L3 Extended Diploma in Performing and Production Arts – September 2024

Funding information: Free For Eligible 16-18 year olds and First Full L3 for 19-23 year olds. Adult Learner Loans available, course costs apply.
Duration: 2 years
Attendance: Full-time Provision

Course Overview

The courses are suited to those with an appetite to develop skills and knowledge in all areas of the performing arts. As a performing arts student you’ll have access to our bespoke facilities including an in-house studio theatre, private dance space and costume and props store.

All of our staff come from a professional performing arts background so they can help you develop the skills needed for a career in this competitive industry.

Course Content

You will develop skills in acting, dance and singing/vocal work. You will study a number of key units including:

  • Principles of performance
  • Engaging with an audience
  • Introduction to professional practice
  • Critical and contextual awareness
  • Production skills and context
  • Performance skills and context
  • Preparation for specialist study and Collaborative performance project

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above – must include English, Maths and a creative subject (extracurricular performing arts experience will be considered). You will also take part in a group audition workshop, showing your performance skills and passion for performing arts (acting/movement/vocal). *Applicants without grade 4 in maths may be considered if a high standard of skills is demonstrated at audition*

Assessment Methods

  • Practical assignments
  • written assignments


This course is the ideal starting point if you want to progress to employment or university level study/further performance studies.