Performance & Production Arts | UAL Diploma/Extended Diploma in Performing Arts - Dance | Level 3

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What will you be working towards?

Code FE0323-1C
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This course will develop your technical abilities, alongside creativity and artistry, in a range of dance and theatre skills. Based in our five dance studios, you will increase your skill base with a variety of genres, including ballet, contemporary, jazz and tap. You will also learn to research and analyse, enabling you to react creatively across diverse assignments. You will perform in our own professional theatre as well as other venues.

This Level 3 Diploma leads directly onto the second year, the Extended Diploma, where you will further develop your creative understanding and specialist skills, and gain the experience needed to progress to university, dance college or a theatre conservatoire.


Course content

Course topics include:

  • Engaging with an audience
  • Critical and contextual awareness
  • Collaborative performance and extended projects

Entry requirements

To join this Level 3 course, you should have at least 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, preferably including English and maths, and you will be asked to perform a dance solo at interview.

If you do not have the above grades, you can start on one of the MET's Level 2 courses such as Performance & Production Arts.

Your next steps...

Further study and careers

Following completion of the Diploma (year 1) you can progress to the Extended Diploma (year 2). On successful completion of the Extended Diploma, you could progress to a university-level course, either at the MET or at other universities, dance colleges or theatre conservatoires. Related degrees at Northbrook MET include Dance, Musical Theatre and Acting.

There are many options for you to choose at this stage in your studies and our expert staff and career advisers will help you to make the right decision, appropriate to your career goals.

Future careers:

  • Performer (theatre, film, music videos, cruise ships, hotels, international tours)
  • Theatre in education
  • Choreographer
  • Dance teacher
  • Fitness teacher
  • Business owner