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Performing Arts Level 1 Diploma at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College*

Course description

You will develop performing arts skills whilst gaining self confidence in a positive and vibrant environment that feels very different from school. Throughout the course, you will have opportunities to perform to the public.This course will cover a broad range of performing arts subjects, including drama, dance, musical theatre and stagecraft.

Entry requirements

No qualifications are necessary for this course, but enthusiasm is a must!


This course is largely practical, although learners will also be required to produce some written research and assignments. Learners also benefit from participating in two professional standard theatre productions.

Future opportunities

If you would like to continue your studies, you can apply for the Level 2 Diploma in Performing and Production Arts.

Learners can progress on to higher level courses, which could lead to careers in theatre, film, video and TV production as well as career opportunities in other areas of employment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Gloucestershire and Stroud College* directly.

Last updated date: 24 January 2017
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    • SGS WISE (the West of England Institute of Specialist Education) was opened in 2005 as a brand new state-of-the-art vocational centre for sport and the arts. The campus is home to the Bristol Academy of Sport, the South West Academy of Dramatic Arts, and the Bristol School of Art.