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This course is designed to provide you with the skills knowledge and understanding you need to progress to degree level study and employment in the performing arts sector.The programme leads to the award of a Level Three UAL Diploma in Performing and Production Arts from the University of the Arts London.

  • Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...

    Entry Requirements

    • 4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and maths* Evidence of previous experience or study in dance at an appropriate level.

    Assessment Method

    Continuous assessment by practical movement training and assessment projects online portfolio presentations written research projects and group work.

    Aims of the course

    • To enable you to develop a range of techniques in dance* To give you the skills and knowledge you need to progress to degree level study and employment in the performing arts sector.

    Progression Opportunities

    This qualification will support students to progress or transition to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing and Production Arts.The UCAS tariff points gained on this course ? either alone or in combination with other Level 3 qualifications ? may also enable you to apply for a range of relevant degree courses.


    The programme is delivered through a mixture of lessons workshops and projects. You will learn in our classrooms and dance studios and benefit from trips to performance venues and getting involved in projects with external partners.

    Career Options

    After further study you can pursue a range of careers in the dance sector such as performer or choreographer.While the primary purpose of this Diploma is to help you progress to further learning the transferable skills and knowledge you will gain could also enable you to move into an entry level role or higher apprenticeship in the creative sector.

Course Details

Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Day
Mode Full Time
Duration 36 weeks
Start Date 05/09/2022
End Date 30/06/2023
Course Code 4DNAF9S0


For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 4,670
24+ £4,670
International £9,000

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Jack Grattan

"I really enjoyed studying at the College due to the teaching, with the tutors having a wealth of experience and knowledge and a very approachable attitude. They just want to help students."

Shanara Edwards

Shanara Edwards

"I always knew I wanted to perform, and Southwark College helped me further my dance training, I learned a variety of dance styles and was given extra singing lessons so I kept up those skills too."

Caldeen Benjamin Kusi-mensah

Caldeen Benjamin Kusi-mensah

"I chose to study at Lewisham Southwark College because it was the only College nearby that specialised in Performing Arts. The course included Drama, dancing and singing, all of which I was keen to pursue."

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