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Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts

With this course, you will explore a variety of performance genres, have the chance to meet professionals working in the industry, as well as visiting theatres and dance venues.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and will take one year to complete.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover the following:

  • Explore various performance genres and the industry as a whole
  • Develop knowledge of practitioners in the industry
  • Devise your own performance
  • Develop your physical skills
  • Take part in a musical showcase

How is it assessed?

Much of the assessment will be of a practical nature through performance and class-based development work. This is supported by written assignments.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have five GCSEs at grade 3 (equivalent to grade D) or above, including English and preferably drama.

English and maths forms an important part of your future, ensuring you achieve the best success in your chosen career. As part of your study programme, you will work towards achieving your qualifications in English and maths.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2018), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please click here.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Once you have successfully completed this course, you will have the opportunity to enhance your skills and knowledge at a more advanced level with the 3 diploma.

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Why study Performing Arts with us?

Industry Experience

Our tutors have extensive industry experience and a real passion for performing arts.

Creative Atmosphere

You’ll be taught in an energetic and creative atmosphere with support from peers and tutors.

Professional Links

We have strong links with local and national performing arts professionals and organisations.

Progression Routes

Progress onto university, drama school or into a successful career in the industry.

Live Productions

You’ll perform live productions in our indoor theatre and bespoke outdoor amphitheater.

Strong Partnerships

We work in partnership with the Heart of Glass, The Citadel Arts Centre and The Theatre Royal.