Performing Arts Acting for Stage and Screen Level 3
This extensive course specialises in both live and screen acting, and offers exciting, challenging, professional and ‘hands-on’ training to prepare you for a career in theatre, film, and TV acting or related professions. Learning in our theatre and dance studio, as well as on location, you’ll gain awareness of technical/production skills, directing, teaching/facilitation and freelance employment, to make you shine in this competitive industry. This course can be worth the equivalent of 3 A* at A level.
Duration: Two years
Starting date: September 2019
What will you do?
Over the course of two years, you will study 13 specialist units (four of which are externally assessed).
You will perform in full-scale theatre productions, variety shows, showcases, pantomimes, theatre tours, short films, music videos, and audio projects, in a range of locations and venues, in industry relevant ways.
How will I learn?
You will focus upon the practical and theoretical skills of the actor, through live/screen acting and physical/practical master classes, theory sessions, workshops, rehearsals, live productions and location film shoots, whilst creating performances for live and cinema audiences in a variety of venues.
How am I assessed?
You will be assessed across the year through your performances, practical work and hands-on projects, supported by research tasks and theory assignments including presentations, essays and actor’s logs.
Four GCSEs grade 5/C or above, or equivalent, including English and/or Maths. You also need a strong track record in attendance and punctuality.
Why English and Maths matter…
Working in performing arts you may need to learn scripts, understand contracts, make set notes, calculate outgoings and monitor ticket sales.
You could go on to further training at drama school or university, or you could even start working in the industry. Some students progress to related areas of study/work, including directing, technical theatre, events management, teaching or stage management.
What else do I need to know?
We want to prepare you for work in the performance industry. To learn the skills that your future career demands, we expect high levels of self-discipline, motivation and commitment, alongside an ability to collaborate with others under intense conditions.
How do I apply/enrol?
What kit/uniform do I need?
Movement wear (eg, trainers, tracksuit bottoms)
3 reasons to join us:
We are one of the only courses in the UK to specialise in industry-relevant training for stage and for screen at Level 3.
You’ll gain experience in production, technical, teaching and events management roles – giving you wider skills to maximise your chances of employment between acting jobs in your future career.
While training, current students have worked with the Royal National Theatre, The RSC and The Stephen Joseph Theatre. We also attend the National Television Awards in London every year.