wider study programme, which includes a tutorial and personal development element, work experience opportunities through outside set projects and design challenges, development of English and Maths Skills through embedded activities.
- Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course.
- If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, you will not need to pay tuition, exam or material fees using the Level 2 or 3 Entitlement.
- If you are aged 19 or over, studying a Level 3-6 and a Level 3 Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the fees.
5 GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English and/or Maths or equivalent (L2 Functional Skills) or NVQ 2 or Level 2 Diploma at Merit grade with ideally GCSE English and/or Maths at minimum Grade C or equivalent (L2 Functional Skills).
You must also have:
- A passion for Performing Arts and Acting
- A willingness to learn, experiment and develop your skills
- A desire to work with others and explore roles involved in
- A confidence to perform in front of an audience.
- The motivation to work independently on practical projects.
You will be enrolled on the 90 Credit Diploma, which is a one year course. Upon successful completion of year one, you can progress onto the Extended Diploma in year two.