Performing and Production Arts Diploma Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This course is practical in nature and suitable for students considering pathways into the performing or production arts industry.

The Level 2 Diploma in Performing and Production Arts provides skills within all aspects of the three disciplines of dance, acting and singing as well as learning vital skills in producing performances with lighting, sound and stage management.

You will also have opportunities to develop skills in creativity and performance, audition preparation and professional training in each discipline.

All students study a combination of units to give a broad introduction to the many aspects within performing and production arts. These include:

  • Staging a performance
  • Performance skills and practice
  • Production skills and practice
  • Communicating with an audience

You have the opportunity to attend a variety of live performances and trips. Previous students visited New York, London and Disneyland Paris.

Assessment Methods

Assessment is through coursework based on assignments set in each unit. Assignments involve performance projects, individual research, group work and project work. On successful completion of the course, you will be awarded an overall Distinction, Merit or Pass grade.

Progression Options

  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Production Arts and Live Events
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Dance
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production

Previous students have also been employed by organisations within the performance arts industry or gone on to teaching qualifications.

Course Summary

Course Title Performing and Production Arts Diploma Level 2
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 2 (A* to E) range including English, or an appropriate Level 1 qualification. Dance, drama, music or expressive arts subjects would be an advantage, as well as performance experience in or out of school. Entry is subject to a successful interview and audition.

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I’ve gained so much confidence and I know this is what I want to do in the future. It’s an outstanding course and I’d recommend it to anyone who wants to go into the performing arts industry, it prepares you and makes you feel ready for the next step.

Harriet Cameron - Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts

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