16-18 Year Olds


This course provides an excellent and varied programme giving access to Higher Education or to a wide variety of Performing Arts careers. You will develop skills, knowledge and understanding in Performing and Production Arts and apply your learning in a practical and professional way. If you have a passion for performing or production and who enjoys learning in a practical and energetic environment. If you enjoy group work and want to improve your confidence, vocal, dance, directing and acting skills as well as finding out more about the performing Arts industry, this is the course for you.

Entry Requirements

You will need to achieve;

• A minimum of 5 GCSEs Grade 4 and above – including English or Maths
• A Level 2 qualification (e.g. BTEC Level 2 Diploma) at Merit grade or above in a creative field. Including Maths or English at grade 4 or above.

Following your application to study this course you will be invited to attend an admissions interview with a member of the teaching team to discuss the course and its requirements further.


You will study a total of twelve units throughout the two academic years for the UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma

Unit 1 Principles of Performance
Unit 2 Engaging with an Audience
Unit 3 Introduction to Professional Practice
Unit 4 Critical and Contextual Awareness
Unit 5 Production Skills and Context
Unit 6 Performance Skills and Context
Unit 7 Preparation for Specialist Study
Unit 8 Collaborative Performance Project
Unit 9 Developing Performance and Production Skills
Unit 10 Preparing for Progression
Unit 11 Exploration of Specialist study and Context
Unit 12 Extended Project


UAL Extended Diploma in Performing and Production Arts units are assessed through project and assignment work. There are no external examinations. Each unit is graded Pass, Merit, Distinction or and then an overall grade of Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* is awarded on completion.

GCSE and Functional Skills qualifications are assessed through external examination.

Awarding body

University of Arts London (UAL)


The UAL Extended Diploma in Performing and Production Arts is equivalent to three A Levels and can attract a maximum of 168 UCAS points.

• You may progress into Higher Education to undertake a Degree in Performing Arts or a Performing Arts related subject
• The UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma is also valued by employers and can lead to career opportunities in the performing arts industry such as an actor/actress, performer, theatre and back stage support, or dancer.

Additional information

Additional help and support is available to you should you require it and you can discuss this further at your admissions interview.

Further Information

For further information, advice and guidance call The Learner Experience Team on 01625 410062.

Duration and Times

Start date: 01/09/2021

End date: 24/06/2022

Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Days of week: TBA

Number of Weeks: 35

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