This is a highly practical course for students with an interest in drama and performance. Students’ skills are developed through programmes of workshops, seminars and studio performances, leading to showcase productions in The Northbrook Theatre. The College offers facilities unrivalled in the region including the 160 seat professional theatre, new studio theatre, ten rehearsal and dance studios and extensive production workshops.
Level 3 students study performance skills focusing on acting styles, physical theatre, improvisation, storytelling, voice, rehearsals, film and TV, Variety performance, audition techniques, arts business and historical context.
Students will be assessed through a range of assignments which include practical demonstrations and performances both in our theatre and at local venues which are, in turn, supported by written coursework to inform your practice.
If you have less that grade C/4 in GCSE English or Maths, you will also study that subject at college.
Uniform is comfortable blacks. For example: black t-shirt, black leotard, black tights/leggings, hoodie & joggers/tracksuit.
All students need a portable USB flash drive.
Northbrook Theatre T-shirts, hoodies, joggers and onesies are available to buy directly from the department but are not compulsory.
After 1 year at Level 3
you can achieve a University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 3 Diploma in Performing Arts.
This means you can apply for the Extended Diploma course (below).
After 2 years at Level 3
you can achieve a University of the Arts London (UAL) Extended Diploma in Performing Arts.
This is equivalent to 3 A Levels. This means you can apply for university level courses or seek work in industry. You could also apply to many other specialist courses at universities/drama schools. These have included Northbrook FdA degree in Acting and Contemporary Theatre Making, Middlesex University, East 15, Central School of Speech and Drama, Laines, Guildhall, Guildford, Birds College, Tiffany’s, Roehampton University. The qualification attracts 72, 120 and 168 UCAS tariff points for Pass, Merit and Distinction grades respectively.
See UCAS tariff point values for these qualifications
Funding & Financial Support
What Past Students Say
'I will be continuing my training at East 15 Acting school on the BA Acting Course which wouldn't have been possible without the help and support provided by the teachers here! My favorite moment at this college would have to be our final performance "Earthquakes in London" as it gave me a chance to challenge myself as an actor.'
'Next year I am going to be studying the BA Acting and Community Theatre course at East15 Acting School. I have really loved my time at Northbrook and I have met lots of really amazing people.'
'My next step for me will be studying an Acting BA at Falmouth University, Cornwall. I’ve had so much fun, gained confidence and made so many memories which will stay with me forever.'
'I am going to The Centre PAC to continue studying musical theatre and professional dance. This course has helped me in more ways than I ever thought possible, the teachers and people you meet are truly amazing. My favorite part of this course… I couldn’t choose one, it is a fantastic course!! I have enjoyed every second of it! I have made friends for life!'