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Performing Arts for Media Level 2 at Blackburn College

Course description

The UAL Level 2 Diploma in Performing & Production Arts has been designed to provide students with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to progress to further study and training in a range of performing and production arts subjects, including acting, singing, dancing, musical theatre, lighting design, prop design, stage management, directing and others.

The course uses a broad spectrum approach where students will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of disciplines, allowing students to make an informed decision of a specialism and career route.

Course content

The qualification is made up of ten units and students must successfully complete nine of them; eight are mandatory and one unit is optional from a choice of two. All units relate to the performing and production arts sector, all are delivered through vocational learning. The units focus on the skills, knowledge and understanding that support all performing and production arts activity. The units have been designed to allow students to follow their own specific area of interest working with the college resources, relationships with local creative employers and enable students to be able to respond to the fast-paced nature of the creative industries.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade D or above.


Students are assessed on units throughout the course that are graded as a pass with an indication of how the student is performing.  The course is then assessed via a ‘Final Major Project’ which takes place at the end of the course when students are at their best. This large project allows students to demonstrate all the learning that has taken place through completion of the other units. This unit is graded Pass, Merit or Distinction and determines the overall qualification grade.

Future opportunities

Typically, students will progress to the UAL Level 3 Diploma in Performing & Production Arts or the UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing & Production Arts. Students may also progress to the Rockschool Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Music Performance or Music Technology.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Blackburn College directly.

Last updated date: 11 February 2016
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