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Who is the course for

Diploma = 1 year

Extended diploma = 2 years

If you love dance and the performing arts, this course is for you. You will develop skills as a performer and will gain the qualifications necessary to enter higher education or work in the industry.

Course Content

Acting pathway - course units include:

  • Acting technique
  • Vocal skills
  • National Theatre Connections tour
  • Drama improvisation
  • Musical theatre
  • Singing
  • Physical theatre
  • Classical theatre
  • Contemporary theatre
  • Movement skills
  • Stage combat
  • Radio techniques.

Dance pathway - course units include:

  • Ballet technique
  • Contemporary dance
  • Urban
  • Jazz
  • Dance improvisation and choreography
  • Group and individual repertoire
  • Musical theatre
  • Acting technique
  • Vocal skills.

Study Methods

For each project and its content will be clearly outlined by your tutor in the form of a brief. In a vocational context, that aims to replicate and prepare you for real life situations in the industry, you will be assessed through rehearsals, practical performances and written coursework. You will also be expected to independently research and rehearse towards performances and projects.

How is the course assessed

This course is modular with assessments that involve performances each term and coursework that aids progression and development throughout the programme.

Where next - Further Studies

Level 5 HND or undergraduate degree.

Where next - Job Opportunities

Successful students can go on to work in the industry: performer (stage/TV), choreographer, teacher of performing arts, dance administrator, entertainer.

More Information

For further information, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team on 01895 853333 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last updated: 30 June 2016

How to Apply

To apply for a course choose one of these methods:

  • Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
  • Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to:

Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.

When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.

Hayes Campus: Course Starting Mon 05 September 2016

Starts: 05/09/2016

Duration: 1 Year(s)

Where: Hayes Campus

When: Monday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00