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Acting Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma at Wigan & Leigh College

Course description

Do you have a love for drama? Is your dream to work in theatre, television or film? Have you got lots of energy, imagination and a story to tell? If so the stage is set for you to start working towards your chosen career.

Course content

This is an exciting, practical-based course that will give you the opportunity to learn peerformance skills and styles. You will work in our specialist facilities and produce both small and large scale projects taking on the role of physical theatre performer, actor, director or a member of the technical production team. You will watch professional shows, take part in workhop, write scripts, design costumes, build sets, create music and lights and much more.

Entry requirements


A minimum of 5 A*-C/ 9-4 GCSE subjects or equivalent including maths or English

You will also need to successfully pass an audition audition.


You will be set exciting tasks for a series of work related projects, assessed by tutors and external examiners. The majority of these will be practical, others will involve project journals and performance reviews.

Financial information

Courses are free for 16-19 year olds. For further information contact our Student Services team on 01942 761609.

Future opportunities

Higher National Diploma in Performance at the College. Alternatively you could choose to study a variety of performance courses at university.

Further information

You will gain experience for employment in the entertainment industry. You will develop self-confidence, group-working, and organisational skills that are transferable to every business.

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: 23 October 2017

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