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Drama

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 UAL Level 3 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 drama at an appropriate level.

    Assessment Method

    Continuous assessment by practical dramatic arts training and assessment, projects, online portfolio, presentations, written research projects and group work.

    Aims of the course

    • To enable you to develop your performance and production skills and gain an in-depth understanding of the performing arts sector
    • To give you the skills and knowledge needed 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 level courses.

    Facilities

    The programme is delivered through a mixture of lessons, workshops and projects. You will learn in our classrooms and drama 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 performing arts sector.

    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 1 year
Start Date 06/09/2021
End Date 01/07/2022

Funding

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

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

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Max King

Max King

The programme is hard work, but I’m up for it. The teaching here is inspiring, passionate and dedicated. It’s a really friendly environment.

Selina Jones

Selina Jones

The course at Lewisham Southwark College has changed my life. I feel like I’ve really grown, been challenged, exposed, and come out the other side. I owe nearly everything I’ve achieved this year to Karla and the College.

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.

Indre Navickaite

Indre Navickaite

One of the things the College has taught me is to set my goals much higher because you never know what you can achieve until you try. Once I have some experience, my plan is to set up my own theatre company and work with people from different cultures around the world.

Jadzia Francis

Jadzia Francis

I’ve become more confident and more accepting of things that I may not be able to control, I’ve learnt to use my time well, valuing my time here and enjoying every minute that happens.

Jason Borley

Jason Borley

If I were to give advice to others considering performing arts, I’d say be yourself, don’t worry about what others think. Being different makes you unique. Work hard and take every opportunity that comes your way and don’t stress out – enjoy your time learning and believe in yourself.

Fiona Oakley

Fiona Oakley

Sometimes learners will get a ‘lightbulb moment’ which transforms their attitude to studying – and that was certainly the case for Drama student Fiona Oakley.

Ibrahim Shote

Ibrahim Shote

Southwark College is a vibrant place where you get prepared for the world outside of education. When I was there I was in the company of good friends, I had an amazing tutor, and we were all doing what we loved to do. It was hard work but it didn’t feel like it.

Elena Cebotari

Elena Cebotari

The staff here have shown me how to get better and improve my work – and I’ve already started seeing a difference, even after only 2 months. We also get amazing professional work placements – like the Plague Event at the National Maritime Museum.

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.

Tommy Warner

I loved Lewisham, as they did plays that were similar and the same standard as those at drama school, which made the transition to higher education much easier.

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