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Performing Arts (Performance), Diploma Level 2

  • 2

    Level 2

  • Duration
    1 year

  • Start Date
    September 2019

  • Venue
    Ipswich Road

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2019, Full Time


Students work towards the University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 2 Diploma in Performing and Production Arts. This qualification is an outstanding foundation for higher level study within the department.
This course is vocational which means students will undertake the role of a performer throughout the year. Study is primarily practical and linked to the theoretical aspects of the specific discipline. The course includes modules in industry related business and staging public performances. Subject specific united related to each performance discipline are also delivered. In total students will work towards a minimum of three public projects including: touring, comedy and devising & script work. Students 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 Production embraces the talents of young people and provides a hub for learning and training & development. Students will gain all the necessary skill and experiences within a working theatre. To view recent productions search CCN on You Tube.

Key tasks during the course include:

Learning lines and rehearsing.
Researching or undertaking activities to help prepare for a part.
Discussing interpretation and delivery with other members of the company and the director.
Performing for a live audience.
Performing in a theatre “on location”.
Audio as well as visual performance.
Rehearse/polish performances in your own time.
Managing the day-to-day running of the theatre, including “front of house” duties.

Students will need to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment and also be able to attend rehearsals and performances, some of which will be during the evening.

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 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

Four GCSEs grades *A - D, including English and Maths 9 - 4. Relevant Level 2 Diploma at minimum Merit, plus 9 - 4 in GCSE English and GCSE Maths. Students will audition and be interviewed prior to selection.


Assessment is on-going throughout the course and requires students to complete projects and assignments based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. Assessment activities that students may undertake include; participating in practical workshops, rehearsals, performances, coursework, research, keeping journals, writing essays, giving presentations, discussing and evaluating work.


After successfully completing this course students could progress onto a full time UAL Level 3 Diploma programme in one of the five pathways of Acting, Performance, Dance, Musical Theatre or Production Arts.

Career Progression

This programme offers an ideal starting point for a career in performing arts, prior to the UAL Level 3 Diplomas or AS/A Level programmes.


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.