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Course Overview

The Diploma in Performing and Production Arts (Musical Theatre) is a one year course equivalent to 1.5 A levels, designed to introduce you to the skills needed to become a professional performer/teacher.

Musical Theatre is an exciting course where you will develop your skills through practical performance workshops rehearsal and live performance. You will be given the opportunity to expand your horizons within the field of Performing and Production Arts Musical Theatre including dance skills, acting skills and singing skills.

Level 3
1 year full-time
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Course Fees
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Units and Structure

The course is made up of 8 units building skills within both Performing and Production arts leading to performance based assessments throughout the year.

Unit breakdown

  • Unit 1: Principles of Performance
  • Unit 2: Engaging with and 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 Project

In addition to your course you will be expected to attend regular tutorials.

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

  • 4 GCSEs at grades 4+ including English
  • or a BTEC/UAL equivalent at Merit
  • All applicants must complete an initial assessment in Maths and English
  • All applicants must attend an interview and audition.

For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Marie Wroe

Marie Wroe

I have been with the college over 15 years as course leader for the dance course and have recently taken on the musical theatre course.

I studied dance from the age of nine within a local dance school and at sixteen joined Doncaster College to complete the National Diploma in Performing Arts dance. I then went on to study dance at degree level at Bretton Hall university before joining the college as a member of staff whilst completing my teacher training here.

I am trained in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Disco and my main area of expertise, contemporary dance. I have also had many years’ experience in singing and performance.

I absolutely love my job role here within the College, inspiring young people to follow their own dreams.

Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.
Perform in professionally staged shows throughout the year

Student Comment

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Studying on the UAL Level 3 Musical Theatre course over the past year has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I had already completed A-Levels and a BTEC in Performing Arts at sixth form, but still wanted to improve my skills in dance and acting more.

My muscle memory and jazz and contemporary dance skills have improved so much over the past year through regular dance classes with tutors. I found that my flexibility and strength had increased massively over the course of the term and my confidence was boosted by the nurturing nature of the course leaders.

The teachers were so helpful during my time at college. I found that every tutor would do everything in their power to help students achieve their goals, including giving up their free time to help with audition preparation. All the productions we performed in were to an incredibly high standard thanks to incredible direction and choreography and were so enjoyable to be a part of.

I would recommend studying here to anyone who feels their true passion lies in performing and Sixth Form might not be for them- I wish I had studied here earlier!

Sarah Bradley UAL Musical Theatre Level 3

Progression and Employment

Opportunities exist to enter the performing arts business within holiday camps and animation team activities, film and TV extra work and various roles within light entertainment industry, but further training would be recommended to achieve employment in many professional job roles. Many learners will progress onto degree level courses at University or Stage School. Past learners have successfully secured places at Urdang, Northern ballet, Tiffany Theatre College and LIPA.

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Want to apply for this course?

You'll need to have:

  • 4 GCSEs at grades 4+ including English
  • or a BTEC/UAL equivalent at Merit
  • All applicants must complete an initial assessment in Maths and English
  • All applicants must attend an interview and audition.

For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

GCSE Grades are changing from 2017. Need to know more? Click here for information.

Application & Enrolment

To apply for this course, please complete our online application form or download a printable form.

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