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BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Performing Arts - Acting at Kingston College

Course description

The course covers all aspects of actor training. You will study a range of acting techniques from Stanislavski and Brecht to movement and voice, as well as skills for working on TV and Film. This is a practical course that is underpinned with theory and business skills. You will have the opportunity to become fully involved in the process of performance from directing and writing to critical evaluation.

Elements of this course aim to prepare you for film, television and radio work, as well as live theatre. The 90 Credit qualification is a core skills one year full-time course and is equivalent to 1.5 A-levels. The natural progression on successful completion is into a second year for completion of a full Extended Diploma onto either a Musical Theatre or Acting pathway; the Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A-levels. Some mature students however may choose to progress from the 90 Credit one year course directly into employment or alternative training.

The College has two fully equipped theatres: the ACT (Arthur Cotterell Theatre) and Studio 101, together with a TV studio and access to costume and make-up facilities. You will also benefit from being involved with the films and videos made by our students following the Media courses.

Course content

The course covers all aspects of performance training. You will study a range of acting techniques from Stanislavski and Brecht to improvisation and stand-up, as well as movement, voice, musical theatre and acting for film and TV. This is a practical course that is underpinned with theory and performing arts business skills.

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Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at grade C/4 or above or equivalent Level 2 qualification (Merit).

Profile must include GCSE English or Mathematics GCSE at grade C/4 or above.

Equivalent qualifications will be considered. Satisfactory reference, interview and audition.

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Future opportunities

Second year of a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts, further training or employment. A Gold application to our BA (Hons) Acting for Stage and Media or HNC/D pathways for over 18s subject to meeting entry requirements.

Further information

For more information please contact our Admissions Team on 020 8268 3073 or email


How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 09 October 2017
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    • The site at Kingston Hall Road is the College's main site and houses the Student Registry and Welfare departments as well as Deli KC and the ACT Theatre.  The Arena Sports facility and Arena Hair and Beauty are both attached to this building, which also houses the central administration facility for the College.