Our one-year UAL Level 4 Professional Diploma is a FREE course for 18+ year-olds, that provides a professionally-focused, industry-based qualification for moving into Acting/Performing Arts work or onto further study.
The course specialises in providing actor, theatre and screen acting training that is diverse, relevant, and current. The teaching staff have strong links with the film and theatre industry.
You will develop physical and vocal performance and creative skills as well as explore a range of acting and performance techniques. Making creative work as part of a company will be an integral part of the programme, as will regular input from external practitioners and experts, giving you a comprehensive understanding of this industry.
You will also take performance work out on tour to different communities and will perform work that is responsive to current local, national and global issues. You will be supported to enhance your individual characteristics and develop your talents so that you are fully prepared to present yourself to the professional industry.
The course is project-based.
You will do several creative and performance projects over the one-year period of the course. The Skills Projects will focus on developing voice, movement/dance, presentation and screen acting skills. The two larger Production Projects will focus on devising your own work for different audiences and a full-scale professional performance in our N7 Theatre venue.
You will need:
We also consider applicants with no formal qualifications.
Applicants also need to attend an audition.
As this is a project-based course, the assessment will be in the form of coursework presented in practical performances and through creative portfolios.
You will receive feedback on all your assessments. The feedback presented is individualised to ensure that each student progresses to the best of their potential.
The course is FREE for most students, but this is dependent on employment status and eligibility.
The course prepares you for work in the performing arts industry in areas such as musical theatre, theatre, TV and film.
Students can also progress on to a drama school or university degree programme.