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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
    31 Aug 2021
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Campus
    Strand Road

Important Message

Applications/Enrolment now Closed for this year

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: 31/08/2021

Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road
Two young female students walking and laughing together

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 Katie Curry
    The variety of subjects and the freedom to explore various themes and projects have helped me find my love for contemporary 3D work and sculpture. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is serious about studying Art & Design. School can’t give you the hands-on experience this course does. It has prepared me for University and helped me achieve my dream of going to Glasgow School of Art!
    Katie Curry
  • Image of Jordan Downey (former Student Union President)
    I now have the opportunity to progress to University and achieve my chosen degree in only two years due to the preparation I received here at NWRC.
    Jordan Downey (former Student Union President)

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