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Acting Level 3 Extended Diploma at North Hertfordshire College

Course description

Performing arts: you’ll develop knowledge and ability in acting, directing, script writing, musical theatre and backstage management. In terms of production, you’ll develop an understanding of lighting, sound, set construction and stage management. You’ll also look at performing arts in historical contexts, performing arts businesses, theatre for children and site specific performances.

Course content

Through this course you’ll learn about:

  • Principles of performance
  • Critical and contextual awareness
  • Engaging with an audience
  • Production skills and context
  • Professional practice
  • Performance skills and context

Entry requirements

  • Four GCSEs at grade C or above including English; or,
  • Four GSCEs at grade C or above, plus functional skills level 1 English;
  • A level 2 qualification in a relevant subject area, passed with a merit or distinction grade - plus English GCSE grade C or above, or functional skills level 2 English.


This course is assessed through assignments and projects - including a substantial final project at the end of the year. You’ll only sit exams if you’re also doing maths or English GCSE or functional skills.

Financial information

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Future opportunities

Having successfully completed this course, you’ll be able to progress to:

  • Higher level courses including HNDs
  • University
  • Apprenticeships
  • Paid employment in the sector
  • Dance school.

Further information

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Hertfordshire College directly.

Last updated date: 18 October 2017
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