Performing and Production Arts UAL Level 3 SCQF Level 6

What is special about this course?

The University of the Arts London Level 3 Diploma in Performing and Production Arts 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. 

Delivered by Out of the Darkness Theatre Company, Elgin’s professional theatre organisation, there will be a priority and emphasis on the discipline of Musical Theatre, with elements of dance, singing and acting.
The Diploma provides an opportunity for you to explore the performing arts, develop and test your creativity within a qualification structure which is stimulating, demanding and provides a supportive transition from general to more specialised study.

UAL Diploma in Performing and Production Arts

Special features

  • Project-based learning
  • Delivered by an active and recognised theatre company in the industry
  • Varied curriculum across voice, movement and acting
  • UAL Awarding body, prestige and reputation
  • Performing and community-facing learning opportunities

Entry requirements

Two National 5’s, preferably one in English, plus an audition with members of staff from Out of the Darkness Theatre Company.

Applications are encouraged from mature students and individuals who do not possess formal qualifications but have the skills to meet the academic demands of the course.

Course content includes:

  • Principles of performance
  • Engaging with an audience
  • Introduction to professional practice
  • Critical and contextual awareness
  • Production skills and context
  • Performance skills and context
  • Preparation for specialist study
  • Collaborative performance project


Comfortable clothes and training shoes for practical sessions.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

You will be taught by a blended learning approach including online, self-led, group work and performance.

How long will my course last?

1 Year

3 days a week - classes will be delivered between 9am-5pm

Where can I study my course?

    • Moray College UHI

Start date

August 2021


The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances there are a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to fund your college studies.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On successful completion of the course you can progress onto further study:

  • HNC Acting and Performing
  • HNC Musical Theatre
  • BA (Hons) Drama and Production

Please note that some courses might request a Higher English qualification over and above the Diploma.

Alternatively, you will have the skills to gain employment in freelance performing and production roles or organisational positions including formal education and community engagement.

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