Perfomring Arts (Acting) — Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma

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Course Content
You will work with specialist practitioners to study contemporary theatre performance, voice and the actor, film and television acting, physical theatre, classical theatre performance, the practice of directing for theatre, and script writing.
The Level 3 Acting course gives you the opportunity to study a wide variety of subjects with some of the leading practitioners within the industry. Whether working in our rehearsal rooms, theatre or HD TV studio you will be an active member of the leading Level 3 Acting course in the North West of England.
What will I learn?
Covering everything from Ancient Greek Theatre to the world of the latest unexplored performance areas, via a route that takes in Physical theatre, Shakespeare, Filming, Voice and Contemporary, the Level 3 Acting course at COLC is recognised by some of the finest Drama Schools and Universities in the country for its outstanding teaching and the calibre of the students it produces.
The mixture of lessons across an intensive two years includes:
Contemporary Theatre Performance
Voice and the Actor
Film and Television Acting
Physical Theatre
Classical Theatre Performance
The Practice of Directing for Theatre
Script Writing
Alongside these you will have constant acting classes to develop your performance skills, training within the world of Performing Arts Business as well as the opportunity to spend a year working in a small group with a dedicated theatre director to create a professional show which will enjoy a run on one of the largest stages in Liverpool. You will also spend time working one to one with a Director to prepare the audition speeches you will need to take your next steps.
During your time with us you will have the opportunity to take part in trips to theatres to see some of the most exciting new performance pieces in the country and take part in Masterclasses led by industry professionals. You will come with us to visit the West End of London on a two day experience to see the shows you’ve heard so much about and take part in workshops at such institutes such as The Globe Theatre, The Young Vic and Pineapple Studios.
Taught by a dedicated staff body who have worked at some of the leading performance organisations both Nationally and Internationally, the Level 3 Diploma in Acting is the course for anyone who is serious about a lifelong, exciting and fulfilling career in Theatre and Television Performance.


Edexcel BTec Level 3 90 Credit Diploma Acting.
Edexcel BTec Level 3 Extended Diploma Acting.

This course leads to...

Over the last decade the Level 3 Acting course has been recognised as one of the leading training establishments by some of the most respected Drama Schools and Universities in the country.

Our Acting HNC

Within the last year our students have appeared in leading roles in Casualty, Waterloo Road, Misfits, Fresh Meat and Doctor Who.

Entry Requirements

To study on the Level 3 students will need five GCSE’s at Grade 4-9/A-C to include either English or Maths.
In your audition you will take part in a workshop and be expected to have learned a monologue you can perform for us. This must be from a published play and cannot be downloaded from the internet.

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Course ID: 157813

Course Year: 19/20

Course Duration: 2 Years


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent), you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

24 years old or over or 19-23 and have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent) at the start of the course? Fees are payable, but you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your course. Find out more at, or contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

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