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Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts

  • LEVEL 2

Course Overview

Arts and Culture is a significant contributor to the UK economy and the well-being and education of people. By studying a performing arts qualification, you will develop highly valued transferable skills to work in many aspects of the industry and beyond!

This study programme is highly practical where you participate in workshop performances, showcases and live performances. Our students learn about acting, voice, dance and movement alongside an exciting exploration of a wide range of performance styles and genres.

Course Code


End Date

Fri, 04 Jul 2025

Entry Requirements

For the 1 year Level 2 – Four GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English and maths.
For the 2 year Level 2 – Four GCSEs at grade 2 o...

Course information

Some example units include: Acting and devising skills; Voice: acting and singing; Performing scripted plays; Musical theatre performance; Dance/movement; Physical theatre; Site-specific performance.

1 Year (level 3 study route)
2 Years (employment or apprenticeship route)

You will learn through a combination of workshops, theory sessions, practical assignment work, rehearsals and regular reflective practice. To compliment your learning we organise a range of theatre trips.

Coursework is internally assessed. We assess in a variety of ways including written work, portfolio building, Q&A’s, presentations and rehearsal and live productions.

Level 2 Diploma in Performing & Production Arts

Our Level 2 students undertake 2 weeks industry placement. You will be well-prepared to go out into the world of work and to a destination suited to your individual progression.

You will also get to work on live projects with cross-college departments and external community groups across the year as part of our professional development sessions.

Progression onto the Level 3 Performing Arts qualification (depending upon overall grade, attendance, skill and English and maths results) or an apprenticeship or entry-level job in the creative industries.

What careers can this course lead onto?

Actor, Dancer, Musician; Broadcasting, Arts Journalism and Media; Director, Composer, Choreographer; Props Maker, Costume & Wardrobe; Stage Management; Teaching, Education Support.

Level 2

You will take part in live productions and this may involve evening and weekend rehearsal and performance time.

There is a trips and visits fee payable at enrolment, this covers the initial cost of three trips (theatre ticket and travel) to see a range of work suited to your studies.

You will need to supply your own personal stationery that includes: notebooks/journals, pens, pencils etc.

You will need comfortable, loose rehearsal wear and trainers for workshop and rehearsal days. This should include a collection of black only clothing (no brands or logos please) plus jazz shoes and character shoes.

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