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Performing Arts Extended Diploma Level 3

  • 3

    Level
    Level 3

  • Duration
    Multiple - see below

  • Start Date
    September 2023

  • Venue
    CCN-Main Campus

  • Course Code
    A0553

Start Dates

  • September 2023, Full Time, 1 year
  • September 2023, Full Time, 2 years

Summary

During this two year course Performance students work towards the University of the Arts (UAL) Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing and Productions Arts. The Extended Diploma at Distinction level is allocated 168 UCAS points which is equivalent to 3 full A Levels at grade A*
Through the Performance pathway students will gain a wide range of skills and experiences within a working theatre and by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations. Skills include: Physical Theatre, Body Percussion, Voice and Soundscapes, movement interpretation, analysing text and interpretive skills, contextual awareness, devising, improvisation, communication to an audience, drama school and industry preparation.
Students will be required to attend theory-based classes which develop knowledge and understanding of the performance industry. Key tasks include: learning lines and rehearsing, researching or undertaking activities to help prepare for a part, discussing interpretation and delivery with other members of the company and the director, performing for a live audience, performing in a theatre or “on location”, audio as well as visual performances, rehearse/polish performances in your own time, managing the day to day running of the theatre, including front of house duties.

Students will need to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment, including some evenings and occasional weekends.

Why Our College?

Real Theatre Environment

Our theatre hosts over 18 student performances to members of the public each year.

Awarded by the UAL

All of our performing arts courses are awarded by the University of the Arts London.

Production Stage Management

Our students design and manage the sets, lighting, sound and general running for each student performance.

Entry Requirements

Minimum four GCSEs at grade 9-4 including English and Maths and, if taken, GCSE Drama at grade 5 or above. Or a relevant Level 2 Diploma at Merit or above including GCSE English and Maths at grade 9-4.
Students will audition and be interviewed prior to selection. An academic reference will be required to support your application.

Learning Outcomes

The course will enable students to:

  1. Have a critical and contextual awareness of different perspectives and approaches within performing and production arts or related subjects of study or work
  2. Research, analyse and evaluate relevant information and ideas in order to develop creative solutions
  3. Understand, adapt and safely use appropriate and practical methods and skills for creative production
  4. Solve complex problems through the application of practical, theoretical and technical understanding
  5. Critically review the effectiveness and appropriateness of methods, actions and results
  6. Use evaluative and reflective skills in order to take responsibility for own learning, development and decision-making
  7. Take responsibility for the research, planning, time management and actions to access progression opportunities
  8. Effectively present themselves and their work to appropriate audiences.

Objective

The course is structured to allow students to experience what life is like working in the creative industries. Students will work intensively on preparation and rehearsal, culminating in regular performances. Through participation in these projects students will develop their acting and performance skills as well as understanding the performing arts as a whole. The projects are often commissioned by outside agencies, as they would a professional acting company. This offers students the opportunity to create work for real stakeholders, giving students a feel for working in the current arts scene.

Assessment

The University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing and Production Arts is assessed through a series of projects that are designed to broaden student’s skills, experience and expertise. The projects are multi-disciplinary and require students to work collaboratively and pro-actively with fellow students as well as external clients and stakeholders.

A final end-point assessment (commonly referred to as the Final Major Project) decides the student’s overall grade for the year which is graded at: PASS/MERIT or DISTINCTION. The Extended Diploma is allocated the following UCAS points: PASS (72), MERIT (120), DISTINCTION (168). Student work is externally assessed and scrutinised by External Verifiers from the University of the Arts London to ensure that academic standards are adhered maintained.

Progression

The design and structure of the University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing and Production Arts allows students the opportunity to further extend their learning by choosing an alternative Performing Arts pathway in their second year. For example, provided that they meet the entry requirements and pass an audition, a student could follow the Performing Arts pathway in their first year and then choose to follow the Musical Theatre, Dance, Acting or Production Arts pathway in their second year.

Career Progression

City College Norwich is a member of the University of the Arts London Progression Partnership to promote the recruitment of talented, creative students from high quality further education institutions to UAL higher education degree level courses. The course team also work with local and national higher education providers such as Rose Bruford, Royal Welsh and East 15 Acting School to ensure that our students are ready and prepared for their next step. We also work collaboratively with Theatre Royal Norwich to provide outstanding experience of work and to ensure that our courses prepare students well for their future careers in the industry. City College Norwich also has an outstanding Apprenticeship team who can provide advice and guidance for students wishing to follow an Apprenticeship route into the industry.

Fees

September 2023, Full Time, 1 year

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September 2023, Full Time, 2 years

If you are a UK or home fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition fees are free. If you are aged 19 and over please contact the Advice Shop. Please check our Finance pages for information on loans, bursaries, fee information and student travel offers that are available. Alternatively please contact the Advice Shop.

Why Our College?

Real Theatre Environment

Our theatre hosts over 18 student performances to members of the public each year.

Awarded by the UAL

All of our performing arts courses are awarded by the University of the Arts London.

Production Stage Management

Our students design and manage the sets, lighting, sound and general running for each student performance.