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Performing Arts - Level 1 Diploma at City of Oxford College

Course description

The Level 1 performing arts course is an ideal start if you are interested in performance. It’s a foundation course that runs for one year and gives you a solid understanding of the basic concepts needed for performing.

Course content

Dancing, singing, acting – you learn different disciplines so you can become a confident performer.

This is a practical course, with some class-based learning, which teaches you the correct techniques in performance. The tutors are professionals from the industry and you learn through professional methods. Students on this course are expected to perform, even if it is to a small group.

Entry requirements

Apart from a successful interview after you submit your application, there are no formal qualifications required for this course. 

All you need is enthusiasm, energy and a willingness to perform.


Assessment is through performances and in class exercises.

Future opportunities

You can progress to you Level 2 Performing Arts course, or on to any other Level 2 course in the College.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 February 2016
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