Acting Level 3

The course has a strong emphasis on practical acting methods. You will participate in a variety of units including acting techniques, improvisation, physical theatre, voice, dance and singing. The skills developed in these units are then applied to theatre performances throughout the two years. The performing projects are designed to be a realistic experience of the theatre profession and will prepare you for higher education or a range of work opportunities in the industry.

It is suited to learners who are committed to going into the performing arts and who appreciate the need for both the practical and academic skills to survive the rigours of the performing arts industry.

Extensive practical work is undertaken and is combined with relevant theory and academic inquiry. You will need to analyse practical work in written evaluations and to write essays on texts and practitioners as required. There are a variety of modes of delivery including workshops, lectures, performances, tutorials, seminars and traditional classroom activities. In addition to your main programme, you will also engage in activities to develop your English, maths and employability skills.

You will complete the Diploma in your first year and continue to the Extended Diploma in your second year.

Applications for full-time courses have now closed.

If you have not yet made an application to study at Colchester Institute then you will need to book onto an Advice Session where you can speak to a course tutor post-results day.

Whilst we cannot guarantee that a place will be available on your preferred choice at this late stage in the application cycle, we will help to get you sorted for September.

Advice sessions are by appointment only and will be available to book from 10am on Thursday 12th August. As soon as bookings have opened, you will be able to use the appointment calendar to book an advice session. Information about our advice sessions and how to book can be accessed here:

Advice Session Information

Course Content

Acting Extended Diploma Level 3 units include:

  • Principles of Acting
  • Applying Acting Techniques
  • Developing Physical Theatre
  • Classical Theatre Performance
  • Drama Improvisation
  • Developing Voice for the Actor
  • Developing Movement Skills
  • Singing Skills for Actors
  • Performance Workshop
  • Dance Performance
  • Rehearsing and Performing
Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs (9-4) including English, or satisfactory results (Merit/Distinction) in a relevant Level 2 qualification, and an audition/interview.

Career Opportunities

The course prepares you for work in the performing arts industry. It might lead to work as a performer as well as jobs related to performance such as arts administration, teaching, choreography or stage management.

Course Progression

The course prepares you for entrance to higher education courses in drama and theatre including the Foundation Degree or BA (Hons) Creative Performance (Acting) at Colchester Institute. Many students progress to universities and drama schools including University of Essex, LAMDA, Mountview, Goldsmiths and LIPA.

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Acting Level 3
Qualification: UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma In Performing and Production Arts
LevelLevel 3
LocationColchester
DurationTwo years | Year 1: Diploma | Year 2: Extended Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateSeptember 2021 - Applications open on 1st October 2020
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £7,395 (This fee covers the full two-year course)

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