Where will this course lead?

The Level 2 Diploma programme is a vocational course covering all aspects of performance including devising, performing and professional practice. Delivered by experienced and specialised performing arts professionals you will be able to build upon your previous performance experience supporting your progression onto a Level 3 course or employment.

What will I study?

The course is made up of nine units. You will have weekly classes in acting, dance and singing, which will develop your technique as well as rehearsal and portfolio workshops for the completion of your units through performance projects. Previous performance projects include showcase performances, theatre in education and contemporary performances.

How will this course be delivered?

The majority of the programme is delivered through practical sessions, tutorials, rehearsal and performances. You are also required to complete written work for these projects, which includes research, presentations, reflections and evaluations on your process which demonstrates your understanding of the context, processes and subject matters being studied.

What qualifications will I get?

UAL Level 2 Diploma in Performing & Production Arts 

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is continuous and is linked to your rehearsing and production work as well as your portfolio. There are no exams on the course as you are continuously being assessed on both the practical and portfolio work.  Attendance and application in all areas is essential for successful completion.

How do I get a place on the course?

You will need to apply for the course either in College or on the College website. You will also need to attend a workshop day at the College where you will be required to participate in a workshop and present two previously prepared monologues.

What are the entry requirements?

You will need to have a least one of the following:
• 2 GCSEs at grade D / grade 3 or above, including English Language.  
• Level 1 qualification in a relevant vocational subject area and GCSE English Language at grade D / grade 3 or above or Level 1 Functional Skills in English.

You are also required to attend an interview and audition.  

What else do I need to know?

The course is hard work, but fun, enjoyable and highly rewarding. All sessions are held within professional performing arts studios with access to the campus theatres for performances.

What can I do after this course?

The course will enable you to progress on to a Level 3 course in Performing Arts at Stratford-upon-Avon College or into employment. One-to-one support is given to each student regarding their progression through the tutorial system.


Stratford-upon-Avon College

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N/A For 16 to 18 Year Olds

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Full Time