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Performing and Production Arts UAL Level 3 Diploma

This study programme will equip you with dance skills across a range of disciplines including Ballet, Contemporary and Jazz, focussing on Commercial and Hip Hop Dance. Developed in association with one of the UK’s first Hip Hop Dance colleges, this course focusses on creating employable, diverse dancers. As well as Dance Performance, you will also develop choreographic skills, enabling you to explore a wider aspect of the dance world.

You will work alongside industry professionals from the West End and Commercial Dance world to develop your skills both as a performer and as a professional. This course will be approximately 25 contact hours a week, taking place over 5 days.


Entry requirements

To begin this study programme you will need... 

Duration: 2 Years 

  • 4 GCSEs at grades 9-4 ideally including English and maths 
  • Performing & Production Arts at Level 2 


  • Entry will also be subject to participation in an audition where you will be required to perform a two minute dance routine in a style of your choice.

Course content

During the study programme you will study a range of dance techniques, focussing on Commercial and Hip Hop Dance.

You will also study academic units that will develop your analytical skills, as well as your understanding of the performing arts industries including self-promotion, CV writing other skills needed as a freelancer, all enabling you to become an employable dance professional.

All of our technique classes are banded, meaning that you will be working with dancers at your level and ensuring that you are being challenged.

Additional Technique Classes:

  • Commerical Dance
  • Hip Hop
  • Locking
  • Popping
  • Whacking
  • Jazz Dance
  • Ballet
  • Tap
  • Contemporary Dance

  • English and maths:
    If you don't already have GCSE English and maths grade 9-4 (A*-C), we will work with you to help you develop your maths and English skills. 
  • Work experience
  • Personal development skills, study skills and employability skills 
  • Additional vocational learning and qualifications


Performing and Production Arts UAL Level 3 Diploma


  • English and maths qualifications if required. 

You can also gain up to 168 UCAS points. 

Further study and career options

On successful completion of this study programme you could progress on to the Performing Arts (Performance Pathway) HND here at the College or a specialist dance school in your chosen area to further develop your career prospects. This study programme also attracts up to 420 UCAS points towards entry on to a degree-level course.

Additional information

To take part in this course there will be an additional fee of:

  • £100 for trips, visits and competition entries
  • PSAD T-shirt, ballet leotard and jazz leotard at approximately £80. Students can provide their own ballet shoes and tights or purchase them from PSAD
  • You may be required to purchase specialist uniforms, equipment or books
Funding information

All full-time Level 1 and Level 2 courses are now FREE for everyone, whatever their age. If you are looking to study a Level 3 qualification, courses are still free if you’re under 19 or 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. If you’re over 23 or studying a second Level 3 qualification, you will need to pay a fee. Find out more on our financial support page at

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Find out more at You can also pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable.

Course Information & How to Apply

To apply online, select the 'Apply' button below. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen.

LengthStart DateFees per yearLocationCourse Code
2 years 13/09/2021 Launch our fee calculatorFree if 16-18yrs. Are you 19+?
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Cauldwell Street BAL619

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Additional formats
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