Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Performing Arts

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Course Specifics

Performing Arts
Level 3
16-18 School Leavers
1 year
Interview Required:
Age 16-18 Cost:
No cost
Age 19 or Over:
Funding Assisted:
Yes - If it's your first full Level 3 and you're aged 19-23 your course is funded otherwise Advanced learner loans are available
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Course overview

You will study a number of key units including:

  • Performing to an Audience
  • Principles of Acting
  • Musical Theatre Performance
  • Dance Performance
  • TV and Film Acting.

Who is this course for?

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.

Entry qualifications

Ideally you will have achieved 4 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English.

What other experience will I gain?

We have excellent facilities in this creative field to help you hone your skills and express your creativity. Our tutors have years of experience in their chosen field too so they can point you in the right direction when looking for employment or setting up your own business. We even have our own creative studios on-site called West Studios which houses a wide range of practicing creative businesses. The course also offers many exciting performance opportunities ranging from pantomimes and plays, to our annual musical theatre production at the Pomegranate theatre. All of these performances will help to build your confidence, enhance your skills and prepare you to become a professional performer after you finish your course.

Where will this lead?

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

What are my career options?
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