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Performing Arts – L3 Applied General

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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 tailored to meet your skills and interests. As well as studying the Core Performing Arts modules, you also choose to specialise in two out of the following three disciplines: Acting, Musical Theatre or Dance.

Alternatively you can choose to study a Single Applied General in one of Acting, Musical Theatre or Dance. These all have separate course descriptions.

Studying the Applied General will develop the practical knowledge, skills and understanding you need to prepare for their chosen career.

Course Modules

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

  • Contemporary Theatre Performance
  • Performance Workshop
  • Performing Arts Business
  • Historical Context of Performance
  • Performing to an Audience
  • Rehearsing for Performance

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


  • The Principles of Acting
  • Physical Theatre
  • Audio Performance Acting
  • Applying Acting Styles
  • Drama Improvisation
  • Auditions for Actors

Musical Theatre

  • Developing Voice for the Actor
  • Musical Theatre Performance
  • Singing Skills for Actors and Dancers
  • Storytelling for Performance
  • Variety Performance


  • Developing Contemporary Dance Techniques
  • Jazz Dance
  • Dance Performance
  • Dance Appreciation
  • Choreographing Dance


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