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Extended Creative and Performing Arts (Performing and Creating) (Level 3 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
    6 Sep 2021
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    35 Weeks
  • Campus
    Strand Road
  • Course Code
    Diploma: 601/8616/1 Ext Diploma: 601/8617/3

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: RSL Level 3 Diploma Creative and Performing Arts (Performing and Creating)
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 06/09/2021

Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road
  • Dates 06/09/2021 - 16/06/2023
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Course Modules

  • Performance preparation
  • Final production
  • Planning for a career in the creative and performing arts
  • Set design
  • Elizabethan or Jacobean theatre
  • Vocal techniques - music
  • Contemporary theatre
  • Voice over acting
  • Stage management
  • Dance techniques and performance
  • Audition techniques
  • Musical theatre performance (singing and acting)
  • Acting for camera
  • Theatre in education
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

4 GCSEs (Grade C or above); OR Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts.

ROI Requirements

4 OLCs (Grade 05 or above); OR Leaving Cert Applied – Merit; OR Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts.

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.


  • Image of Tipsudar Cochrane
    I progressed from NWRC directly into final year of a degree programme at Glasgow School of Art, along with my twin sister.
    Tipsudar Cochrane
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    I applied for a Higher Level Apprenticeship as it was a great opportunity to gain work experience and get paid while studying towards a professional qualification.
    Rebekah Glen

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