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Performing Arts Level 2 at Kendal College

Course description

This course will introduce you to a wide range of theatre acting, dance and performance, and will provide opportunities for you to study at a higher level. You should have an active interest in the performing arts and be willing to work creatively as a member of a team. The programme draws together acting, dance and vocal skills through theatre-based projects and performances. A residential session, theatre visits and workshops are part of your course. You will be required to audition for this course.

This course aims to develop your skills in the performing arts for possible progression on to the Level 3 Diplomas in Performing Arts, Technical Theatre or Music.

All of our learners will be given support with their English and Maths skills where relevant to their main programme. Those students who have not yet achieved a ā€˜Cā€™ grade at GCSE in these subjects will continue to work towards these important qualifications at a level suited to them.

This course will be part of a wider study programme, which may also include english & maths, work placement and additional studies.

Course content

Acting skills and techniques to perform contemporary and classical theatre through scripted plays. Improvisation techniques, development of physical and vocal skills for actors.

Dance styles and techniques, including contemporary and jazz for performance, working on choreographic skills and professional repertoire. Musical theatre through the ages and performance skills. Developing academic writing and careers in the performing arts and production arts.

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at grade A*-D, including English or Maths; or a Level 1 Diploma at Merit or Distinction. You will also be required to audition for this programme


Coursework, E-assessment, Portfolio of Evidence, Practical Assessment

Future opportunities

Dancer Actor Singer. Level 3 Courses in a related subject. Students usually progress on to Level 3 Diplomas in Performing Arts, Technical Theatre or Music.

Extended Diplomas are equivalent to up to three A levels at Grade A (420 Ucas points.)

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 April 2016
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    • The Arts and Media Campus is where our very broad range of creative arts courses are based.

      A £1.7 million purpose-built performance space, The Box, provides performing arts and technical theatre students with an iconic, professional theatre space.

      The College has opened the Castle Dairy building as a restaurant and art gallery staffed by Kendal College apprentices, complementing Wildman Street Studios next door. The Castle Dairy also provides refreshments for Kendal Museum visitors and pre-theatre drinks for performing arts and music shows in The Box. The Castle Dairy operates as a real-world training environment for hospitality and catering students.

      Kendal College manages Kendal Museum as part of a partnership agreement with South Lakeland District Council. For more information about Kendal Museum see their website at

      The hub of the Arts and Media campus is The Allen, where Kendal College originated in the early twentieth century. The Allen hosts creative courses and has unrivalled facilities including music rehearsal booths, a fully equipped recording studio with Midas mixing desk, a music venue, photographic studio and darkroom, Mac studios and art studios.