Level 3 National Extended Diploma Performing Arts Practice

This dynamic, project driven, vocational Performing Arts course has been designed for young aspiring actors to develop skills in acting, movement, voice, devising and technical theatre that are required to work in the industry. This course is a full-time two-year programme and is equivalent to 3 A levels.



Academic Year: 2022/23

Course Code: 10480

Campus: Bangor, Lisburn

Study Type: Full-Time

Education Level Further Education

Sessions

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Type Campus Start
Full-Time Bangor
05/09/2022
Full-Time Lisburn
05/09/2022

Course Overview

With the emphasis on live performance you will develop both practical and theoretical skills through study of 10 units that make up the National Extended Diploma in Performing Arts Practice. 100% internally assessed, this course is highly practical and progression focused.

You will learn through Project Based Learning (PBL) enhancing your performance skills while performing to public audiences in our state-of-the-art facilities (Space) as part of SERC’s Glass Umbrella Theatre Company (Bangor) and with Sercus Theatre Company (Lisburn) in our Historical Landmark Building, Castle House.

The course is challenging, energetic and industry relevant. A talented teaching team will nurture your talents to encourage you to get the most from the course and realise your true potential.

Course Modules

Units studied can include:

  • Exploring Performance Styles
  • Creating Performance Material
  • Performing for an Audience
  • Planning a Career in the Industry
  • Using Development Plans to Refine Skills
  • Producing a Personal Project
  • Using Material for Self-promotion and Networking
  • Undertaking a Defined Creative or Administrative Role
  • Using Creative Collaboration to Develop a Project
  • Producing a Collaborative Project

You will also work towards a Personal Development qualification and will be involved in a range of PBL activities, designed to improve your employability. 

Ideal If:

You have a passion for Performing Arts and would like to improve your performance skills to make you more employable in Film, TV, Theatre, Radio, Directing, Teaching, Coaching or Technical Theatre.

You'll Learn:

To develop skills as an actor, through devising, developing ideas and concepts for live performance, drama improvisation, movement, voice and improvisation.

You will also learn about the performing arts industry and how to make yourself more employable.

You'll Love:

 The variety of units you will study, our amazing facilities and the many opportunities to perform in front of a live audience.

You'll Progress:

Successful completion of this programme will allow you to progress to University, Drama School, Conservatoire or to SERC’s HND in Performing Arts.

You'll Need:

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts or 4 GCSE’s at Grade C or above, plus successful outcome at audition/interview

You will be required to complete Essential Skills in Numeracy, Literacy and ICT if you do not have a GCSE grade C.   

 

Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

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Available Sessions Summary

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Type Campus Start
Full-Time Bangor
05/09/2022
Full-Time Lisburn
05/09/2022

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Further Education

Further Education

If you have just completed your GCSEs, Further Education is most likely the option for you. FE covers qualifications from entry to higher level qualifications such as Awards, Certificates, Diplomas, NVQ, BTEC and Apprenticeships.

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Available Sessions

The following sessions are available to apply for:

Course Type Title Campus Start Spaces Fee
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FE
Level 3 National Foundation Diploma Performing Arts Practice (Year 1)
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Bangor

05/09/2022

18

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Level 3 National Foundation Diploma Performing Arts Practice (Year 1)
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Lisburn

05/09/2022

18

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