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.
- Four GCSEs grade D/3 or above to include English
- Or level one diploma
- Or introductory diploma
- Or NVQ level one
- Or equivalent
Interviews for full time courses starting in September are postponed, but don't worry - applicants will instead be given a formal offer of a place on a suitable course. Other entry requirements still apply.
Where you meet the entry requirements for your chosen course you will be accepted.
Where you do not meet the entry requirements for your chosen course, we guarantee you a place on a suitable alternative. See How to Apply for further details.
You could progress on to the Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Creative and Performing Arts.
For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.