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Dance, Diploma Level 2

  • 2

    Level 2

  • Duration
    1 year

  • Start Date
    September 2021

  • Venue
    Ipswich Road

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2021, Full Time


Students work towards the University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 2 Diploma in Performing and Production Arts.
The Dance pathway has a focus on contemporary dance with students exploring the ways in which performances can explore and examine local, national and global issues. You will participate in public performances and become part of our theatre company, Platform Productions. The company’s artistic policy is to provide theatre of the highest quality within the local community and beyond. Platform Productions embraces the talents of young people and provides a hub for learning, training and development.
Staging a Performance
Production Skills and Practice
Personal Project and Presentation
Communicating with an Audience
Extended Project
Key tasks are likely to include:

  • Contextual, historical & socio-political research and evaluation that informs production
  • Preparing for performances by developing and rehearsing dance pieces
  • Performing to live audiences
  • Critically evaluating performance of self and others
  • Studying and creating choreography
    -Discussing and Interpreting choreography
  • Taking care of the health and safety of yourself and others, which requires knowledge and observation of physiology and anatomy, as well as safe use of premises and equipment to avoid injury

This exciting course is taught by professional tutors who have a wide range of experience in the dance industry to support students within their chosen career path.

Why our college?

Industry standard facilities

At our college you will have access to industry-standard facilities and get to use top of the range equipment. On our campus you’ll find media suites, TV studios, design labs, workshops, hair & beauty salons, working kitchens and a live theatre.

Gain real experiences of work

All of our courses will provide you with outstanding experiences of work and prepare you for your future career. You will work with real employers and customers and build connections.

A unique student experience

This is what really sets us apart. At our college you will experience the freedom to be yourself. Being part of an active Students’ Union, having opportunities to travel and enjoying live entertainment are just a few of the amazing opportunities available to you.

Entry Requirements

Minimum of four GCSEs grades *A-D, including English and GCSE Maths 9-3. Relevant Level 1 Diploma at minimum Merit including GCSE English and GCSE Maths 9-3. Successful completion of audition and interview prior to selection.


The company’s artistic policy is to provide theatre of the highest quality within the local community and beyond. Platform Productions embraces the talents of young people and provides a hub of learning, training and development. You will gain all the necessary skills and experiences within a working theatre.


The University of the Arts (UAL) Level 2 Diploma in Performing and Production Arts is assessed through a series of projects that are designed to broaden student’s skills, experience and expertise. The projects are multi-disciplinary and require students to work collaboratively and proactively with fellow students as well as external clients and stakeholders. A final end-point assessment (commonly referred to as the Final Major Project) decides the student’s overall grade for the year which is graded as: PASS,MERIT or DISTINCTION. Student work is externally assessed and scrutinised by external verifiers from the University of the Arts London (UAL) to ensure that academic standards are adhered to and maintained.


Most students who successfully complete the Level 2 will progress onto Level 3 within the Creative Arts department; with students having the option of the following Performing and Production Arts pathways at level 3: Dance, Musical Theatre, Acting, Performance, Music and Production Arts.

Career Progression

City College Norwich is a member of the University of the Arts London Progression Partnership to promote the recruitment of talented, creative students from high quality further education institutions to UAL higher education degree level courses. To become a professional dancer, a further three years training at university or vocational school is recommended. Past students have graduated onto vocational schools such as; London Contemporary, Bird, Laban, Urdang, LIPA, Performers, Masters, Stella Mann, E15 and universities including: Middlesex, Roehampton, Edge Hill, Chichester,Kingston and DeMontfort .
City College Norwich also has an outstanding Apprenticeship team who can provide advice and guidance for students wishing to follow an Apprenticeship route into the industry. For those students who choose not to pursue careers within the production and performing arts industries the course provides fantastic opportunities to develop collaborative working skills, problem-solving, creative and the higher order evaluative skills demanded by universities and employers.


If you are a UK or home- fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition fees are free. If you are aged 19 years and over please contact the Advice Shop. Please check our Finance pages for information on loans, bursaries, fee information and student travel offers that are available. Alternatively please contact the Advice Shop.