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Performing Arts Level 2 Diploma at Wigan & Leigh College

Course description

This course will help you to develop the skills and knowledge you will need to work in the entertainment industry. This course caters for students wanting to study both dance and drama.

Course content

This is an exciting, practical-based course. You will learn performance skills and styles. You will work in our specialist facilities and produce a series of small and large scale projects taking on the role of dancer, choreographer, actor, director or a member of the technical production team. You will watch professional shows and take part in workshops, write scripts, design costumes, build sets, create and operate music and lights and much more.

Entry requirements


A minimum of 5 A*-D/ 9-3 GCSE subjects or equivalent including maths or English

You will also need to attend a dance/drama audition.


Continual internal assessment of assignments, performances and a major project.

Financial information

Courses are free for 16-19 year olds. For further information contact our Student Services team on 01942 761609.

Future opportunities

Achievement at merit grade allows entry onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts.

Further information

Students can expect to work with a competent, professional team of staff with a broad experience of the entertainment industry. Facilities include a theatre and dance studios. You can also look forward to workshops with professional companies and theatre visits.

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: 23 October 2017

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