Is this the course for you?
The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing and Production Arts is a stimulating, advanced and demanding qualification designed to allow you to explore, develop and test your creativity, and gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of performing arts as a collaborative activity. Building upon the knowledge, skills, and techniques you developed on the Level 3 Diploma, this qualification is the equivalent of 3 A levels, so is perfect for those of you looking to progress directly to Higher Education.
Through collaborative learning and immersive study, you will take your performance and production skills to the next level, while continuing to learn how to use your body and voice in performance, engage with elements of design and technology, and entertain and inform your audience. This course will develop your skills in the use of voice and vocal manipulation, dance and movement, theatre and mime, text and dialogue, mask design and use, design for performance (including sets, costumes and lights), and technical management. The Level 3 Extended Diploma will also provide you with the opportunity to explore specialist study and context.
More than just developing your technical and creative skills, you will also gain a deeper knowledge of the theories and principles of performing arts, increase your understanding of the industry as a whole, and develop the confidence and skills you'll need to succeed in real-world auditions and interviews. You will learn about professional practice standards, critical and contextual awareness, and the expectations of the professional world of performance and production.
So, whether your future lies on stage or screen, behind the scenes or in-front of an audience, or in performing or producing, the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing and Production Arts can help set the stage for your future career journey, and fully prepare you for a life in the performing arts.
Performing Arts at Lambeth College in numbers
- 32 theatre visits
- 16 performances
- 9 visiting companies and workshops
- 8 external events and workshops
- 8 students with university offers
- 5 programmes undertaken by students
- 4 major projects
- 3 conservatoire offers (so far)
- 2 industry professional tutors
- 1 Open Door recipient
What modules will you do?
You will develop skills, techniques, and knowledge in areas that can include:
- Principles of performance
- Engaging with an audience
- Introduction to professional practice
- Critical and contextual awareness
- Production skills and context
- Performance skills and context
- Preparation for specialist study
- Collaborative performance project
- Developing performance and production skills
- Preparing for progression
- Exploration of specialist study and context
- Extended project
What do you need to apply?
- 4 GCSE qualifications at grades A*-C or 9-4, including English Language
- Level 2 vocational qualification and a Level 2 English qualification
Additional information: You will have a review of your portfolio and ideally show some moderate success in the subject area
All Learners need 2 black T-shirts and 2 black jogging bottoms to take part in practical sessions, notebooks, pens/pencils, highlighters, jazz shoes, hairbands, set textbook (to be indicated in week 1).
How will you be assessed?
You will be assessed by a combination of assignments, course work, observation of practical workshops, and a final project.
Where can this course take you?
This course can lead directly to employment in a number of performance and production-based roles in a variety of performing arts environments, or provide a direct route to Higher Education. Careers that could become open to you include theatre actor, screen actor, model, live performance dancer, dancer for tv/film, circus performer, drama therapist, director, scriptwriter, stage manager, front of house manager, producer, independent artist, and voice actor/coach.
After successfully passing the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing and Production Arts, you may wish to consider progressing to Higher Education, with one of the following courses available at London South Bank University (additional qualifications may be required):
- Drama and Applied Theatre BA (Hons)
- Drama and Performance BA (Hons)