OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma inPerforming Arts

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The course aims to provide you with a wide range of performing arts skills and experiences, including extra-curricular opportunities such as theatre trips, dance clubs and singing clubs.

You will explore employability skills such as working from a professional brief, building a portfolio, auditioning and accessing funding. You will also learn key skills in acting, dance, singing and in protecting your toolkit by keeping your body and voice healthy.

Course Content

The course aims to provide you with a wide-range of skills and experiences. Students also benefit from a range of extra-curricular opportunities such as role play (corporate training), theatre trips, dance and singing clubs. Throughout the course you will access our industry standard resources and spaces

Example Modules

Year 1

  • Prepare to Work in the Performing Arts Sector
  • Proposal for a Commissioning Brief
  • Influential Performance Practice
  • Improvisation
  • Health and Fitness for Performance
  • Acting Technique
  • Classical Theatre Performance
Year 2
  • Scriptwriting
  • Theatre Directing
  • Dance Appreciation
  • Singing Performance
  • Arts Administration
  • Original Performance

Assessment will be ongoing through assignments set throughout the year. You will be creating assignment evidence in written work, presentations etc. You will also be assessed in rehearsal and development, recording and performing. Your creative and investigative work throughout will be assessed. Staff will modify assessment evidence type in discussion with you to ensure that you have the best opportunity to succeed. Some units are externally assessed and these will be clearly identified to you. Externally assessed units often mix practical and academic evidence created under controlled conditions. Staff will discuss with you any additional assessment support that you may require and strive to ensure that all students are able to demonstrate their best work in all assessments.


All units and assessments are Work Related Learning and have a strong focus on employability and skills development. All Creative Arts students will complete 20 hours of work experience alongside their course. Students will have the opportunity to engage with professionals and industry throughout their studies.

Entry Requirements

  • 5 GCSEs or equivalent at Grade at 4 or above including English (and ideally Maths)
  • Progression from Level 2 NQF internally will require successful completion at Merit standard and improvement in Maths and/or English

Progression Opportunities

Students who successfully complete this course can progress on to:

  • HNC/D Dance at Loughborough College
  • Degree level study at university or Specialist Institution
  • Employment


Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.

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Key Facts


  • August 2020

Mode of Attendance:

  • Full Time



Course Duration:

2 Years

Programme Costs:

  • The fees for this course are currently being confirmed.

Please contact Student Recruitment for more information.

College Course Code:

  • 20/21RFH0011

Awarding Body:

Oxford Cambridge & RSA Examinations

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