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Key details

Attendance Full-time
Duration 1 year
Code FPU32A000
Awarding Body UAL
Level Level 3
Start Date 06/09/2021

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Course overview

The Extended Diploma in Performing Arts builds on and extends the learning undertaken on the Level 3 Diploma course and will further prepare you for progression to Higher Education or related employment adding depth, sophistication and synthesis. There is the opportunity to explore an area of specialist study and context. This leads to a substantial self-directed performing arts project for an appropriate audience. Successful completion of the course leads to Higher Education study such as the Foundation Degree in Performing Arts.

What you'll study

The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts is a broad diagnostic course giving you an overview of different perspectives and approaches within performing arts or related subjects of study or work. You will develop the ability to research, analyse and evaluate relevant information in order to develop creative solutions to complex problems. You will learn how to use practical methods and skills for creative production for appropriate audiences whilst being able to review their effectiveness for further improvement. You will also begin to take responsibility for the research, planning, time management and actions necessary to access progression opportunities in Higher Education or related work. On successful completion of the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts you will be in a position to progress to Higher Education study in an area related to performing arts. Alternatively, you may progress to entry-level employment in the performing arts sector.
Unit Aim – To provide students with an opportunity to enter into a more formal dialogue of personal interrogation and diagnosis designed to identify strengths, enthusiasms and ambitions within a specific pathway, and to develop the requisite artistic, professional and vocational skills necessary for progression within their chosen disciplines.
Unit Aim – To prepare students, through a process of research, dialogue, reflection and evaluation, to identify and prepare for specific higher education or employment progression routes appropriate to their ambitions. The unit will enable the student to demonstrate the requisite practical, intellectual and communication skills necessary for progression.

This unit is designed to enable students to understand a range of critical and contextual perspectives and approaches influencing performing and production arts. Students will demonstrate their understanding through a personal research project in an area of interest, preparing them for the direction of their final project.

Unit Aim – To provide an opportunity for students to engage in an extended activity related to their discipline of choice. The unit will enable students to take responsibility for their learning by responding positively to the greater opportunities for individual expression and creativity, and to demonstrate their achievement through proposing and realising a project which integrates the skills, knowledge and understanding acquired throughout the course.

  • The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts is a broad diagnostic course giving you an overview of different perspectives and approaches within performing arts or related subjects of study or work. You will develop the ability to research, analyse and evaluate relevant information in order to develop creative solutions to complex problems. You will learn how to use practical methods and skills for creative production for appropriate audiences whilst being able to review their effectiveness for further improvement. You will also begin to take responsibility for the research, planning, time management and actions necessary to access progression opportunities in Higher Education or related work. On successful completion of the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts you will be in a position to progress to Higher Education study in an area related to performing arts. Alternatively, you may progress to entry-level employment in the performing arts sector.
  • Unit Aim – To provide students with an opportunity to enter into a more formal dialogue of personal interrogation and diagnosis designed to identify strengths, enthusiasms and ambitions within a specific pathway, and to develop the requisite artistic, professional and vocational skills necessary for progression within their chosen disciplines.
  • Unit Aim – To prepare students, through a process of research, dialogue, reflection and evaluation, to identify and prepare for specific higher education or employment progression routes appropriate to their ambitions. The unit will enable the student to demonstrate the requisite practical, intellectual and communication skills necessary for progression.
  • This unit is designed to enable students to understand a range of critical and contextual perspectives and approaches influencing performing and production arts. Students will demonstrate their understanding through a personal research project in an area of interest, preparing them for the direction of their final project.

  • Unit Aim – To provide an opportunity for students to engage in an extended activity related to their discipline of choice. The unit will enable students to take responsibility for their learning by responding positively to the greater opportunities for individual expression and creativity, and to demonstrate their achievement through proposing and realising a project which integrates the skills, knowledge and understanding acquired throughout the course.

Assessment

The Level 3 Extended Diploma is a practical, project-based, live-brief course supported by both practical performance and production and ongoing scrapbook assessment. The final major project of the course is externally moderated by University of Arts London.

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at a minimum of Grade C/4 including English and Mathematics and successful completion of the Performing Arts Level 3 Diploma or equivalent.

English and/or Mathematics will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at grade 4 or above in these subjects when you start your course.

How to apply

Apply at bradfordcollege.ac.uk/apply

Work experience

Work experience and enrichment opportunities are embedded into the timetable to ensure that the course is both diverse and CV enhancing to prepare learners with industry-based experience work in the creative industries.

Our links include but are not limited to – The Royal Shakespeare Company, Dance United, Bradford Council.

Careers and skills

Next steps

On successful completion of the course at Extended Diploma level you will be in a position to progress to a Higher Education level course or you may progress directly into employment roles in the creative industries.

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Tuition fees

If you are aged 19+ and studying a Further Education Course at Bradford College, you may have to pay course fees. Course fees are dependent on the number of hours and which course is being taken. Actual costs can be obtained from our team. Email: enrolment@bradfordcollege.ac.uk. https://www.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/study/adult-students/fees

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