To start on this course you need:
At least 4 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, preferably including English and maths
a relevant Level 2 qualification, including English and maths requirements.
Applicants are auditioned.
(If you will not have the above qualifications, you may be able to start by doing a year on the Level 2 course in Performance, before applying to move on to this Level 3 course.)
If English is not your first language, please click here for IELTS requirements.
The course is delivered in the facilities surrounding the Northbrook Theatre, including the new studio theatre, ten dance and rehearsal studios, make-up and costume workshops and extensive production facilities. It provides an excellent stepping stone on to higher level courses and a career in the profession.
Students study a range of performance skills including: musical theatre, rehearsing, voice and singing techniques, actor training, physical theatre, contemporary dance, choreography and jazz.
Students will be assessed through a range of assignments which include practical demonstrations and performances which are, in turn, supported by written coursework to support their practice. There are no exams.
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. Ballet shoes are also required, along with tap shoes, ballet tights, New Yorkers (female students only).
All students need 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
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
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. Students also apply to many other specialist courses at universities/drama schools. These have included Northbrook FdA Degree Musical Theatre, Mountview, East 15, Central School of Speech and Drama, Guildhall, Arts Ed, Guildford, Birds College, Tiffany’s and LIPA. 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