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

Course description

All the world’s a stage according to Shakespeare, and we’re all actors. This course 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 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts – Acting is a two year course with the qualification being equivalent to three A Levels. It is ideal for those wishing to progress to university or drama school. Students with a Level 3 (90 Credit) Diploma can also top up with a further year of study to an Extended Diploma.
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. 

Course content

The course is 80% practical and is specifically designed to be at the cutting edge of current trends in theatre, film and 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 A* – C 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
- An audition consisting of performing a 2 – 3 minute monologue of your choice
- Taking part in a workshop
- An interview
- 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. Functional skills, GCSEs and A Levels will be assessed by an examination.

Future opportunities

Professional guidance is given on entry into university, drama school, theatre management, the teaching profession 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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