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Performing Arts UAL Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma at Northbrook College Sussex

Course description

This is a highly practical course for lively and committed 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. There are no exams.


If you have less that grade C 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.

Course content

This is a highly practical course for lively and committed 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. There are no exams.


If you have less that grade C 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.

Entry requirements

To start on this course you need:


Either
4 GCSEs at grades A* to C including either English or Maths (if you have A* to C in English, your Maths grade must be minimum D - or vice versa) 
or
a relevant Level 2 qualification, including English and Maths requirements.


Applicants are auditioned.

Future opportunities

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 180, 280 and 420 UCAS tariff points for Pass, Merit and Distinction grades respectively.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Northbrook College Sussex directly.

Last updated date: 10 May 2016
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