Performing and Production Arts

UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma


Performing and Production Arts

Why should I study this course?

Exciting, new course available from September 2020! 

Based on campus at NAPA and at Wilberforce college, you will be taught by experts in the fields of Performing Arts.

If you want a career on stage, in film or tv, in front of an audience or behind the scenes then this course will give you the knowledge and experience you need. It’s a competitive industry and this course provides you with high-level industry experience, taught by staff who have worked in the business. If you want to immerse yourself into the world of production meetings, front of house activities, read-throughs, stage management, costume and wardrobe supervision, rehearsals, dance, drama and music exercises, staging, design and direction and learning more about agents and casting opportunities, with mock auditions then this is the course for you.


What will I study?

This qualification covers an extensive range of units which allows those with an interest in the performing arts to explore, develop and test their creativity. The content allows you to synthesise newly-acquired practical skills with theoretical knowledge and understanding through the completion of specialist units related to principles of performance, positive engagement with an audience and performance and production skills. 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. This qualification will further 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.

You will also complete a range of units which are related to progression and professional development which support development for your own learning and journey towards achievement of personal ambitions.

Examination board

UAL (University of the Arts, London)

How is the course assessed?

Units will be assessed internally and verified through portfolios of evidence and are subject to external quality assurance.

What will the course prepare me for?

Employment in the performing arts, in fields such as acting, musical theatre, theatre production, set design, dance – or a place at stage school or a theatre/performance degree at university.

Private study

What materials will I need to provide?

You will be informed of any specific clothing and footwear requirements in the first few lessons.

How will I be taught?

Based on campus at NAPA in Hull City Centre and at Wilberforce College, students will benefit from outstanding professional, practical and academic teaching, gaining high-level industry experience in all three performance disciplines.

This course is for you if...

you have a passion for Performing Arts and would like to improve your performance skills to make you more employable in Film, TV, Theatre, Radio, Directing, Teaching, Coaching or Technical Theatre.

Your application starts here

What are the course requirements?

Four 9 – 4 (A*-C) grades at GCSE or equivalent in at least three subjects including a 3 (D) in GCSE English Language.

You must be able to perform confidently in front of others and will be required to audition at NAPA.

If you are interested in joining the College, we will arrange a meeting with an experienced subject counsellor who will help you to choose courses that best suit your ambitions and achievements. 

All entry requirement details are correct at the time of publication; however, the College may need to make some changes in light of student demand, staff availability and external factors beyond the College's control.

What skills do I need?

You will need a range of Performance Skills such as acting or dancing alongside being confident. You would also benefit from being a quick and self-reflective learner.