Performing Arts Level 2 Diploma

Explore all aspects of the performing arts in this Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts.

Including: drama, dance, musical, theatre, staging, public performances, arts, administration and employment opportunities in this Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts.

If you are looking to get into drama school, work as a theatre professional, or go to university to study in the arts, then this is the course for you. The programme will develop your confidence through performances which enable you to express yourself fully.

You will develop your practical skills in drama, dance and the whole production process from technical theatre to performance. You will also be encouraged to develop analytical skills and acquire a broad knowledge of the way the performing arts business works. You will have the opportunity to participate in group productions. In addition, you will be encouraged to develop creative skills and strong organisational capabilities.

This one-year course enables you to do both by providing the perfect foundation year. This course focuses on three key areas:

  • Practical skills in the performing arts: You will be working alongside Level 3 Performing Arts students gaining the essential skills needed to thrive in this competitive industry.
  • Workskills and Employability: You will develop core skills in communication, project management and studentship. These skills will make you more employable and enable you to achieve on Level 3 if you choose to progress.
  • English and Maths: To maximise your employment and progression opportunities, you will retake English and Maths qualifications (if you did not achieve grade C or above at GCSE). In addition, the course team will mentor you at the end of the course to help you progress onto Level 3 or into employment.

Students on this course will be helped to develop practical performance skills using voice and movement to communicate effectively to an audience. You will also learn the importance of team work and self-discipline and gain confidence in interacting with others. These skills can be used not just in the performing arts industry but in many other areas of work.

You will undertake practical assignments performed in class and in public, small and large group projects and workshops.

You will need a minimum of three GCSEs at Grade 3 (D) or above, including English, and preferably maths. UAL/ BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Performing Arts.
If you do not have a GCSE Grade 4 (C) in GCSE English language and/or maths, you will be required to be working towards achieving these alongside your course.

We will also require your most recent school report.

If you are interested in a Level 2 programme and have alternative qualifications you would like us to consider, please contact us with your details.

Applicants will be invited to attend an audition and to complete an internal assessment.

All students will have their literacy and numeracy needs supported within the programme. 

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