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Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Performing and Production Arts

The Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Performing and Production Arts are designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to access and progress to degree level study or employment in the performing arts.

They provide an opportunity for those who have an interest in the performing arts to explore, develop and test their creativity within a qualification structure which is stimulating, demanding and provides a supportive transition from general to more specialised study.

Please read the UAL Awarding Body statements of purpose for these qualifications:

Statement of purpose - Level 3 Diploma in Performing and Production Arts (PDF 166KB)

Statement of purpose - Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing and Production Arts (PDF 319KB)

Contact

To find out more about the academic content of this qualification please contact academic.awarding@arts.ac.uk.

For all non-academic enquires please chose an appropriate department via our Contact Us page.

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The extended project in action - Performing & Production Arts

Qualifications at a glance

Diploma

  • Level - 3
  • Units - 8
  • TQT (hours) - 1,040
  • GLH - 600
  • Typical course duration - 1 year
  • UCAS points (Pass/Merit/Distinction) - 36/60/84
  • QAN - 601/1780/1
  • Typical progression - Acting, musical theatre, set design, dance

Extended Diploma

  • Level - 3
  • Units - 13
  • TQT (hours) - 2,030
  • GLH - 1,140
  • Typical course duration - 2 years
  • UCAS points (Pass/Merit/Distinction) - 72/120/168
  • QAN - 601/1790/4
  • Typical progression - Acting, musical theatre, set design, dance

Specification and documents

Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Performing & Production Arts specification (PDF 1.4MB)

Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Performing & Production Arts specification - Welsh specification (PDF 1.3MB)

Level 3 Diploma Grade Criteria Exemplification Matrix (PDF 115KB)

Level 3 Extended Diploma Grade Criteria Exemplification Matrix (PDF 122KB)

Stakeholder support

This qualification has been developed in collaboration with subject practitioners and further education colleges to ensure that it provides learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to prepare learners for employment and/or support a role in the workplace.

Letters of support for this qualification are available on request by emailing qualdev.awarding@arts.ac.uk.

Working with us

Interested in delivering the UAL Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Performing & Production Arts?

Visit the Working with us page for information on the approval process for new and existing centres.