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Creative and Performing Arts (Performing and Creating) (Level 3 Diploma / Extended Diploma)

Performing Arts

Course Overview

This exciting course provides an exceptional opportunity for anyone drawn to the world of theatre. You will explore the back-stage and on-stage disciplines of theatre. With a strong emphasis on personal creativity, the course provides a unique view of performance and production. It is a rewarding alternative to the traditional ‘A’ Level route. Equivalent to 3 ‘A’ Levels, it links theoretical preparation in lectures and workshops with practical classes. Based on the idea of repertory theatre, students undertake public performances and musical / dance showcases. Students have been prize winners in the Northern Ireland Inter College Performing Arts Competitions. The course is based in the Foyle Theatre complete with dressing rooms, costume store, stage craft and property workshops. AV equipment are of the highest professional standard. Whether working back-stage or performing onstage, you will gain an invaluable insight into the world of theatre and develop professional skills in both public performance and technical support.
  • Start Date
    2 Sept 2024
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Campus
    Strand Road

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: Rockschool Ltd (RSL) Level 3 Diploma / Extended Diploma Creative and Performing Arts (Performing and Creating)
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 02/09/2024

Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road

Course Modules

  • Elizabethan or Jacobean Theatre
  • Performance Preparation
  • Final Production
  • Planning for a Career in Creative and Performing Arts
  • Set Design
  • Vocal Techniques - Music
  • Voice Over Acting
  • Stage Management
  • Dance Techniques and Performance
  • Audition Techniques
  • Musical Theatre Performance
  • Acting for Camera
  • Theatre in Education
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

4 GCSEs (Grade C or above) or equivalent (e.g. Level 2 Diploma in Music) plus satisfactory standard achieved at mandatory audition/ interview.

ROI Requirements

4 OLCs (Grade 05 or above); OR Leaving Cert Applied – Merit or equivalent (e.g. level 2 diploma) plus satisfactory standard achieved at mandatory audition/ interview.

Additional Requirements Prior to Entry

Interview Required

Work Placement


What's Next?

Further Study

This course will develop your skills and insights to support potential progress to HND or university level in related fields.

Career Prospects

This course will provide you with an opportunity to gain a qualification and skills which can lead to working in the industry in a variety of careers.


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    My lecturers have been so supportive and helpful, the course modules are enjoyable and there's plenty of opportunities for students.
    Annie McCafferty (Access in Combined Studies)
  • Image of Katelyn McShane (Business)
    The College offers so many great opportunities and experiences. I got to study in Atlanta, Georgia as part of my course and now I'm employed as a full-time Business Analyst with NWRC's Business Support Centre.
    Katelyn McShane (Business)
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