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L3 Performing and Production Arts Level 3 | Diploma in Performing and Production Arts

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Unconditional Places to Full-Time Applicants

Due to the uncertainty around how long the Covid-19 outbreak will last, it has been agreed for the immediate future that we will be offering unconditional places to full-time (not University Level) applicants who apply to SGS College.

Once you apply for your course, you will receive a communication offering you a place.

You just need to accept the offer, if you wish to.

We will then be in touch to discuss the offer once the Covid-19 risk reduces.


Learn more about Art & Design at SGS College


This is a unique vocational course for students aspiring to a career in the 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.

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;

  • Screen techniques
  • The distinction between screen and live performance
  • Key performance methodologies and practitioners
  • Storytelling
  • Development of voice and singing
  • Understanding your body through dance movement
  • Professional preparation for the industry
  • Production techniques
  • Devising directing
  • Audition techniques
  • Publicity and marketing for the modern actor

What do I need to join?

Four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above. Learners aged over 19 without formal qualifications are welcome to apply.

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.

Maths & English

A key requirement for obtaining many jobs is to achieve a good standard of English and maths. Therefore learners that do not yet have a GCSE grade 4 (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.

Work Experience

There is a work placement opportunity and learners also participate in productions throughout the course.

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 acting, singing, dancing, 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.

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Course information last updated: Monday 6th April 2020 @ 7.30am (10 hours ago)

Full-time Prospectus

September 2020

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AvailabilityAll Full-time Further Education courses commence in September each year. If you can't find what you're looking for or require further assistance, please contact our Admission team 01453 761165 or email [email protected]

7th Sep 2020
Stroud Campus
7th Sep 2020
Stroud Campus

Enquire about L3 Performing and Production Arts 0800 0567 253 | [email protected]

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