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Performing Arts (Level 4 Professional Diploma) — Full-time

Course outline

The course is perfect if you have previously studied either Dance, Acting, Musical Theatre or Performance, have a strong desire for a career in the arts and want to develop your skills further.

You will learn and develop further skills in your chosen discipline and further your skills in devising and producing theatre through specialist classes and projects during the year.

You’ll visit the theatre both locally and nationally, reviewing performance to get a taste of current industry trends. You will also have visitors from industry sharing their professional experience with you.

You can expect tutors that have a wealth of industry experience and knowledge. You will be given the opportunity to explore different texts, periods and genres of theatre, as well as the opportunity to devise your own pieces. You’ll work with students from other courses to create performance material, giving you the chance to develop effective communication skills and confidence.

You can view the fantastic creative works of our students on our Creative Showcase website below.

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How to apply for this course

Apply online to start in 2023/24.

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Location Date Fees / reductions
111 Canal Street

Start: Monday 18th September 2023

Course code: C036157 / Q036158


UAL Level 4 Professional Diploma in Performing Arts


1 year

Level Level 4
Entry requirements

You will need one A level or equivalent Level 3 qualification preferably in a relevant creative subject. You must also have a minimum of a grade 4 (C), or equivalent Level 2 qualification, in both English and maths.

You will also need to have two years training in a Performing Arts discipline, for example, Dance or Musical Theatre, this could either be through a full time course, A Level study or at a local Dance/Drama school

Teaching & assessment

The course is assessed through ongoing module assessment with the final unit being graded


You could progress to:

  • University study
  • Dance Conservatoires
  • Drama School
  • Musical Theatre School