• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Student
    Support

Course Overview

The Level 2 Diploma in Performing and Production Arts is a one year course equivalent to 4 GCSE grades A-C, designed to introduce you to the skills needed to become a professional performer/teacher.

Level 2 Performing and Production Arts is an exciting course where you will develop your skills through practical performance workshops rehearsal and live performance. You will be given the opportunity to expand your horizons within the field of Performing and Production Arts including dance skills, acting skills and singing skills.

Level
Level 2
Duration
1 year full-time
Awarding Body
UAL
Course Fees
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Units and Structure

The course is made up of 9 units building skills within both Performing and Production arts leading to performance based assessments throughout the year.

  • Unit 1: Introduction to Performance
  • Unit 2: Introduction to Production
  • Unit 3: Communicating with an Audience
  • Unit 4: Staging a Performance
  • Unit 5: Contextual research for Performance and Production
  • Unit 6: Performance skills and Practice
  • Unit 7: Production skills and Practice
  • Unit 8: Personal Project and Presentation
  • Unit 9: Producing and Performing to an Audience

In addition to your course you will be expected to attend regular tutorials.

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

  • No formal qualifications needed however level 1 English is advisable
  • Some experience within performing arts
  • All applicants must attend an interview and audition
  • All applicants must complete an initial assessment in Maths and English.

For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


EU students: From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

Tutors and Student Support

Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.
Perform in professionally staged shows through the year

Student Comment

Level 2 Performing and Production Arts is an amazing experience that gives you all the qualities needed to succeed in later stages such as Level 3. The Level 2 gives you a foundation of trust and chemistry with those you work with throughout the year and it is an incredible starting point for anyone wanting to get into performing arts.

Graham Ball Performing and Production Arts Level 2
 

Progression and Employment

Opportunities exist to enter the performing arts industry within holiday camps and animation team activities, film and TV extra work and various roles within light entertainment industry, but further training would be recommended to achieve employment in many professional job roles. Many learners will progress onto degree level courses at University or Stage School. Past learners have successfully secured places at Urdang, Northern ballet, Tiffany Theatre College and LIPA.

 

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Want to apply for this course?

You'll need to have:

  • No formal qualifications needed however level 1 English is advisable
  • Some experience within performing arts
  • All applicants must attend an interview and audition
  • All applicants must complete an initial assessment in Maths and English.

For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


EU students: From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

Application & Enrolment

To apply for this course, please complete our online application form or download a printable form.

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