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Performing and Production Arts Level 2 at Sheffield College

Course description

About the course

This is an exciting and mainly practical course. It combines practical exploration of styles and techniques in acting with related projects. As well as developing performance skills and the understanding of acting you will take part in a variety of exciting projects across the city. You will learn about the range of professional roles which support performance (production design, publicity and marketing). The course also provides an opportunity to present a performance to the public at set times during the year.

On your programme you will study for Functional Skills or GCSE English and Maths qualifications, if you do not already hold a minimum GCSE grade 4.

As part of your study programme you will be expected to take part in our weekly afternoon enrichment offer. You will be able to choose from approximately 40 options which help build skills and attributes that employers and universities are seeking in their applicants.

Will the course suit me?

Yes, if you have the confidence to perform and are creative. You will need to be considerate of others when working practically in a group.

Qualification Title

UAL Level 2 Diploma in Performing and Production Arts - Acting

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade 3 or above including English Language.

It is desirable that applicants have some recent experience of performing in front of an audience.


The course is assessed entirely by coursework and performances.

Financial information


At The Sheffield College we will always do our best to support you through your studies, to make them as stress free as possible. We have a specialist support team who can give you all the advice you need on all things financial, including what might be available to you, so that you don’t go short and you can concentrate all your efforts into your studies.

Free meals

If you meet the eligibility criteria we’ll be able to support you with free meals. You’ll get an amount of money that you can use within the college shops and diners per day. This will be added to your student ID card which you will just swipe to purchase items.

Travel passes

Students (including Apprentices) of The Sheffield College who live in South Yorkshire are eligible for a 16–18 Student Pass which entitles pass holders to cheaper travel on buses and trams in South Yorkshire. Pass holders are also entitled to half fare on Northern train services in South Yorkshire.

Learner Support Fund

If you are enrolled with us, you may receive support towards the cost of:

  • Travel

  • Books and materials

  • Uniform and equipment

  • Essential course trips

  • NUS extra

  • DBS checks needed for your course (previously known as CRB)
  • UCAS registration fee and travel to interviews when applying for university

Future opportunities

Where can it lead?

Progression can be to any Level 3 course, but most students progress to the Acting BTEC Extended Diploma courses.

Students may then continue to develop their skills and knowledge of drama at university or drama school. This can lead to careers in the performing arts industry (both on and off stage), but also in a wide range of other areas where artistic understanding and communication skills are important.







Further information

How to apply                        

School pupils in Sheffield should apply online with the help of their school.  Other students can apply using a paper application form available from any college campus, by phoning 0114 260 2600, or downloading one from our website

Open Days

Why not come and see for yourself. Visit us on one of our open evenings and meet the people who will be teaching you, have a chat about what the course involves and look round our fantastic facilities where you’ll be learning.

Our City, Hillsborough, Peaks and Olive Grove campuses will be open on the following days:


Come see for yourself!

Don't just take our word for it though; come and see for yourself at one of out Open Day dates throughout the year:

  • Monday 20th November 2017, 3.30pm - 7pm
  • Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm
  • Wednesday 7th March 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm
  • Thursday 17th May 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm

City, Hillsborough, Peaks and Olive Grove campuses will all be open for all dates.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 17 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: One year
  • Course code: HFFPA1