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2 years to achieve the full qualification
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This UAL Performing and Production Arts Level 3 course is an exciting exploration of the vocational study of Performing Arts.

As part of your professional pathway you will have the opportunity to experience, and specialise in Acting, Dance and Musical Theatre. You will work individually and as part of a team within a performance environment. You will learn to develop a professional approach to all aspects of the entertainment industry. You will also have the opportunity to go on theatre trips and take part in workshops with external practitioners from the industry.

The topics studied on this course are:

  • Principles of performance
  • Engaging with an audience
  • Introduction to professional practice
  • Critical and contextual awareness
  • Performance skills and context
  • Preparation for specialist study
  • Collaborative performance project
  • Developing performance skills
  • Preparing for progression
  • Exploration of specialist study
  • Extended project

These courses have a range of practical coursework units. These are followed by a practical final major project that will gain you a Pass, Merit or Distinction. Learners will be aware at what level they are working towards throughout the course.

Future career opportunities may include:

  • Actor
  • Choreographer
  • Performer
  • Dancer
  • Teacher
  • Stage Technician
  • Stage Manager
  • Producer
  • Promoter
  • Composer
  • Director

Costs may incur for external trips and visits. Specialist dance equipment is used for various dance classes.

Positive Futures is a set of essential qualities, embedded throughout your study programme, that we seek to develop in all students: 

  • Commitment
  • Collaboration
  • Confidence
  • Resilience

You will also engage in the Positive Futures Careers Programme, developing key employability skills through a diverse range of activities including work placements, volunteering, employer talks, industry study visits and employment and university fairs.

For Level 3 Performing Arts: 5 GCSEs at grade 9-4 (including English Language) OR GCSE 9-4 in English Language and a Merit on the L2 Diploma in Performing and Production Course. A degree of performance ability demonstrated in an audition.

As a Bury College student you will have access to a wide range of enrichment opportunities which will contribute to your personal growth and development and support your academic studies. 

These may include:

  • Art Club
  • Chess Club
  • Dance, Drama and Singing Workshops
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Gaming Hub
  • Music Club
  • Pride Club
  • Student Ambassador Scheme
  • A wide range of sport including Badminton, Cricket, Football, Fitness Training, Nerf, Netball, Volleyball and Table Tennis.

Please Note: We attempt to ensure that all information contained within this website is correct and up-to-date. However, some details may change as we review and update our provision. Although every effort is made to provide the teaching, examination, assessment and other services detailed on this website and in our other publications, Bury College cannot guarantee the provision of such programmes, services, facilities and fees. Bury College reserves the right to amend, withdraw, alter or amalgamate any of the courses, locations and facilities detailed within at any time. Should circumstances require such amendments, Bury College undertakes to use all reasonable steps to minimise the resultant disruption to those services and most importantly to students.

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