Performing Arts Diploma Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This practical course will be of interest to those with a keen interest and some experience in the performing arts.

The course gives a fuller introduction to subjects related to performing arts. It is made up of units that develop practical performance skills in acting, dance and singing. In addition, you will also learn about the performing arts industry.

The Diploma is made up of different units which may include:

· Developing acting skills and techniques

· Jazz dance

· Devising drama

· Solo musical performance

· Working as a musical ensemble

Assessment Methods

Assessments take place in a variety of methods and are continuous throughout the course. They include written and practical assignments, performance projects, group and individual project work and research.

Progression Options

On successful completion of the course you could progress to a related Extended Diploma course, subject to a merit or distinction profile and interview. Alternatively, you may choose to move into employment at junior level in the entertainment and leisure industries.

Course Summary

Course Title Performing Arts Diploma Level 2
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the A* to E or 9 to 2 range, or a relevant
Level 1 qualification at Merit grade or above. Dance, Drama, Music or Expressive
Arts and Performing Arts experience out of school would be an advantage. You
will be required to attend an 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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