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Performing Arts Musical Theatre UAL Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma at Northbrook College Sussex

Course description

An exciting course that builds and reinforces the high standard of Musical Theatre at the College and in the local area. The course combines dance, singing and drama - allowing the students to follow specialised pathways or to develop their skills more broadly - and features a range of showcase opportunities.

  • Rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted
  • 100% Achievement Rate

Course content

The course is delivered in the fine facilities surrounding the Northbrook Theatre, including the new studio theatre, ten dance and rehearsal studios, make-up and costume workshops and extensive production facilities. It provides an excellent stepping stone onto higher level courses and a career in the profession.

Students study a range of performance skills including: musical theatre, rehearsing, voice and singing techniques, actor training, physical theatre, contemporary dance, choreography and jazz.

Students will be assessed through a range of assignments which include practical demonstrations and performances which are, in turn, supported by written coursework to support their practice. There are no exams.

If you have less that grade C in GCSE English or Maths, you will also study that subject at college.

Uniform is comfortable blacks. For example: black t-shirt, black leotard, black tights/leggings, hoodie & joggers/tracksuit. Ballet shoes are also required, along with tap shoes, ballet tights, New Yorkers (female students only).

All students need portable USB flash drive.

Northbrook Theatre T-shirts, Hoodies, Joggers and onesies are available to buy directly from the department but are not compulsory.

Entry requirements

To start on this course you need:

4 GCSEs at grades A* to C including either English or Maths (if you have A* to C in English, your Maths grade must be minimum D - or vice versa) 
a relevant Level 2 qualification, including English and Maths requirements.

Applicants are auditioned.

(If you will not have the above qualifications, you may be able to start by doing a year on the Level 2 course in Performance, before applying to move on to this Level 3 course.)

Future opportunities

After 1 year you can achieve a University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 3 Diploma in Performing Arts. This means you can apply for the Extended Diploma course (below).

After 2 years you can achieve a University of the Arts London (UAL) Extended Diploma in Performing Arts.

This is equivalent to 3 A Levels. This means you can apply for university level courses or seek work in industry. Students also apply to many other specialist courses at universities/drama schools. These have included Northbrook FdA Degree Musical Theatre, Mountview, East 15, Central School of Speech and Drama, Guildhall, Arts Ed, Guildford, Birds College, Tiffany’s and LIPA. The qualification attracts 180, 280 and 420 UCAS tariff points for Pass, Merit and Distinction grades respectively.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Northbrook College Sussex directly.

Last updated date: 10 May 2016
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