UAL Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Performing Arts

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Start September 2018
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Length 2 Years
Site West Durrington Campus Map
Attendance Full time
Course Code FFDSPA

About this Course

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Acting Pathway


An exciting course that builds and reinforces the high standard of theatre performance at the College and in the local area and features a range of performance opportunities.


  • Rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted
  • 100% Teaching & Learning Satisfaction

 

Entry Requirements

To start on this course you need:


At least 4 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, preferably including English or maths

or
a relevant Level 2 qualification, including English and Maths requirements.


You will be asked to perform a 1-2 minute monologue at interview.


(If you will not have the above qualifications, you may be able to start by doing a year on the Level 2 Performance course instead.) Click here for the Level 2 course


If English is not your first language, please click here for IELTS requirements.

Course Content

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.

Progression/Career Path

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

Age 16-17 starters -You will not have to pay fees on condition you are still under 19 on 31st August in each year of the course.


Age 18+ starters - Some students may have to pay for part of their course. More information»


Click here for further information on financial support»

What Past Students Say

Jake Reid


'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.'


Poppy Easter-Davies


'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.'


Jamie Cranfield


'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.'


Aimee Hyam


'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!'

Applications

Apply online or complete the application form obtainable from the College and send it to:

FREEPOST RTKJ-USRT-ARLX
Admissions Office
Northbrook Metropolitan College
Littlehampton Road
Worthing
West Sussex
BN12 6NU

Click here for more information about how to apply and to download an application form

Entry Requirements

To start on this course you need:


At least 4 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, preferably including English or maths

or
a relevant Level 2 qualification, including English and Maths requirements.


You will be asked to perform a 1-2 minute monologue at interview.


(If you will not have the above qualifications, you may be able to start by doing a year on the Level 2 Performance course instead.) Click here for the Level 2 course


If English is not your first language, please click here for IELTS requirements.

Course Content

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.

Progression/Career Path

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

Age 16-17 starters -You will not have to pay fees on condition you are still under 19 on 31st August in each year of the course.


Age 18+ starters - Some students may have to pay for part of their course. More information»


Click here for further information on financial support»

What Past Students Say

Jake Reid


'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.'


Poppy Easter-Davies


'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.'


Jamie Cranfield


'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.'


Aimee Hyam


'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!'

Applications

Apply online or complete the application form obtainable from the College and send it to:

FREEPOST RTKJ-USRT-ARLX
Admissions Office
Northbrook Metropolitan College
Littlehampton Road
Worthing
West Sussex
BN12 6NU

Click here for more information about how to apply and to download an application form