Performing Arts: Level 3 UAL Extended Diploma at NESCOT
Nescot USR offers a unique and challenging training experience for creative, aspiring performers.
Our work is underpinned with a dedication to create work that is physically daring, emotionally engaging and visually stunning. Here you will learn skills such as physical theatre, contemporary dance, vocal & singing techniques and master the art of acting. We place emphasis on the practical application of these techniques and apply them in a range of performances, practical projects and productions.
You will widen your knowledge of the industry by working with professional companies, attending performances and working from live industry related assignment briefs.
You will be taught by experienced teachers and industry professionals in purpose built fully equipped studios, theatres and classrooms.
Working as a company with a professional ethos, you will receive teaching in a broad range of specialist units that make up the Level 3 Extended Diploma, examples of units studied are Dance Performance, Singing Skills for Actors and Dancers and Contemporary Theatre Performance. You will acquire a variety of techniques that will challenge and enable you to develop your own style in preparation for higher education and a career within the industry.
4 GCSEs at C or above including English or Level 2 Diploma at Merit plus English and maths.
You will also be asked to attend an audition where you will be required to perform a rehearsed scripted monologue, dance or song.
You may want to progress to higher education in a specialist BA (Hons) or a Higher National programme in Performing Arts at Nescot or in a University or College of Higher Education. Alternatively you may progress into jobs in the Performing Arts in areas such as undertaking session work for musicians, band work, dancing contracts on cruise ships and in clubs, entertainment staff at holiday camps, front of house, box office and marketing work in local theatres.
Potential career routes in the Performing Arts industry:
- Acting performance
- Arts administration
- Box office and front of house in theatres
- Classical theatre
- Communications industry
- Costume and props technicians
- Dance performance
- Entertainment at holiday camps
- Event management
- Journalist (arts)
- Performance on cruise ships
- Script writers
- Stage & lighting technician
- Stage combat
- Vocal performance
Equipment: Students are required to wear Nescot performing arts standard uniform which includes black t-shirt and joggers/leggings. The fee for this uniform is approximately £40 and can be ordered at Nescot during enrolment.
Visits: Enrichment visits will be arranged throughout the programme and will cost in total for the year between £50 - £100.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact NESCOT directly.