Level 3 Diploma/Extended Acting
Full time course
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
Developing the voice
Film and TV
Theatre for children
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.
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.
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?
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.