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Performance & Production Arts | UAL Extended Diploma in Performing Arts - Acting | Level 3

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Course Code: FE0337-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: West Durrington Campus Qualification: UAL Extended Diploma in Performance & Production Arts Level 3 Awarding Body: UAL

Why this course?

This course develops your skills in a broad range of acting styles and techniques including physical theatre, improvisation, devising and script work. Actors work collaboratively to create and stage performances, learning through practical workshops, industry-relevant seminars and coursework. Public performances in our theatre and other spaces within and outside the College will prepare you for a successful career or for further study in higher education. 

This Level 3 Diploma leads directly onto the second year, the Extended Diploma, where you will further develop your creative understanding and specialist skills, and gain the experience needed to progress to university,drama school or a theatre conservatoire.


Start dates

September 2020 Apply

Open events

Come along to one our open events to find out more about studying at the MET. You will be able to tour our facilities, meet our tutors, watch demonstrations and speak to current students.

These events take place in October and November from 5-7pm.

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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to EU residents who are under 19 years old on the 31 August of the year of entry. If you are 19+ and interested in studying this course, you can find out more about costs and financial support in the link below.

19+ fees

How to apply

We accept applications throughout the year, allowing you to apply up until the course starts.

You can also apply for as many colleges and courses as you wish - so keep your options open!

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Entry requirements

To join this Level 3 course, you should have at least 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, preferably including English and maths, and you will be asked to perform a 1-2 minute monologue at interview. 

If you do not have the above grades, you can start on one of the MET's Level 2 courses.

Entry requirements

Course content

Course topics include:

  • Acting styles
  • Physical theatre
  • Improvisation
  • Film and TV
  • Script work
  • Contemporary and classical theatre

Why this course at the MET?

• Industry-standard rehearsal facilities

• Perform in a professional theatre on campus

• Explore your talent and build confidence

• Expert guidance from tutors with professional industry experience 

• Learn in a creative environment at a dedicated arts campus

Northbrook MET is highly regarded in the theatre industry as a provider of excellent training.

The MET's Theatre Arts department has a broad range of staff who are all practising artists and producers involved in the region's exciting theatre scene. Our staff are here help you realise your potential. Our experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims. 

Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Northbrook MET is the renowned creative facilities and atmosphere at our West Durrington Campus. The campus is a dedicated arts space, with the theatre courses running alongside music and art & design courses. You will collaborate with like-minded, passionate students and benefit from the various creative projects that take place, such as theatre shows, music gigs and art exhibitions. The campus is regularly used by professional creatives, which further highlights the quality of our industry-standard facilities.

Further study

You can progress to university level, either at the MET or at other universities. Related degrees at the MET include Acting & Contemporary Theatre Making, Musical Theatre, Dance or Stage & Production Management.

Future careers:

  • Actor
  • Voice over artist
  • Director
  • TV presenter
  • Event manager
  • Drama teacher
Further study

Course costs

UK and EU students do not have to pay fees if they are under 19 on 31 August in the year they are studying. More information about fees for college courses and financial support for 16-19 year olds can be found here.

Course costs

Potential Careers

Actor, entertainer or presenter

Typical Tasks:

  • Studies script, play or book and prepares and rehearses interpretation.
  • Assumes character created by a playwright or author and communicates this to an audience.
  • Performs singing, comedy, acrobatic, illusion and conjuring routines.
  • Trains animals to perform entertaining routines and may perform with them.
  • Introduces and presents radio and television programmes, reads news bulletins and makes announcements.
  • Conducts interviews and prepares reports for news broadcasts, current affairs programmes and documentaries.
  • Plays pre-recorded music at nightclubs, discotheques, and private functions.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities -1.5% Rise in employment is expected by 2021 in the South East.

ENTRY £20,592

AVERAGE £32,058


Desired Skills:
  • Speaking
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Active Learning
  • Writing
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