RSL Level Two Diploma in Creative and Performing Arts

Dreaming of being the next big hit in the West End or on TV? Or maybe you prefer to stay out of the limelight? This course includes everything from how to choreograph and perform to writing and directing. Whatever your interest in performance this course can help you achieve success in this exciting industry. This course covers all aspects of the performing arts, through a wide-ranging programme that ensures each student has the opportunity to explore key areas of performance, before deciding on a specialist route to follow. 

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?

  • Stage management
  • Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre
  • Dance technique and performance
  • Final production
  •  Planning for a career in the creative and performing arts
  • Acting for the camera
  •  Vocal technique – music (singing)

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 RSL 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 Autumn Part-time Prospectus 2019 Full-time Course Guide