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Drama – UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts


Our 2 year full-funded course – delivered in partnership with Stoke-on Trent College – is perfect for students wishing to develop their skills in drama and the performing arts. The course will enable you to develop your skills and ability in acing and related performance genres through a range of high-quality experiences in a performing arts setting.

Students will primarily train in drama exploring techniques and devices, movement and script work. There are also supporting classes in singing and dance, alongside relevant contextual studies, enabling students to continue studying at higher education level, or in some instances to pursue careers in the performing arts industry.

You will participate in daily lessons to develop these techniques and be assessed throughout the duration of the course. The course is delivered over four days, during which students receive a greater number of direct contact hours than other courses of this type.

We provide a range of performance opportunities each year for our students, both in-house and at local theatres, most of which are linked to course assessments.

All students are taught from an established team of nine highly experienced and qualified teachers, all of whom possess professional industry credits, and who will work to inspire and challenge students to reach their goals.

We strive to offer and deliver the highest standards of teaching and training to ensure that our students achieve their ambition and develop the necessary skills to ensure longevity and sustainability within their chosen career.

Entry Requirements

Aged 16+ years, successful audition and interview.

5 GCSE’s or equivalent qualification at grades 4-9, including Maths and English.

What Will I Leave With?

Upon successful completion of the course you will achieve the University of the Arts London Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts (equivalent to 3 A-Levels).

You will graduate with the necessary qualification, knowledge and skills required to progresson to vocational training or higher education.

UCAS tarrif points or the Extended Diploma course are;

Pass 36

Merit 60

Distinction 84