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Performing & Production Arts Level 2 Diploma at Oaklands College

Course description

This course provides a wide-ranging opportunity to begin to develop and expand your skills in the performing arts. Across a packed year and seven units you will study acting, dance and singing and make use of the skills you develop in a series of exciting public performances. You will work from scripts and may also devise some of your performances. The course is an exciting journey fusing song, dance, acting and your imagination in a celebration of your potential and the diversity of talent in your company.

Course content

The emphasis is on working as a professional theatre company. You will take responsibility for all aspects of your performances including costume, make-up, lighting and sound. You will perform scripted work, devised work, dance work and musical theatre work to a variety of audiences in college and possibly outside. On the academic side you will be encouraged to explore the theory behind your practical work and you'll study the Performing Arts Business so that you know how to use your practical skills in the real world.

Entry requirements

Four GCSE's at Grade D or above; however consideration will be given to applicants with a different educational background on an individual merit basis after a successful audition.

If you are passionate about performing and you have a burning desire to get better at it then this is the course for you.


Assessment is Project-Led, each project will begin with an assignment that lays out precisely what you need to do in terms of practical work, research and reflection to achieve success. This means that as well as being assessed practically you will also carry out research work and create journals and evaluations of your practical work so that your thought processes and developing critical skills can also be assessed.

Financial information

16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

Future opportunities

Many learners on this course progress onto the Level 3 Edexcel Extended Diploma in Performing Arts within Oaklands College. You can also use your qualification to pursue a Level 3 course in a different subject or elsewhere. Or you might want to go out to work.

Further information

You will also be following an embedded course of Functional Skills English, a GCSE equivalent qualification that with develop your general skills with language, written, spoken and read.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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