UAL L3 Extended Diploma Performing Arts (Acting)

General

Program Description

This course is designed for students who have a passion for acting, dance or singing, but don’t have the skills or experience necessary to apply directly to a Music or Drama Foundation course.

Course Details

  • Length 2 years (6 terms)
  • Course Start September
  • Progression Students who are successful on this course may progress onto either the Music, Drama or Dance Foundation.
  • Tutor Support Specialist tutor support available 5 days a week.
  • Studio Access Students have access to our studios 7 days a week, from 8am to 8.30pm, Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm at weekends.
  • How Your Work Is Assessed Visual and written assignments and projects.
  • Guest Lecturers Our course is enriched by programmed of lectures and workshops from a range of creative professionals.
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What to Expect

Year One

Year 1 will provide the skill development which will enable students to progress on to Year 2 in Acting, Musical Theatre, or Dance. The training will challenge students to their fullest, engaging them in their development in acting, singing and dance for drama and dance specialisms; or within the academics and performance areas necessary for successful progression in music. Students will be guided through weekly one to ones in their areas of specialism, alongside the conservatoire-style group tutorials.

Year Two

Students will progress into either the Drama Foundation (for Classical and Contemporary Acting or Musical Theatre), the Dance Foundation, or the Music Foundation.

Entry Requirements

Age

16 years +

Educational Level

Successful completion of High School is needed or 1 x A level or an equivalent Level 3 qualification and 5 x GCSEs at grade 4 or grade C or equivalent, preferably in a relevant creative subject.

Students who do not meet these entry requirements will still be considered on their own individual potential to succeed.

English Level for International Students

IELTS 4.5+ (no element under 4.0)

Audition

An audition piece is required for entry to this course.

How We Teach

Throughout this course students will be taught through specialist workshops, guest lecturers, regular one-to-ones and group tutorials.

Subjects Taught

Acting, Dance, Singing, Ukulele, Hand Drumming, Voice, Text, Developmental Play, Physical Theatre

Destinations

  • Italia Conti
  • Manchester Metropolitan
  • East 15
  • Brunel University

Your Future

Each of our students receives assistance from our dedicated university officer to help with university applications. They are also supported with auditions.

Results

53% of our students achieved a distinction in 2019 across both Extended Diploma Performing and Production Arts courses. This is substantially higher than the national level of 29.8%. Our failure rate of 0% is much lower than the national average of 12.1%.*

*based on national average in 2017/18

Last updated Nov 2019

About the School

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