East Durham College

OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts

East Durham College
In Peterlee

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Important information

Typology A Level
Location Peterlee
  • A Level
  • Peterlee

Job opportunities after this course:
Completion of this programme would give the learner a Level 3 OCR Extended Diploma in Performing Arts. Progression could be into employment or an Apprenticeship. You will have exposure to a range of practical activities through workshops, rehearsals, performances and work experience to develop practical skills and build theoretical portfolios to prepare you for the next level of study.

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Willerby Grove, SR8 2RN, Durham, England
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Willerby Grove, SR8 2RN, Durham, England
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· Requirements

Entry requirements:
Five 9-4 grade GCSEs (including Maths and English).

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Course programme

Overview of the course:

The OCR Level 3 programmes are designed to help you extend your understanding of the Performing Arts Industry whilst developing your skills in dance, drama music and production; you will learn techniques as well as create your own performances. You will work on production projects and be involved in many activities both onsite and at external venues. Learners have the opportunity to perform on board the ferry to Holland, participate in the annual Community Pantomime and be made up as a zombie for the Zombie Apocalypse Halloween event. If you are passionate about working in the Arts, then this is the programme for you.


The programme is 'learner responsive' which means we build projects around the learners who have chosen this programme of study. You will be given guidance over the development of projects, which help you to develop independence. You will also participate in annual events, stage major productions and have the opportunity to see professional performances at venues in London and experience a different culture in Holland.

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Further study options after this course:
Progression for most learners after successful completion of the Extended Diploma is onto a Foundation Degree in Performing Arts or a BA (Hons) in Performing Arts / Dance / Drama / Music. Alternative choices include employment as a Performer, in Arts Administration or Production, either working for an employer or as a freelance artist.

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