SGS College | Be Outstanding



L3 Dance - UAL Diploma in Performing & Production Arts Level 3 | Diploma in Performing and Production Arts

Course information Availability Enquire

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 Performing Arts at SGS College


The course considers and explores a variety of dance styles and performance techniques. The course has a strong emphasis on a practical approach to studying dance, and learners participate in a wide variety of technique classes, productions, workshops and performance projects.

  • Jazz technique and performance
  • Ballet technique and performance
  • Commercial and urban technique and performance
  • Contemporary technique and performance
  • Choreography
  • Site-specific performance
  • Physical theatre
  • Large-scale performance projects

You will perform in three productions each year at our theatres and other touring venues. The SGS Performing Arts department has excellent facilities, including the 250-seat Olympus theatre, the 80-seat Studio 22 theatre, tech theatre workshops, 4 dance studios, 6 drama studios, singing studios, costume and prop stores and full technical facilities and support.

What do I need to join?

4 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English, or 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.

You will be required to attend a practical audition workshop and take part in an interview for the course.

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 has even shown areas of growth in the present economic climate.

Work Experience

There is a work experience requirement linked to your programme and all students will complete industry-related placements.

What can I do next?

You will be prepared for higher education courses at dance schools, universities or for our FdA in Dance taught at the Bristol Institute of Performing Arts, WISE Campus.

What are my career options?

Employment within the performing arts industry, teaching, freelance work or arts administration.

Apply for this course

Course information last updated: Friday 3rd April 2020 @ 7.30am (1 hour ago)

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
WISE Campus
7th Sep 2020
WISE Campus

Enquire about L3 Dance - UAL Diploma in Performing & Production Arts 0800 0567 253 | [email protected]

Back to top

How old are you?