Level 2 Diploma in Performing and Production Arts (UAL)


This course provides a wide-ranging opportunity to begin to develop and expand your skills in the performing arts. Across a packed year and nine units you will study acting, dance and singing and make use of the skills you develop in a series of exciting public performances. You will work from scripts and may also devise some of your performances. The course is an exciting journey fusing song, dance, acting and your imagination in a celebration of your potential and the diversity of talent in your company.

Course Content - What will I learn?

The emphasis is on working as a professional theatre company. You will take responsibility for all aspects of your performances including costume, make-up, lighting and sound. You will perform scripted work, devised work, dance work and musical theatre work to a variety of audiences both in college and some outside. On the academic side you will be encouraged to explore the theory behind your practical work so that you know how to use your practical skills in the real world.

Am I right for the course?

If you are passionate about performing and you have a burning desire to get better at it then this is the course for you.

A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 9 – 3 including a grade 4 in either maths or English and a Level 1 qualification.

Assessment is Project-Led, each project will begin with an assignment that lays out precisely what you need to do in terms of practical work, research and reflection to achieve success. This means that as well as being assessed practically you will also carry out research work and create journals and evaluations of your practical work so that your thought processes and developing critical skills can also be assessed.

You will also be following an embedded course of Functional Skills English, a GCSE equivalent qualification that with develop your general skills with language, written, spoken and read. You will also undertake a Level 2 short course in Health & Safety.

The course team consists of experienced performers who are also expert teachers. Each has professional experience in their respective fields; dance, drama and singing.

What Next?

Many learners on this course progress onto the Level 3 UAL Extended Diploma in Performing and Production Arts within Oaklands College.

You can also use your qualification to pursue a Level 3 course in a different subject or elsewhere. Or you might want to go out to work.

Our aim is to give our students the space to flourish as a performer, but also to provide the skills needed to work in this industry.

Potential careers:

  • Actor
  • Dancer
  • Choreographer
  • Singer
  • Stage Manager
  • Theatre Director
  • Teacher



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16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.

Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.

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