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Performing Arts Level 2

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

Devel­op your con­fi­dence and expe­ri­ences as a per­former through study­ing top­ics such as show­cas­ing tal­ent through live per­for­mances and film, devis­ing, direct­ing in per­for­mance and pro­duc­tion work. This course gives you an oppor­tu­ni­ty to try many styles and gen­res in such as dra­ma, move­ment and singing; in both a per­for­mance and a pro­duc­tion role. 

In per­for­mance you will train in a range of tech­niques in dra­ma; nat­u­ral­ism, act­ing for TV, musi­cal the­atre, com­me­dia del­l’arte and mime. And in dance you will train in con­tem­po­rary, jazz, street, musi­cal the­atre and phys­i­cal the­atre as well as under­tak­ing vocal train­ing, singing in role, musi­cal the­atre and pop.


What Does The Pro­gramme Include

You will have an oppor­tu­ni­ty to work with a range of The­atre Com­pa­nies and Prac­ti­tion­ers. You will have oppor­tu­ni­ties to watch live the­atre. We pre­pare you for the next step, cre­at­ing or devel­op­ing your CV, cre­at­ing an online port­fo­lio, prepar­ing for agents and auditions.

Entry Require­ments

4 GCSEs at grades 3/D or above includ­ing Eng­lish and maths, or a rel­e­vant Lev­el 1 qualification.

In order to be offered a place on the course, you must also suc­cess­ful­ly com­plete an audi­tion and inter­view. For the audi­tion, you may choose to per­form a piece of music or a mono­logue from a pub­lished play. Fur­ther infor­ma­tion will be sent to you when you are offered an inter­view date.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

There are no exams for this course. You will build a port­fo­lio of work for each of the units and com­plete a mix­ture of per­for­mance based prac­ti­cal assess­ments along with ongo­ing log books, research and evaluations.

Addi­tion­al Information

You will be required to wear plain black clothes that you can move freely in for all prac­ti­cal per­form­ing arts lessons.

Poten­tial Future Career

On suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of this course you will be able to audi­tion for, Per­form­ing Arts Act­ing, Musi­cal The­atre or Dance path­ways, Lev­el 3 cours­es. This course also aims to build con­fi­dence and com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills that are trans­fer­able to and desir­able for a num­ber of dif­fer­ent indus­tries and vocations.

Course Con­tent

You will study the fol­low­ing units:

  • Intro­duc­tion to performance
  • Intro­duc­tion to production
  • Com­mu­ni­cat­ing with an audience
  • Stag­ing a performance
  • Con­tex­tu­al research for per­for­mance and production
  • Per­for­mance skills and practice
  • Pro­duc­tion skills and practice
  • Per­son­al project and presentation
  • Pro­duc­ing and per­form­ing to an audience


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I have been accept­ed to two top dra­ma schools — this would have nev­er been pos­si­ble with­out the excel­lent train­ing from my tutors!

Ciara Murphy



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