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Bradford College

Diploma in Performing Arts

Qualification Gained
UAL Level 2 Diploma in Performing & Production Arts
Study Level
School Leavers, Level 2
1 year
Start Date
September 2024
Study Mode
Lister Building


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.

  Key Info

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

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.

There is 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.

Unit 1 – Introduction to Performance

Unit 2 – Introduction to Production

Unit 3 – Communicating with an Audience

Unit 4 – Staging a Performance

Unit 5 – Contextual Research for Performance and Production

Unit 6 – Performance Skills and Practice

Unit 7 – Production Skills and Practice

Unit 8 – Personal Project and Presentation

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


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

Entry to this course requires 4 GCSEs at a minimum of grade 3 or D including GCSE English and Maths and a successful audition.

English and/or Maths 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.

You should be aged 16-18.

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.

Successful completion of the course at Diploma level means that you will be in a position to progress to a Level 3 Diploma course and further study or you may progress directly into employment roles in the creative industries.

If you are 16 to 18 years old you won’t have to pay tuition fees.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.


If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact [email protected]

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service at any time.

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