University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 3 Ext Diploma in Production & Performing Arts

  • Course type: UAL Level 3 Ext Diploma
  • Awarding/exam body: University of the Arts London



This course encompasses a very wide range of opportunities and will be tailored to fit the requirements of the students who enrol. Students on the UAL Performing & Production Arts course will work in our professional standard performance and rehearsal spaces including the Music Recording Studio and Dance Studio.

In the first year of the course you will develop your performance technique across the art forms through participation in music, acting and dance workshops and share your work with live audiences. In the second year you will participate in two productions including a full-scale musical. You will experience live theatre, music and dance performances in professional venues.

  • Course units...

    YEAR 1

    Unit 1: Principles of Performance

    Unit 2: Engaging with an Audience

    Unit 3: Introduction to Professional Practice

    Unit 4: Critical and Contextual Performance

    Unit 5: Production Skills and Context

    Unit 6: Performance Skills and Context

    Unit 7: Preparation for Specialist Study

    Unit 8: Collaborative Performance Project


    YEAR 2

    Unit 9: Developing Performance and Production Skills

    Unit 10: Preparing for Progression

    Unit 11: Exploration of Specialist Study and Context

    And an Extended Project on a subject of your choice.

  • Course assessment...

    You will be assessed on your practical performances in productions performed to a live audience and through your reflection on this work in the form of log books or journals.

  • This course can lead to...

    A wide variety of careers in the theatre world including working as an actor, musician or dancer and the opportunity to progress to university or to go Drama or Dance School or to study Music at a Conservatoire.

  • Course highlights...

    • Past theatre trips include; Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre and The Lion King.
    • Performance opportunities within and outside of college at local arts centres and theatres – previous groups have taken wok to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
    • Professional workshops and Industry information including audition and CV skills.
    • Networking opportunities with casting agencies and professionals within the arts industry (music producers, choreographers, actors, directors etc).

  • Entry requirements...

    In addition to our Programme Entry Requirements, applicants must also meet specific Course Entry Requirements:

    Grade C in English Language or English Literature and Grade C in GCSE Music, Dance, Drama or Expressive Arts OR
    Grade C in English Language or English Literature and Pass in BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts OR
    Grade C in English Language or English Literature and appropriate experience in music, dance or drama performance.

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