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Level 1

UAL Diploma in Music, Performing and Production Arts (Level 1)


This courses offers an exciting opportunity for students to gain an introduction to Acting and the world of theatre. The course will give students acting experience as well as a range of work designed to help students understand how theatre works and develop essential background knowledge. Team-work is a vital part of Acting and there is an emphasis on developing your ability to work as part of a team throughout the course. Work experience is a key aspect of a learners journey and students will be supported to engage with the professional world to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the industry.

All students will also study Maths and English, Tutorial and Work Experience.

  • Subject Course – Vocational or chosen Academic subject, usually studied for 12 – 16 hours a week.
  • English and Maths – Every learner will work towards GCSE grade 4 in English and Maths or Functional Skills. Learners who have already achieved a Grade 4 or C will extend their English and Maths through in-class activities.

Students will have specific time in their timetable for each of the elements above and they will be expected to attend all elements throughout the year. Study programmes are designed to help students meet their maximum potential and progress to the next level of study or into work.

Learners should expect to be in college between 9am and 5pm on college days. Holidays cannot be sanctioned during the College term.

There may be occasions where students may need to attend their course during the evening. These occasions will be when the course is undertaking a live performance or when extra rehearsals are needed.


Students need to have a keen interest in Performing Arts. In addition students need to have a willingness to participate as this course cannot be achieved without practical work. Students may also have experience in extra-curricular drama and theatre activities.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.

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Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

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