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Performing Arts Acting L3 Ext Diploma at North Lindsey College

Course description

The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts is a two year programme or a one year progression course from Level 3 (90 Credit) Diploma in Performing Arts. It will give you the opportunity to gain the qualifications, skills and experience needed to progress to a career in the performing arts industry. By focusing on the practical application of acting skills through a series of professionally realistic, public performance projects, you will practise the skills needed in this highly exciting and competitive industry. Learners will study 18 units which focus on preparing you for further training, employment and Higher Education within the performing arts industry. You will be given extensive support in planning for your future career and training and preparation for auditions and interviews. The Level 3 Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A Levels.

Course content

You will develop acting and performance skills through a mixture of skills, lessons and practical performance projects. Sessions will focus on the fundamental acting skills: acting technique, voice and movement. In order to gain a true understanding of the skills you will be developing, you will be involved in public performances in a range of performance areas throughout the year. 

- Units will include:
- Performance Workshop
- Performance to an Audience
- Performing Arts Business
- Devising Plays
- Classical Theatre
- Theatre in Education
- Theatre for Children
- Variety Performance 
- Drama Improvisation 
- Acting Auditions
- Applying Acting Styles
- The Historical Context of Performance

Students who have already achieved the Level 3 (90 Credit) Diploma in Performing Arts (Acting) will have completed 9 of the 18 units.

Entry requirements

- 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C including English and Maths or
- Successful completion of a Level 3 (90 Credit) Diploma in Performing Arts meeting your personal targets or
- Successful completion of a Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts meeting your personal targets
- A satisfactory reference


Your progress will be measured in a number of ways including practical projects, written assignments and internal assessment throughout the course. You will receive both verbal and written feedback for assignments and projects along with grading of your work. Assessment is monitored by an internal verifier and you may be required to submit work to an external verifier from the examining body. GCSEs will be assessed by an examination.

Future opportunities

You could progress onto university or specialist colleges on performance-related degree courses. Some students use the Extended Diploma as a direct step into the performing arts industry as well as for career opportunities available in education and community projects.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Lindsey College directly.

Last updated date: 09 May 2016

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