Level 3 Diploma in Performing Arts

The RSL Diploma in Performing Arts is a 1-year three AS Level equivalent course. This course is designed for those seriously interested in all 3 disciplines of dance, singing and drama. It offers the chance to study for a nationally recognised Performing Arts qualification, which will allow you to develop a range of skills required for performance in the medium of theatre. Regular visits to productions are undertaken as well as professional tours and workshops.

The course introduces a range of performance disciplines, which enables you to make a choice of a specialist pathway.

What Will I Learn?

The course is made up of nine units - five core units, which everyone takes, and five specialist units.

Core Units: these include; • Performance Preparation • Planning for a Career in the Creative and Performing Arts Specialist Units include: • Elizabethan or Jacobean Theatre L3 • Comedy Drama in Performance • Ensemble Dance Performance • Dance Technique and Performance 1 • Musical Theatre Performance

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grades A*- C including English/Welsh and Maths/Numeracy or a BTEC Level 2 Diploma at merit grade or above in a creative related subject.

You will be invited to attend an audition/interview to prove your skills and qualities in an audition setting in dance/singing/drama. You will also be required to undertake an initial assessment in literacy and numeracy to establish any support required.


There is continuous assessment throughout the course for practical and written assignments. All units are internally assessed and externally moderated. On successful completion of this qualification an overall grade is given of Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Career Progression

After successful completion of this course you could progress onto the RSL Extended Level 3 in Performing Arts.

Further Notes

Purchase of Materials and/or Kit is required for this course (Studio Fees - £50). Please discuss this at interview stage with a tutor after you have applied.

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Course Details
Level:Level 3
Mode:Full Time
Start Date:02/09/2024
Course Code:9AF303NA
FT Registration Fee: £15
Studio Fee: £50

Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study.

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