Performing Arts

Qualification: Diploma
Level 2

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About this course

This course is an excellent introduction to a career working in performing arts. You will learn a variety of performance skills and techniques and put them into practice by performing to live audiences. You will also learn the skills and techniques required to produce a performance.

Full-time students aged 16-18 will follow a study programme at City College which includes:

  • The main subject qualification
  • Work experience which is effective, relevant, and includes careers fairs, site visits, guest speakers and introduces you to the expectations of the real demands of work
  • English and maths, where students have not yet achieved a GCSE grade A*-C/9-4 in these subjects by age 16
  • Additional activities, such as tutorials and work-related learning, to help further develop the personal skills relevant to your progression goals

    These four elements should combine to provide stretch and challenge to prepare you for progression to employment or further study.

Take a look at our Centre for Contemporary Arts Guide.

What you will learn
  • Historical context and classical theatre
  • Performance skills and techniques
  • Voice-over skills
  • Contemporary theatre
  • Audition skills and techniques
  • Developing production skills and techniques
  • Perform to an audience in a variety of productions
  • Professional 240 seat state-of-the-art theatre that can be adapted in size based on performances
  • Rehearsal and dance studios complete with bars and mirrors
  • Recording studio voice acting
  • State-of-the-art TV studio for screen acting
  • Fully equipped sound and lighting studio
  • Stage weapons for combat training
  • Costume and props room
  • Links with local theatres and entertainment businesses



Performing Arts Level 2 Assessment

Entry requirements
  • 4 GCSEs grades 9-3/A*-D (including English), or
  • Level 1 in Performing Arts (with Level 1 English)

You will be required to attend an interview and group workshop at the College prior to enrolling onto this course.

Dates, times & fees
Start Date Course Times Duration Campus Fees
02/09/19 1 year Main campus
What next?
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing or Production Arts
Additional information

Trips, visits & activities

  • Tour of theatres
  • Experience productions
  • Trip to a drama school fair
  • Work experience
  • Industry week activities