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Performing and Backstage Arts Diploma Level 2 at York College

Course description

You will be introduced to many areas of performance, but in particular dance, acting and technical theatre. With practical skills and knowledge from these you will develop and prepare towards your own individual needs and progression pathways.

Over the year practical work and assignments will include a range of projects drawn from core and specialist units.

The programme may also include GCSE/Functional Skills Maths and English as appropriate for Level 3 progression requirement.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D or above, a Foundation qualification or other related Level 1 or 2 qualifications or related work experience. Students must also have visited a theatre within the last six months.


There is continuous assessment of project/assignments throughout the programme. These may include performances, presentations, practical or written work. The course is primarily a practical one, consisting of 70 per cent practical work and 30 per cent written work. All units are assessed and an overall grade for the course will be awarded.

Financial information

A materials contribution is applied to this course. This will be confirmed at interview. You will be expected to have a rehearsal/dance kit. This will be confirmed at enrolment. We also have trips to theatres and other venues. These are priced on an individual basis.

Future opportunities

Students who achieve a Merit grade can look to move onto a Level 3 pathway in either  Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre or Backstage Arts.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 19 October 2016
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