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Start date: 01/09/2018 - SGS WISE
End date: 31/07/2020
Duration: Year 1 = Diploma, year 2 = Extended Diploma
Course length: Year 1 = Diploma, year 2 = Extended Diploma
Qualifications: Level 3 Extended Diploma Acting
Code: 78031
Cost: N/A

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Level 3 Diploma/Extended Acting

Full time course

Summary

The course covers a range of disciplines within performing arts and can lead to further study and work in directing, writing, producing, solo performance, publicity and marketing and arts administration. The course will help to develop your individual, communication and collaborative skills as well as offer the experience of working in a theatre company

What will I study?

The course covers a range of disciplines within performing arts and can lead to further study and work in directing, writing, producing, solo performance, publicity and marketing and arts administration. The course will help to develop your individual, communication and collaborative skills as well as offer the experience of working in a theatre company. Learners will study:

  • Acting techniques and styles of acting
  • Improvisation
  • Developing the voice
  • Physical theatre
  • Movement
  • Film and TV
  • Theatre for children
  • Contemporary theatre
  • Contextual studies
  • Classical theatre
  • Contemporary theatre practitioners
  • Collaborative performance & projects.

You will perform in three productions each year. In the first year, learners will study for the level 3 Diploma in Acting. Successful students then progress to the second year to complete the Extended Diploma.

Maths & English

A key requirement to obtaining many jobs is achieving a good standard of English and Maths. Therefore, learners who do not yet have a GCSE grade 4 (grade C) will be enrolled on either GCSE or Functional Skills programmes alongside their main course.

Employability

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.

Work experience

There is a work placement opportunity on the course and also learners perform in public productions in our two professional standard theatres.

What do I need to join?

Four GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above, including English, as well as a Merit at Level 2. Exceptional entry may be possible if a high level of skill in drama can be demonstrated. People over 19 without formal qualifications will be considered.

How long is the course?

2 years.

How will I learn?

This course focuses on developing the learners knowledge of acting through research, workshops and productions. Learners gain experience of professional practice, touring and audition preparation and participate in a variety of performances, in our theatre, studio theatre and other touring venues. The department organises visits to various theatres.

How will I know how I am doing?

Coursework is set with structured achievable targets and clear regular feedback from your tutor. You will also discuss work as a student group and receive feedback from your peers.

Are there any extra costs?

There is a materials fee payable, which will cover costumes, masterclasses and venue hire. Students have the opportunity to go on a residential trip in the second year of study.

What can I do next?

You will be prepared for higher education courses at drama schools, universities or our Degree in Drama and Performance taught at the WISE Campus.

What are my career options?

It is expected that learners from this course will be suitably prepared to enter employment within the creative industries.

Location

WISE Campus.

Dates & Costs

Level 3 Diploma/Extended Acting

Start date: 01/09/2018
End date: 31/07/2020
Duration: Year 1 = Diploma, year 2 = Extended Diploma
Course length: Year 1 = Diploma, year 2 = Extended Diploma
Time(s): tbc
Qualifications: Level 3 Extended Diploma Acting
Code: 78031
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Tuition Fees

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. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date fees – these may be subject to change.

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