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UAL Level 3 Diploma in Performing & Production Arts (Dance)

Course code: RFAS100P

Subject area: Performing Arts

Study level: School Leaver

Course level: 3

Course details

9:00am - 5:00pm

Monday to Friday

5th Sep 2022 - 30th Jun 2023

Abingdon Campus

Contact details

01235 555 585

If you want to pursue a career in the dance industry such as teacher, performer or choreographer then this is the course for you! You will cover all aspects of dance and enjoy a combination of practical and theoretical study.

The Level 3 Diploma (1 year) and Extended Diploma (2 years) in Performing & Production Arts qualifications are designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to access and progress to degree level study or employment in the performing arts. They provide an opportunity for those who have an interest in the dance and the performing arts to explore, develop and test their creativity within a qualification structure which is stimulating, demanding and provides a supportive transition from general to more specialised study.

At Abingdon & Witney College we are well-known for our professional productions at college and on tour, where students work collaboratively on stage and behind the scenes to stage ambitious showcases and musicals.

The team are all practitioners and work in the Performing Arts industry, as musicians, set designers, directors, dancers and actors, who draw on their wealth of experience and understanding of the industry to support individuals in their chosen career, focusing their ambition.

Within this course you will:
• Develop skills in the areas of Dance Technique, Performance Skills, Drama, Choreography and Dance History
• Organise and participate in a range of exciting performances, showcases and a Final Major Performance, which in the past has included Grease the Musical, The Life and Legally Blonde
• Undertake relevant work experience
• Have the chance to participate in masterclasses, industry and overseas trips
• Promote and market yourself for auditions
• Experience mock audition classes
• Explore the process leading to the performance, such as reflection and evaluation, collaboration in devising new work, fundamental aspects of choreography and basic improvisation skills
• Access broader performance and creative classes to support your development such as Singing, Drama, Nutrition, Fitness and Makeup
• Develop your English and maths skills to support your progression plans
• Develop the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
• Learn persistence and determination
• Develop research, pitch and presentation skills
• Engage with an audience
• Extend your physical skills such as movement, coordination, dexterity and grace
• Maintain physical fitness and endurance
• Undergo ensemble rehearsals and optional solo/duet content
• Have an opportunity to independently create a dance company and develop a performance to perform to a local community group

You will develop your skills in a range of technical styles including Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary and Commercial Dance. You will explore and develop technique, choreographing and performance skills through regular performances.

Level 3 Diploma (8 Units) (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

Level 3 Extended Diploma (13 Units) (Year 2):
Unit 9. Developing performance and production skills
Unit 10. Preparing for progression
Unit 11. Exploration of specialist study and context
Unit 12 / 13. Final Major Performance
The course will develop many skills that you will be able to use in the world of work and can be a route towards a career in Theatre, Musical Theatre, Dance, Choreography, Fitness or Teaching. This does include backstage, technical and administrative jobs, in addition to performance. The course also qualifies you for entry to university, dance or drama school, and offers UCAS points. Year 2 students are given intensive support to help prepare for auditions.
5 GCSEs at grade C/4 and above usually including Maths and English. Successful interview.
Level 2 Diploma at Merit or above usually including GCSE maths and English.
Successful interview.

Bring to interview:
A short dance audition piece. All pieces should be memorised and a maximum of 2 minutes. Most recent school report.
There is a course fee of £80 payable at enrolment which covers performance kit and masterclasses. You may be eligible for a bursary to help towards this cost.
In addition, there will be various day trips offered throughout the year where payment will be taken separately via WisePay.

In addition to the main course fee there is also an optional residential trip of approx. £350 (cost given as guidance only).

As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate. Bursaries may also available to cover the cost of some trips.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Kit / Clothing: £30.00
Materials: £50.00

Total Cost: £80.00

19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £4,670.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Kit / Clothing: £30.00
Materials: £50.00

Total Cost: £4,750.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Kit / Clothing: £30.00
Materials: £50.00

Total Cost: £80.00

UAL Level 3 Diploma in Performing & Production Arts (Dance)
UCAS points (Pass/Merit/Distinction) - 36/60/84

UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing & Production Arts (Dance)
UCAS points (Pass/Merit/Distinction) - 72/120/168
Units 1–7 of the Level 3 Diploma in Performing & Production Arts will be assessed and internally verified through students’ portfolios of evidence and are subject to UAL Awarding Body’s external quality assurance.
Unit 8, the final unit of the Level 3 Diploma in Performing & Production Arts and Units 12 and 13, the final units of the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing & Production Arts will be internally assessed, internally and externally moderated against the assessment and grading criteria for those units.