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Performing Arts (Acting) L3 Subsidiary Diploma at North Lindsey College

Course description

This courses shows you what it takes to turn natural talent into a career and make dreams of performing on stage or film and television a reality. The Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Performing Arts (Acting) is a one year course with the qualification being equivalent to one A Level. 
This highly practical course has a strong emphasis on preparing you for the professional performance industry. You will participate in a variety of units all designed to enhance and develop your natural acting ability. The skills developed in these units are then applied to many public theatre performances throughout the year. The performing projects are designed to be a realistic experience of the theatre profession and will prepare you for higher education or a range of work opportunities in the industry.

This course is suitable to be taken in conjunction with an AS Level qualification.

Course content

The course is 80% practical and is specifically designed to be at the cutting edge of current trends in theatre, film & television. 
You will study and put into practice various styles of acting, such as Stanislavski, method acting, Brectian theatre, physical theatre, pantomime, classical theatre, contemporary theatre, improvisation technique and voice production: Everything you need to put you on the road to becoming a professional actor and/or creative artist.

Entry requirements

- 5 GCSEs at grades A* - C
- An audition consisting of a 2 - 3 minute monologue of your choice, taking part in a workshop and interview
- A satisfactory reference
- Students who have successfully achieved a First Diploma qualification and have met their personal targets are also eligible for the course. 


Your work will be assessed by your tutors, and you will be graded at pass, merit or distinction against the grading criteria that make up the units that you will be studying. You will be given vocational assignments by your tutors that will allow us to assess your work for particular units. In this way, you will be expected to produce the same high standard of work that would be expected of you in the industry that you are training to work in. GCSEs and A Levels will be assessed by an examination.

Future opportunities

Students who successfully completed the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma are eligible to apply for the Level 3 Diploma, which will require an additional year of study. Professional guidance is given on entry into university, drama school, theatre management, teaching or launching you straight into the industry with advice given regarding acquiring a theatrical agent.

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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