Students will develop their technical
and performance skills in their chosen performing arts specialisms, as well as their creative skills during devising and choreographic projects. Students will study current practitioners and their working methods and techniques, as well as developing their written analytical skills.
The course is not only designed for students who enjoy Performing Arts, but also for students who wish to develop their communication and creative skills, and are interested in a range of creative careers as well as teaching. The diploma offers excellent opportunities for those considering a career in the performing arts, by working to industry briefs and experiencing employer engagement throughout the course. For students for whom an element of performing arts would be complementary, the qualification supports progression to higher education when taken as part of a programme of study that includes other vocational or general qualifications.
RSL Level 3 Diploma in Creative
& Performing Arts (equivalent to
1 and a half A Levels)
There are 7 units, 1 of which is
externally assessed and 6 units which are internally assessed through coursework. The list of possible and optional units are as
1. Performance Preparation
2. Planning for a Career in the
Creative and Performing Arts (Internal)
3. Approaches to Acting (Internal)
4. Dance Technique and
5. Vocal Techniques (internal)
Acting Auditions (Internal)
5 9-4 grades at GCSE,
a Level 2 First Award in Performing Arts or equivalent at Merit level
Students could go onto study
Performing Arts at University as well as vocational training in Dance/Drama. Students who have completed this course have worked
on cruise ships, in small scale
theatres as well as teaching in state schools and working in the Media Industry.