Performing Arts courses
Our industry experienced lecturers and outstanding facilities will give you a head start in forging an exciting career in the performing arts industry.
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Performing Arts (acting pathway), UAL Extended Diploma
What will I do on this course?
This Level 3 Performing Arts course is geared towards those who want to focus on acting.
You the chance to discover all the facets that make up this creative art. From performing in musicals, to acting in scripted plays and devising your own work, you’ll develop the skills you need to progress to further study or into the industry.
Through workshops and theatre work, you’ll get opportunities to perform, and work back stage and front of house, and will also benefit from industry work experience.
Our recently refurbished facilities are equipped with the latest technology to provide you with an amazing experience on this practical and work-related study programme.
How will I be assessed?
You’ll be assessed through practical and written assignments.
What could I do after this course?
This course will provide you with the skills you need to apply for jobs in the industry. Or you could progress on to University Centre Weston’s Musical Theatre or Performing Arts foundation degree, followed by a BA (Hons) top-up.
Five GCSEs at grade 4/C and above or an equivalent Level 2 qualification. You’ll also be asked to attend an interview or audition.
Occupations related to Performing Arts (acting pathway), UAL Extended Diploma
Actor, entertainer or presenter
Actors, entertainers and presenters sing, portray roles in dramatic productions, perform comedy routines, gymnastic feats and tricks of illusion, train animals to perform and perform with them, and introduce and present radio and television programmes.
Employment in region: 448 positions
Dancer or choreographer
Dancers and choreographers devise, direct, rehearse and perform classical and contemporary dance routines.
Employment in region: 148 positions
Musicians write, arrange, orchestrate, conduct and perform musical compositions.
Employment in region: 554 positions
What Our Students Say
Joe Turton, Performing Arts
“The variety of training offered to performers at Weston College has been amazing”
Former school: Churchill Academy
Course: Performing Arts
What next? Joe aims to study performing arts at London Metropolitan University.