University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 3 Ext Diploma in Production & Performing Arts

  • Course type: UAL Level 3 Ext Diploma
  • Awarding/exam body: University of the Arts London

Introduction

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This course encompasses a very wide range of opportunities and will be tailored to fit the requirements of the students who enrol. Students on the UAL Performing & Production Arts course will work in our professional standard performance and rehearsal spaces including the Music Recording Studio and Dance Studio.

In the first year of the course you will develop your performance techniques across the art forms through participation in music, acting and dance workshops and share your work with live audiences. You will also develop your production skills by taking responsibility for a backstage role such as costume designer or sound technician. In the second year you will participate in two productions including a full-scale musical.  You will experience live theatre, music and dance performances in professional venues.

  • Course units...

    YEAR 1

    Unit 01: Principles of Performance

    Unit 02: Engaging with an Audience

    Unit 03: Introduction to Professional Practice

    Unit 04: Critical and Contextual Performance

    Unit 05: Production Skills and Context

    Unit 06: Performance Skills and Context

    Unit 07: Preparation for Specialist Study

    Unit 08: Collaborative Performance Project

    YEAR 2

    Unit 09: Developing Performance and Production Skills

    Unit 10: Preparing for Progression

    Unit 11: Exploration of Specialist Study and Context and Units 12 or 13, Extended Projects on a subject of your choice.

    Unit 12  ( level 3) or Unit 13 ( level 4 )

  • Course assessment...

    You will be assessed on your practical performances in productions performed to a live audience and through your reflection on this work in the form of log books or journals.

  • This course can lead to...

    A wide variety of careers in the theatre world including working as an actor, musician or dancer and the opportunity to progress to university or to go Drama or Dance School or to study Music at a Conservatoire.

  • Course highlights...

    • Past theatre trips include; ‘Alvin Ailey Dance Theater’, ‘Custody’ and The Lion King.
    • Performance opportunities within and outside of college at local arts centres and theatres – previous groups have taken work to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, New York & Battersea Arts Centre.
    • Professional workshops and Industry information including audition and CV skills.
    • Networking opportunities with casting agencies and professionals within the arts industry (music producers, choreographers, actors, directors etc).
  • Entry requirements...

    In addition to our Programme Entry Requirements, applicants must also meet specific Course Entry Requirements:

    Grade C in English Language or English Literature and Grade C in GCSE Music, Dance, Drama or Expressive Arts OR
    Grade C in English Language or English Literature and Pass in BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts OR
    Grade C in English Language or English Literature and appropriate experience in music, dance or drama performance.

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