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Music and Performing Arts Diploma Level 2 at New College Stamford

Course description

Develop your confidence and experience as a performer through studying topics such as live music, performance, rehearsal skills and style and development. This course is tailored to include multiple units from Music and Performing Arts, to give you the opportunity of deciding which career path you would like to take within the Performing Arts sector.This course is 100% coursework based.

Course content

You will be working both independently and in small groups in our state of the art rehearsal rooms, recording facilities and theatre.Much of your time will be spent learning theory and preparing material for performances and assessments. Practical Music assessments take place at local music venues in order to give you real world experience of working in the industry.Learners are typically required to conduct up to 60 hours work experience some of which is planned by the college. Examples of these are setting up, running and/or performing at live music events.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grades D and above, including English and maths at grades D/3 or above, or a relevant Level 1 qualification.


There are no exams for this course. Students build a portfolio of work for each of the units and complete a mixture of practical and written based assignments

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this course youcan progress on to Music Technology or Music Performance Diploma Level 3or the Performing Arts Diploma Level 3 in Acting, Musical Theatre or Dance disciplines.

Further information

You will have the opportunity to participate in instrumental grades alongside this qualification. Opportunities also exist to become involved in the college radio station and record label. For detailed information visit

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 November 2016
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