Performing and Production Arts: Acting

Subject Intent: Why Performing and Production Arts: Acting?

UAL Level 3 Diploma in Performing and Production Arts

Key contemporary developments in the labour market such as digital technology, big data and the impact of globalisation are considered within the business curriculum. Opportunities to interact with industry are firmly embedded in the curriculum and students have regular opportunities to apply key employability skills in both the classroom and in the wider work-related opportunities that being a business student offers. 

What will I study?

  • Units 1-4: An introduction to the skills necessary to explore their creative development
  • Units 5-7: Requires the student to apply their skills, knowledge and understanding in a series of production and performance assessments
  • Unit 8: Students will undertake a production and/or performance role in a performance. An examiner will watch the performance work

Performing and Production Arts: Acting

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What are lessons like in this subject?

Lessons consist of a blended learning approach. Studying a range of practitioners and their key methodologies will enable you to apply your learning to a wide range of practical work. This course has an industry focus, which means we teach you everything you need to succeed in this competitive industry and progress onto higher education, if you wish to. As a student you will develop all areas of performance skills, including singing, dancing, physical theatre and stage management. We also contract professional companies to deliver other workshops such as puppetry, circus skills and arrange trips to see live theatre. By the end of your course, you will have the necessary skills to plan, market, light and stage your own performance. 

What our


The New College Bradford Performing Arts department is a place where the teachers encouraged me to be who I am today and helped me define myself. It taught me the life skills I will forever use. My teacher gave me the power to create what I want to create and made us feel like a true drama company.

Chloe Ann Lawrence, Buttershaw Business and Enterprise College

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