The Level 1 Diploma programme is a vocational course covering all aspects of performance including acting, movement, music and production planning. Delivered by experienced and specialised performing arts professionals, you will be able to build upon your previous performance experience supporting your progression onto a Level 2 course or employment.
The course is made up of six units. You will have weekly classes in acting, movement and music, which will enable you to develop your skills, as well as creative production sessions. You will be expected to research, plan and prepare through rehearsals for a performance which will permit the completion of your units. This work will then be documented in a portfolio as evidence for the completion of your units.
The majority of the programme is delivered through practical sessions, tutorials, rehearsals and performances. You are also required to complete a written portfolio for these projects, which includes research, presentations, reflections and evaluations on your process which demonstrates your understanding of the project from page to stage.
UAL Level 1 Diploma in Music, Performing & Production Arts
Assessment is continuous and is linked to your rehearsing and production work as well as your portfolio. There are no exams on the course as you are continuously being assessed on both the practical and portfolio work. Attendance and application in all areas is essential for successful completion.
You will need to apply for the course either in College or on the College website. You will also need to attend a workshop day at the College where you will be required to participate in a practical performing arts workshop.
You will need to have a keen interest and aptitude for performing arts. You are also required to attend an interview and audition.
The course is hard work, but fun, enjoyable and highly rewarding. All sessions are held within professional performing arts studios with access to campus theatres for performances.
The course will enable you to progress on to the Level 2 Performing Arts course at Stratford-upon-Avon College or onto another subject. One-to-one support and advice is given to each student on their progression and next steps through the College tutorial system.
N/A For 16 to 18 Year Olds
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