Level 2 Award and Diploma in Performing & Production Arts

The Level 2 Diploma in Performing & Production Arts has been designed to provide students with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to progress to further study and training in a range of performing and production arts subjects, including acting, singing, dancing, musical theatre, lighting design, prop design, stage management, directing and others. The qualification has been designed for students who have an interest in the performing and production arts, often a specific discipline such as acting or lighting design, who wish to explore and extend this interest via a full-time, immersive learning experience. Many students will have identified a specific career in the creative industries that they wish to progress to (eg production manager, stage manager, dancer etc), using this qualification as a starting point.

This course is available as part of a full-time study programme for 16 to 18 year olds, and as a part time course for adults aged 19 and over.  Please ask learner services for details.

What will I study?

  • Introduction to performance
  • Introduction to production
  • Communicating with an audience
  • Staging a performance
  • Contextual research for performance and production
  • Performance skills and practice
  • Production skills and practice
  • Personal project and presentation
  • Producing and performing to an audience (Level 2)

How will I be assessed?

This course is assessed through practical activities and written coursework depending on the subject matter. Coursework and practical assessments are based on realistic workplace situations and live assignments where appropriate.

Entry requirements

  • Four GCSEs grade D/3 or above to include English
  • Or level one diploma
  • Or introductory diploma
  • Or NVQ level one
  • Or equivalent

 

What next?

You could progress on to the Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Creative and Performing Arts.

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide 2019 Full-time Course Guide 2020 Spring Part-time course guide