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Drama & Performance – L3 Applied General

Single | Triple

Special Entry Requirements

In addition to the level 3 Applied General entry requirements, a keen interest and passion for performing arts are essential to succeed on this course. Previous experience in acting, singing or dancing would be advantageous.

Course Introduction

The Triple is a full-time course that focuses on making you an all-round, experienced performer in Acting, Musical Theatre and Dance – preparing you for all aspects of the industry.

Alternatively, you can choose to study a Single Applied General in Performing Arts. The modules for the Single are wide-ranging and performance based; there are no Dance modules on the Single.

Studying the Applied General will develop the practical knowledge, skills and understanding needed to prepare for your chosen career.

Preparing for Drama & Performing Arts

We have created transition packs on the website to show you the kind of work you will be doing at level 3 and help you prepare for September.

Drama & Performing Arts transition pack

If you have any questions about the course, please email

Course Modules

All students on the Extended Diploma will study the yearlong core units of:

  • Performance Preparation (Prepares learners for performance by developing understanding of various styles and exploring skills required for auditions)
  • Planning for a Career (Professional work experience with opportunities to align/link their overarching career aims with the opportunities provided within the course)
  • Final Production (Refine skills and take ownership of an entire process of production)

The specialist subject blocks will follow a range of units typically including some of the following:


  • Approaches to Acting
  • Comedy Drama in Performance
  • Audition Techniques
  • Theatre in Education
  • Elizabethan Theatre
  • Physical Theatre

Musical Theatre

  • Vocal Techniques
  • Musical Theatre Performance
  • Collaborative Cross Arts
  • Music in Theatre
  • Ensemble Music Performance
  • Solo Music Performance


  • Dance Fitness
  • Dance in the Community
  • Global Dance Styles
  • Ensemble Dance Performance
  • Dance Technique and Performance
  • Choreography

**students do not need to be experienced dancers or singers to be highly successful on this course**


This course is 100% coursework. You will learn and be assessed on the course by a series of practical assignments as well as some handwritten work. The course aims to be as hands-on as possible with opportunities to utilise and develop students’ talents. Teamwork is an essential part of the course as it would be in a real theatre environment.

Career Opportunities

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Career Opportunities