Performing Arts Level 3 Extended Diploma

Performing Arts Level 3 Extended Diploma

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Brockenhurst College - Main Site

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Course introduction

Are you a creative person who is passionate about performing drama, dance and music? If so, you will definitely feel at home studying this Performing Arts Extended Diploma.

As a student you will benefit from a wide range of practical opportunities to create, develop and perform your work. You will also learn and develop skills through a variety of approaches, projects and productions.

From day one you will be encouraged to apply yourself to projects with motivation and a sense of ownership.

Although largely practical, this course contains a coursework element through which you will explore contemporary and classical performance.

Why choose
Performing Arts Level 3 Extended Diploma?

At Brock we are fortunate to have a Performing Arts department with excellent facilities.

You will benefit from two studio theatres, a large performance space, four sound studios, two sprung dance studios, three rehearsal studios, props and costume areas, two Mac suites, and two lighting and sound gantries.

Your teachers will regularly bring professional performance companies into the College to run workshops and give performances.

Teaching & learning

This course is delivered through practical workshops, skills sessions, coursework, rehearsals and public performances.

It also includes opportunities to analyse the work of professional and semi-professional performers through a series of theatre trips.

Importantly, your work will be graded internally by our experienced staff and then verified by the awarding body.

Information & support

Please note, the full title for this course is Performing Arts Practice Level 3 Extended Diploma.

Minimum entry requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 4 and above to include:

  • English Language
  • Drama (if taken)
  • Maths

You will also be required to attend an audition to join this course.

Course structure

  • Develop your skills in contemporary multi-skilled performance.
  • Research contemporary, classical and musical theatre in depth.
  • Study different performance styles to enhance your appreciation of various onstage techniques.
  • Explore the business of performing arts to acquire a solid grounding in important industry dynamics.
  • Examine the historical context of performance to understand its cultural significance.

What can I do with this qualification?

Past students have gone on to study arts related BA Hons courses at a range of universities and drama schools.

Some students head directly into practical employment in the arts sector. Others have developed their careers through auditions and connected working projects.

Long term progression routes include further education, establishing your own performance company, accepting professional performing work, directing productions, and teaching the next generation of performers.

Dates & Locations





LocationBrockenhurst College - Main Site

Date & time 09/09/2024 to 31/07/2025

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