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Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Performing & Production Arts

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The Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Performing & 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 1MB)

Statement of purpose - Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing and Production Arts (PDF 1MB)

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 V3.2 (PDF 607KB)

Centre handbook (PDF 419KB)

Level 3 Grade Criteria Exemplification Matrix V1.0 (PDF 208KB)

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.

The following organisations have provided letters of support for this qualification:

Arts University Bournemouth - letter of support (PDF 36 KB)

Central Saint Martins Drama Centre - letter of support (PDF 33 KB)

Hereford College of Arts - letter of support (PDF 1.5 MB)

Wimbledon College of Arts - letter of support (PDF 42 KB)

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