Dance and Musical Theatre (Performing and Production Arts) Level 3 Extended Diploma

Ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary - whatever your dance style, you can learn and develop yourself to gear towards your dream job with us.

The UAL Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Performing and Production Arts, with a focus on Dance and Musical Theatre is designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills, and understanding necessary to access and progress to degree-level study or employment in the performing arts.



On completion of the Extended Diploma, students could move into a variety of different pathways.

The following are examples of what our past Guildford College Performing Arts students are doing now:

  • Studying for a dance/ musical theatre degree at either a university or a vocational dance school.
  • Training to be a musical theatre performer at vocational schools such as Bird College, Urdang, London Studio Centre, Performance Preparation Academy and Millennium, or to be a contemporary dancer and choreographer at places such as London Contemporary Dance School, Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance and Northern School of Contemporary Dance.
  • Studying for an Acting Degree or Performance Diploma at Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, Academy of Live and Recorded Arts, Mountview and Guildford School of Acting.
  • Performing and teaching after further training at universities including Middlesex, Kingston and Chichester.
  • Many students have performed in music videos, as actors, extras, backing dancers for live concerts, on cruise ships and in touring musical and dance productions.
  • Training and working in the fitness industry.
  • Modelling.
  • Freelance education work in UK and abroad.
  • Directing their own company, such as Guildford Fringe.
  • Arts administration.
  • Dance development worker or community dance artist.

At least four GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or above, including maths and English Language.

All applicants will need to provide evidence of their previous musical experience, either with recorded examples (MP3, YouTube and Soundcloud are all acceptable examples) or an audition, as well as providing their most recent school report.

Explore your career progression options

If you are considering applying for this programme, why not explore your potential career progression routes using our handy tool.

You can explore live job vacancies, next level qualifications and apprenticeship standards in your local area. Not only this but you can also watch videos of real people talking about their experiences of working in your specific industry or occupation of interest.

Why not visit us at an Open Event and find out more about this pathway.

Why Guildford College?

  • Clear routes of progression with qualifications ranging from foundation level to degree level!
  • Industry experienced teaching staff give you the responsibility and independence you need to take charge of your own future.
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