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Performing Arts Level 3 Extended Diploma at Coleg y Cymoedd

Course description

The Diploma in Performing Arts is a 1-year three AS Level equivalent course. This course is designed for those interested in acting, dance, and singing. It offers the chance to study for a nationally recognised Performing Arts qualification, which will allow you to develop a range of skills required for performance in the medium of theatre.

Regular visits to productions are undertaken. The course introduces a range of performance disciplines, which enables you to make a choice of a specialist pathway.

Course content

The course is made up of eighteen units - five core units, which everyone takes, and specialist units.

Core Units: Performance Workshop; Performing Art; Performing Arts Business and Rehearsing Performing to an Audience.

Specialist Units include: Devising; Acting 1 & 2; Drama Improvisation; Theatre for Children; Contemporary Theatre Performance; Performing with Masks; Scriptwriting; Movement; Dance; Singing and Voice.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE’s at grades A*-C including English and Maths with AS Level Drama A*-C, or a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in a creative related subject.

You will be invited to attend an interview with a portfolio of your art/ design work. You will also be required to undertake an initial assessment in literacy and numeracy to establish any support required.


There is continuous assessment throughout the course for practical and written assignments. All units are internally assessed and externally moderated. On successful completion of this qualification an overall grade is given of Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Financial information

FT Registration Fee - £20.00

Future opportunities

Diplomas are valued by employers and higher education Institutes, (Universities and colleges) On successful completion of this course you could further your studies with a higher education course or employment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Coleg y Cymoedd directly.

Last updated date: 25 October 2016
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