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Performing Arts (Musical Theatre or Acting)

Vocational Level 3

Exam Board: Performing Arts (Musical Theatre or Acting) – OCR (Cambridge Technicals in Performing Arts)

  • The Performing Arts Level 3 Diploma is equivalent to two A Levels

Course Summary

This Diploma has two strands, Acting or Musical Theatre, which both give you the chance to explore and develop your practice whilst focusing on working in the industry. After studying the Performing Arts Level 3 Diploma you will have experience researching, developing and performing in a range of styles for numerous audiences.

Entry Requirements

  • GCSEs to include a minimum Grade 4 in English
  • An audition is required


This course has a mixture of:

  • Practical assessments
  • Coursework
  • Exams




  • Arts Administration
  • Proposal for a Commissioning Brief
  • Influential Performance Practice
  • Preparing to Work in the Performing Arts Sector


  • Singing Technique
  • Acting Technique
  • Dance Technique


  • Acting Technique
  • Classical Theatre
  • Combined Arts
  • Improvisation
  • Directing

Why choose this course?

  • Multiple large productions
  • Exceptional facilities, including the new state-of-the-art Rose Theatre
  • Visits from, and auditions with, top UK Drama Schools and Conservatoires hosted at Barton Peveril

Where might it lead?

The combination of practical and theoretical work leads students to a vast range of options after college. Students go on to study Performing Arts at Drama Schools and Universities, with a view to work within the industry.

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Tia Gibson

"Barton Peveril has a wonderful atmosphere and is a place where you can thrive and succeed. The teachers are reciprocative and want you to be the best version of yourself you can be. There are a plethora of courses you can take, each with their own skills to set you up for life, allowing you to reach your full potential and fulfil any academic and employment ambitions you may have for the future."

Read more about Tia and some of our other students.