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Performing Arts

Courses starting September. Call 01539 814700 for details.

This course will introduce you to a wide range of theatre acting, dance and performance, and will provide opportunities for you to study at a higher level. You should have an active interest in the performing arts and be willing to work creatively as a member of a team. The programme draws together acting, dance and vocal skills through theatre-based projects and performances. A residential session, theatre visits and workshops are part of your course. You will be required to audition for this course.

This course aims to develop your skills in the performing arts for possible progression on to the Level 3 Diplomas in Performing Arts, Technical Theatre or Music.

All of our learners will be given support with their English and Maths skills where relevant to their main programme. Those students who have not yet achieved a ‘C’ grade at GCSE in these subjects will continue to work towards these important qualifications at a level suited to them.

Acting skills and techniques to perform contemporary and classical theatre through scripted plays. Improvisation techniques, development of physical and vocal skills for actors.

Dance styles and techniques, including contemporary and jazz for performance, working on choreographic skills and professional repertoire. Musical theatre through the ages and performance skills. Developing academic writing and careers in the performing arts and production arts.

Coursework, E-assessment, Portfolio of Evidence, Practical Assessment

This course will be part of a wider study programme, which may also include english & maths, work placement and additional studies.

How will I be assessed?


Next: Career Opportunities?

Career Opportunities

Dancer Actor Singer. Level 3 Courses in a related subject. Students usually progress on to Level 3 Diplomas in Performing Arts, Technical Theatre or Music.

Extended Diplomas are equivalent to up to three A levels at Grade A (420 Ucas points.)

Next: Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at grade A*-D, including English or Maths; or a Level 1 Diploma at Merit or Distinction. You will also be required to audition for this programme

Next: Fees

Adult fees


Please note: If you are an adult student you may be entitled to financial support to cover the cost of your course, dependent on your circumstances. Please contact Student Services on enquiries@kendal.ac.uk for details. More about Student Finance.

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