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UAL Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Performing and Production Arts (Musical Theatre Pathway)

Musical Theatre Advanced (Level 3)

Overview

Musical Theatre Advanced (Level 3)

The level 3 Diploma / Extended Diploma in Performing & Production Arts,  Musical Theatre is designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to access and progress to degree level study or employment in industry.

This course will provide you with the opportunity to explore, acting, dance and singing techniques within a qualification structure which is stimulating, demanding and supportive. Producing performance work within our professional standard performance venue.

You will undergo an extensive programme of training which will equip you for working within a range of performance situations. Each project is designed to give you an insight into the professional world of the performing arts. Throughout your course you will develop a ‘toolkit’ of essential skills and techniques as a foundation to your professional performance work.

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Course information

Need to know

Entry requirements

Essential:

  • 4 GCSEs grades 9–4 or equivalent, including English.
  • Entry will also be subject to passing a practical audition. You must prepare a monologue to perform (from a published play) and a performance of a musical theatre song with a backing track, each piece lasting 1 to 2 minutes.

Desirable:  maths grade 9-4

What qualification will I gain?

UAL Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Performing and Production Arts.

How will I be assessed?

Internally assessed formative units and externally moderated summative assessment.

Assessment evidence will be made up of a range of recorded practical assessments, public performances and a portfolio of supporting academic evidence.

Course content

What will I study?

Year 1

  • Unit 1: Principles of performance
  • Unit 2: Engaging with an audience
  • Unit 3: Introduction to professional practice
  • Unit 4: Critical and contextual awareness
  • Unit 5: Production skills and context
  • Unit 6: Performance skills and context
  • Unit 7: Preparation for specialist study
  • Unit 8: Collaborative performance project

Year 2

  • Unit 9: Developing performance and Production Skills
  • Unit 10: Preparing for Progression
  • Unit 11: Exploration of Specialist Study and Context
  • Unit 12: Extended Project

 

 

Next steps

Course progression:

Degree level study, direct entry into industry and or further training.     

Career progression:

Careers can range, depending on your chosen specialism and pathway. Career prospects can include musical theatre performer, dancer,  actor, singer, entertainer/host.

Additional information

Our students are invited on two trips a year, this ranges from West End theatre shows visits to selected drama schools.

Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, or  contact info@bedfordcollegegroup.ac.uk.

Six: Teen Edition by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss

Performed by our Bedford College students with special arrangement with Concord Theatricals May 2023.

www.concordtheatricals.com/

Available Courses
Bedford College
Starts: 02/09/2024
Type: Full Time
Length: 2 years
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
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Fees: 16-18 Yrs: Fully Funded 19+ Yrs: This course could be funded, for more information call us on 0345 658 8990 or use the Livechat below.
Tresham College Kettering Campus
Starts: 02/09/2024
Type: Full Time
Length: 2 years
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
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Fees: 16-18 Yrs: Fully Funded 19+ Yrs: This course could be funded, for more information call us on 0345 658 8990 or use the Livechat below.
Disclaimer

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Funding Information

All full-time Level 1 and Level 2 courses are now FREE for everyone, whatever their age. If you are looking to study a Level 3 qualification, courses might still be free if you’re under 19 or 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. Whether you need to pay a fee and how much will be dependent on the programme you choose to study. For more information call 0345 658 8990.

If you’re over 23 or studying a second Level 3 qualification, you will need to pay a fee. Find out more on our financial support page at: www.bedfordcollegegroup.co.uk/finance or view the Full-time Fee Flow Chart below.

If you are unsure whether you need to pay or not then please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990.

Full-time Fee Flow Chart

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. You can also pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable.

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If you live in any of the following areas and wish to apply for or enrol onto one of our courses, please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990 to check if your course is funded or not (Please note that if your course is not funded then you will pay a higher fee than what is listed, please contact our Customer Contact team for more information):

  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater Manchester
  • Greater London
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Tees Valley
  • West of England
  • West Midlands
  • Sheffield
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • Barnsley and Doncaster
  • West Yorkshire
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Bedford College Musical Theatre Level 3
Performing Arts

Dontay

My interest in dance started from watching movies and videos when I was growing up, and I’ve done street and commercial dance ever since. Although I’ve been dancing all my life, I still wasn’t sure if I’d have the confidence to go and do it at college.  

I came to Bedford College for an interview and the tutors here were so encouraging and motivating that I haven’t looked back. I’ve had to learn different dance styles, such as Ballet, which I really enjoy, and have been getting out of my comfort zone with the Musical Theatre elements, which teach you to be more versatile ready for industry training; something the professional schools will look for.  

Our tutors have so much industry knowledge and they give the best advice. It’s more professional and intense compared to school, and I’ve made friends who I know will be with me for the rest of my life.  

I would love to become a professional dancer; I want to get into commercial work and dance behind a pop star! The shows that we get to perform in at College give us great experience. It’s a chance to take our choreography and create something we can perform to friends and family.  

We cross over with other College departments including Production and Media Make-Up to give a good all round experience. We’ve performed in Ghost, the Musical, and an End of Year Dance Show, as well as at the College Achievements’ Ceremony at the Corn Exchange and at the Bedford River Festival. We’ve also delivered workshops to local schools and been to the London Studios and to the West End to see Chicago.  

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

 

Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, email info@bedfordcollegegroup.ac.uk or call us on 0345 658 8990.

Accessibility

We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

 

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 to order your copy.