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Level 3

Performance & Production Arts | UAL Diploma/Extended Diploma in Theatre Technology & Event Production | Level 3


This course covers a range of theatre arts disciplines, both performance-based and behind-the-scenes in production. You can opt to focus on either performance subjects (acting, dance, singing) or production subjects(lighting, sound, set design). If you are still deciding whether you prefer performance or production, you can opt to mix and match the course units and gain a general qualification. This will allow you to specialise further down the line in your studies.

The College offers facilities unrivalled in the region, including a 160-seat professional theatre, high specification rehearsal and dance studios, and extensive production workshops. This practical course will teach you how to plan and rig the lighting, sound and projection systems for plays, musicals, gigs and festivals. Our main and studio theatres are equipped with industry-standard lighting boards, sound mixing desks and professional software. The live shows performed by our acting and music students provide an ideal environment to train for technical and stage management roles in a range of formats. Students’ skills are developed through practical workshops, seminars and studio performances.

This course can be studied over two years, you will study for the Diploma in the first year, and on successful completion, the Extended Diploma in the second year.

Key features of this course:

  • Very inclusive and flexible course
  • Explore both performance and production arts
  • Professional rehearsal and theatre facilities on campus with industry standard technology
  • Expert tutors with professional experience
  • Learn in a creative environment at a dedicated arts campus


To join this Level 3 course, you should have at least 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, preferably including English and maths. If you do not have the above grades, you can start on one of the MET’s Level 2 courses.

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Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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