Acting Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma

23092W1 | School for the Arts, Wigan
Start Date | 03/08/2019
Time/Day | FULL TIME

Is this course for me?

Do you have a love for drama? Is your dream to work in theatre, television or film? Have you got lots of energy, imagination and a story to tell? If so the stage is set for you to start working towards your chosen career.

What will I study?

This is an exciting, practical based course that will give you the opportunity to learn performance skills and styles. You will work in our specialist facilities and produce both small and large scale projects taking on the role of physical theatre performer, actor, director or a member of the technical production team. You will watch professional shows, take part in workshop, write scripts, design costumes, build sets, create music and lights and much more.

How long is the course?

Full time for two academic years

How will I be assessed?

You will be set exciting tasks for a series of work related projects, assessed by tutors and external examiners. The majority of these will be practical, others will involve project journals and performance reviews.

What qualifications do I need?

A minimum of 5 A*-C / 9-4 GCSE subjects or equivalent including maths or English. You will need to successfully pass an audition.

What can I progress onto?

Higher National Diploma in Performance at the College. Alternatively you could choose to study a variety of performance courses at university.

Other Information

You will gain experience for employment in the entertainment industry. You will build self confidence, group working and organisational skills that are transferable to any business sector. If you are 16 18 years old, you may be eligible for our FREE bus pass. Find out more at

Course Fees

16-18 Year Olds 19+ year olds Do I have to pay for my course?
FREE £7185.00 3F

Exam Fee

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Course fees shown are per annum (unless indicated otherwise). Courses lasting longer than one year, fees will be payable per year.

If you need advice on any financial support that may be available to you, please contact us on or phone 01942 761111

Wigan & Leigh College endeavours to ensure that the information provided in this publication is accurate at the time of going to publication. All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time. The College cannot accept liability arising out of such changes or connected to such changes, however it will undertake to minimise disruption to students.

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