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Key details

Attendance
Duration
Code FPU2DA000
Awarding Body UAL
Level Certificate Level 2
Start Date 06/09/2021

Other start dates

Course overview

This qualification provides a full-time introduction to Performing Arts that develops an understanding of Performing Arts as a collaborative activity.

The level 2 Diploma  course will provide you with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to progress to further study and training for a range of performing arts subjects, including acting, singing, dancing, musical theatre, directing and others.

Over the course you will be introduced to a range of activities essential to the development and delivery of a performance such as drama, dance and music, as well as the process of rehearsal, production and delivery.

Successful completion of the course can lead to a UAL Level 3 Diploma in Performing Arts.

What you'll study

You will have the opportunity to research the history and context of performance and production and its value in informing practice.

There is also an opportunity to take greater responsibility in the management of an assignment of personal interest, via the final major project, and prepare for progression within a chosen discipline. You will also have the opportunity to be involved in the production of a staged piece of performance to an audience.

On successful completion of the course at Diploma level you will be in a position to progress to a Level 3 Diploma course or you may progress directly into employment roles in the creative industries.

What you’ll study:

Please include details of how the student will learn/learning methods and details of modules covered.

Unit 1 – Introduction to Performance

Unit Aim – Provide students with an introduction to a range of activities essential to the development and delivery of a performance. The unit will introduce the basic elements of drama, dance and music, the processes of rehearsal, production, and the delivery of a performance, while imparting an understanding of performing arts as a collaborative activity.

Unit 2 – Introduction to Production

Unit Aim – Provide students with an introduction to the diversity of roles and responsibilities within the performing arts sector. This unit will introduce students to the importance of health and safety as integral to both the performer and production, and the personal and professional characteristics needed for a career in the performing arts.

Unit 3 – Communicating with an Audience

Unit Aim – Provide students with and introduction to the communication skills used in the performing arts. The unit will also enable students to explore the specific skills and attributes required for communicating with an audience in the production of a staged piece of work.

Unit 4 – Staging a Performance

Unit Aim – Provide the students with opportunities to integrate and reinforce the knowledge and understanding acquired through Units 1 and 2. The unit will enable students to demonstrate their understanding through the production of a staged piece of performance work.

Unit 5 – Contextual Research for Performance and Production

Unit Aim – Provide students with an opportunity to research the history and context of performance and production, and develop their understanding of the value of contextual research in informing practice.

Unit 6 – Performance skills and Practice

Unit Aim – Provide students with an opportunity to integrate and use previously acquired skills, knowledge and understanding, and to explore and develop more specific techniques, skills and attributes for the performing arts.

Unit 7 – Production skills and Practice

Unit Aim – Provide students with an opportunity to integrate and use previously acquired skills, knowledge and understanding and to explore and develop more specific techniques, skills and attributes in the production or performing arts activities.

Unit 8 – Personal Project and Presentation

Unit Aim – Require students to take greater responsibility of the management of an assignment of personal interest. The unit will enable students to prepare for progression within their chosen discipline.

Unit 9 – Producing and Performing to an Audience – Level 2

Unit Aim – Require students to use the knowledge, understanding and skills developed in previous units and apply them to the production of a staged piece of performance to an audience.

Or

Unit 10 – Producing and Performing to an Audience – Level 3

Unit Aim – Require students to use the knowledge, understanding and skills developed in previous units and apply them to the production of a staged piece of performance to an audience.

  • You will have the opportunity to research the history and context of performance and production and its value in informing practice.

    There is also an opportunity to take greater responsibility in the management of an assignment of personal interest, via the final major project, and prepare for progression within a chosen discipline. You will also have the opportunity to be involved in the production of a staged piece of performance to an audience.

    On successful completion of the course at Diploma level you will be in a position to progress to a Level 3 Diploma course or you may progress directly into employment roles in the creative industries.

    What you’ll study:

    Please include details of how the student will learn/learning methods and details of modules covered.

    Unit 1 – Introduction to Performance

    Unit Aim – Provide students with an introduction to a range of activities essential to the development and delivery of a performance. The unit will introduce the basic elements of drama, dance and music, the processes of rehearsal, production, and the delivery of a performance, while imparting an understanding of performing arts as a collaborative activity.

    Unit 2 – Introduction to Production

    Unit Aim – Provide students with an introduction to the diversity of roles and responsibilities within the performing arts sector. This unit will introduce students to the importance of health and safety as integral to both the performer and production, and the personal and professional characteristics needed for a career in the performing arts.

    Unit 3 – Communicating with an Audience

    Unit Aim – Provide students with and introduction to the communication skills used in the performing arts. The unit will also enable students to explore the specific skills and attributes required for communicating with an audience in the production of a staged piece of work.

    Unit 4 – Staging a Performance

    Unit Aim – Provide the students with opportunities to integrate and reinforce the knowledge and understanding acquired through Units 1 and 2. The unit will enable students to demonstrate their understanding through the production of a staged piece of performance work.

    Unit 5 – Contextual Research for Performance and Production

    Unit Aim – Provide students with an opportunity to research the history and context of performance and production, and develop their understanding of the value of contextual research in informing practice.

    Unit 6 – Performance skills and Practice

    Unit Aim – Provide students with an opportunity to integrate and use previously acquired skills, knowledge and understanding, and to explore and develop more specific techniques, skills and attributes for the performing arts.

    Unit 7 – Production skills and Practice

    Unit Aim – Provide students with an opportunity to integrate and use previously acquired skills, knowledge and understanding and to explore and develop more specific techniques, skills and attributes in the production or performing arts activities.

    Unit 8 – Personal Project and Presentation

    Unit Aim – Require students to take greater responsibility of the management of an assignment of personal interest. The unit will enable students to prepare for progression within their chosen discipline.

    Unit 9 – Producing and Performing to an Audience – Level 2

    Unit Aim – Require students to use the knowledge, understanding and skills developed in previous units and apply them to the production of a staged piece of performance to an audience.

    Or

    Unit 10 – Producing and Performing to an Audience – Level 3

    Unit Aim – Require students to use the knowledge, understanding and skills developed in previous units and apply them to the production of a staged piece of performance to an audience.

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at a minimum of Grade D/3 including English and Mathematics and a successful audition.

You should be aged 16-18.

English and/or Mathematics will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at grade 4 or above in these subjects when you start your course.

How to apply

Apply here

Work experience

Work experience and enrichment opportunities are embedded into the timetable to ensure that the course is both diverse and CV enhancing to prepare learners with industry-based experience work in the creative industries.

Our links include but are not limited to – The Royal Shakespeare Company, Dance United, Bradford Council.

Next steps

On successful completion of the course at Diploma level you will be in a position to progress to a Level 3 Diploma course or you may progress directly into employment roles in the creative industries.

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Tuition fees

If you are aged 19+ and studying a Further Education Course at Bradford College, you may have to pay course fees. Course fees are dependent on the number of hours and which course is being taken. Actual costs can be obtained from our team. Email: enrolment@bradfordcollege.ac.uk. https://www.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/study/adult-students/fees

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