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Performing Arts - Level 2 Diploma at City of Oxford College

Course description

Explore all aspects of the performing arts including drama, dance, musical, theatre, staging, public performances, arts, administration and employment opportunities in this Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts. 

You will develop your confidence through performances which enable you to express yourself fully.

Students on this course will be helped to develop practical performance skills using voice and movement to communicate effectively to an audience. You will also learn the importance of team work and self-discipline and gain confidence in interacting with others. These skills can be used not just in the performing arts industry but in many other areas of work.

Course content

The course is designed to develop your practical skills in drama dance and the whole production process from technical theatre to performance. You will also be encouraged to develop analytical skills and acquire a broad knowledge of the way the performing arts business works. You will have the opportunity to participate in group productions. In addition you will be encouraged to develop creative skills and strong organisational capabilities. The more general skills of communication and information technology are also studied.

Entry requirements

Applicants for a Level 2 programme will normally have:
- At least 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above and/or a completed Level 1 award
- GCSEs to include English and Maths at Grade D or above or Level 1 Functional Skills qualifications
- The willingness to study for an additional qualification in English and/or Maths
- If you are interested in a Level 2 programme and have alternative qualifications you would like us to consider please contact us with your details

Applicants will be invited to attend an interview and complete an internal assessment. All students will have their literacy and numeracy needs supported within the programme.

Assessment

Practical assignments mostly performance-based and some written work.

Practical assignments performed in class and in public. Small and large group work. Workshops and theatre visits.

Financial information

16 to 18 EU tuition fee : £60.00

Future opportunities

On successful completion you have the opportunity to progress on to the Level 3 Extended Diplomas in Performing Arts, Dance or Music.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Oxford College directly.

Last updated date: 19 June 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: OXPFDPARTS

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      • From the train station: the campus is 10 minutes walk from the station.