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. It provides skills within all aspects of the three disciplines of dance, acting and singing as well as the vital skills needed when 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.

Units could include:

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

You are also able to attend a variety of live performances and trips, with previous students visiting 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

You could progress on to a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts, Production Arts and Live Events, Dance or Media. 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 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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My greatest achievement since joining the College has been gaining a place at my dream drama school, East 15. For me, this opportunity was just a fantasy before I came to College and I never thought it would happen, especially the first year auditioning.

Tasmin Tolley

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