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Level 1 Diploma in Music, Performance & Production Arts UAL (for students aged 14-16) at Wakefield College

Course description

This Acting programme, at Mechanics Performing Arts is for students who wish to study in a lively and challenging environment. As Acting students, you will have the opportunity to explore, develop and test your creativity within a qualification structure which is stimulating, demanding and provides a supportive transition into higher level study or employment in the performing arts industry. There will be a wide range of opportunities for you to perform in our professional theatre, alongside chances to attend professional performances in both regional and national venues. You will be taught by industry experienced tutors alongside visiting professionals working within the industry.

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What you will study

Level 1 (Music, Performance & Production Arts)

Acting Skills
Dance Skills
Music Performance Skills
Preparing Performing Arts Work
Presenting Performing arts Work

How you will learn

This course is a practical, work related course with academic and theoretical exploration throughout. You will develop through completing assignments and projects based on the realistic industrial activities and demands of acting. You’ll have the opportunity to show your work in a number of public performances and will also get the chance to perform in the performing arts festival at Wakefield College. 

Entry requirements

Predicted GCSE grades 3-9 in 3 subjects  A genuine interest and passion for the subject/profession
A good reference from Head of Year 10 or Headteacher


Through performances, practical and theoretical project-based work.

Financial information

Please contact the School Partnerships Team for details: Tel - 01924 789742 or by email:

Future opportunities

Further study

If you complete the course with an appropriate pass grade with maths and English you can progress through the levels.

HND Theatre, offered by Wakefield College, or degrees in acting, drama, theatre arts or performing arts at other Universities. Vocational courses at drama schools.

Career Opportunities

You may find work within a wide range of performing arts roles such as actor, performer, playwright, director, community arts worker, teacher, entrepreneur.

Further information

If you require further information School staff should contact the School Partnerships Team on 01924 789742.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 May 2019
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    • The Waterton Building (Postcode WF1 2EW)

      Situated less than a mile from Wakefield Westgate Train station and the main College campus, the Waterton Building houses the Performing Arts provision at Wakefield College. With over £1m spent in 2012 on this facility, the Waterton Building offers performance space, dance and drama studios and classrooms, plus industry standard equipment and facilities for our students.

      The pinnacle of the building is the superb new professional 220 seat theatre venue.