Level 3 Performing Arts (Acting – 2 Years)

Careers, Not Just Courses.

In 2019, 100% of our Performing Arts students passed their qualification.

By training with Duende Theatre Company you will develop a diverse and varied range of acting and performance skills. You will build confidence in your abilities as a 'thinking actor' as well as a deeper understanding of the actor's role within different performance contexts.

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Key facts

  • Start date: September
  • Duration: Full-time, 2 year course.
  • Location: Melton
  • Fees: This course is fully funded for school leavers. Adult Learners are welcome to apply.

Your future

Learners may wish to progress onto our Performing Arts Degree course, which is delivered in partnership with the University of East Anglia. Click here to read more about Performing Arts Degree courses at BMC.

Alternatively, students may wish to progress directly into employment within the Performing Arts industry. Many of our past students have gone on to undertake a wide range of roles within the performing arts and theatre industry, gaining employment with prestigious companies across the globe.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE’s at Grade C/4 or above including English OR Level 2 Performing Arts and Level 1 Functional Skills.

Entry onto the course is subject to a successful audition.


Many students have gone on to ‘DramaUK’ accredited Drama Schools, universities, or directly into employment.  Previous students have successfully gained places at East 15, Mountview, AADA (New York and LA), Arden School of Theatre and Birmingham School of Acting.  Others have successfully gained employment with BBC (Silk, Silent Witness), Channel 4 (Skins), HBO (Camelot) and the Disney Channel.


  • Film, TV and Radio
  • Classical Theatre
  • Contemporary Theatre
  • Pantomime
  • Company Performance

Skills and techniques

  • Devising Plays
  • Physical Theatre
  • Acting Styles and Practitioners
  • Audition Techniques
  • Theatre for Children
  • Rehearsing and Performing

English and Maths

English and Maths are very important for you during your studies and beyond. The Government has introduced new standards which mean that employers will be looking for these skills when you enter the workplace. BMC is committed to ensuring that our students leave us with everything they need to reach their goals and meet the expectations of the industry.

If you are under 19 and narrowly miss the English and/or Maths requirements of your course, don’t worry – BMC can offer you a suitable course at another level and you can take GCSE English or Maths alongside it. Learners will not be expected to take both GCSE English and GCSE Maths in the same year.

If you are under 19 and miss the English and/or Maths entry requirements of your course by more than one grade, BMC offers Functional Skills, an effective method to improve literacy and numeracy, for up to two hours per week.

Visit Us

If you like what you’ve seen so far, why not come along to our next Melton Campus Open Event?

This is a fantastic way for you to get a feel for what it’s like to be a student at BMC. You will get to meet our industry-expert teaching staff, tour our fantastic facilities and find out everything you need to know about courses at BMC.

For a list of our upcoming events, click here.

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