Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performance for Stage and Screen
Full time course
This is a unique vocational course for students aspiring to a career the in Performing Arts. The course is designed and taught to industry level as a working production company, giving learners first-hand experience of what life is like working in the industry.
What will I study?
The course covers a wide range of disciplines within the performing arts but key to this is building on the core skills: voice, body, acting and creative interpretation.
Learners will study;
The distinction between screen and live performance
Key performance methodologies and practitioners
Development of voice and singing
Understanding your body through dance & movement
Professional preparation for the industry
Devising & directing
Publicity and marketing for the modern actor.
Maths & English
A key requirement to obtaining many jobs is achieving a good standard of English and Maths. Therefore, learners that do not yet have a GCSE grade 4 (grade C) will be enrolled on either GCSE or Functional Skills programmes alongside their main course.
The Performing Arts and Leisure industry is one of the few areas in the jobs market that has sustained levels of employment and even shown areas of growth in the present economic climate. This course equips learners with all of the skills and knowledge they will need to start their journey to becoming a professional in the industry.
There is a work placement opportunity and also learners participate in productions throughout the course.
What do I need to join?
4 GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above. Learners aged over 19 without formal qualifications are welcome to apply.
How long is the course?
How will I learn?
Through a range of practical workshops and performance-based projects accompanied by demonstrations and guidance from your tutors. Learners are given opportunities to perform for the public throughout the year in projects for both stage and screen as well as attending trips to the theatre. Independent research and study is essential in your development and the course work is entirely student- led, requiring you to think creatively with boldness and aspiration.
How will I know how I am doing?
Your tutors will closely monitor and guide you through the course to ensure you reach your potential. You will have personal one-to-one tutorials to review progress regularly.
Are there any extra costs?
There is a materials fee.
What can I do next?
If you would like to continue your studies, you can progress onto a range of higher education courses including degrees and HNDs.
What are my career options?
There are many employment opportunities in the performing arts industry, such as actor, singer, dancer, stage management, technical aspects of production and others. Many of the skills developed on this course are transferable and relevant in a wide variety of employment fields should you choose not to pursue a career in the performing arts industry.