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Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts

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Course Description

Have you always dreamed about being in show business? If so, you would be perfect to study our Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts.

This course is taught at our Middleton Campus in Greater Manchester. It’s here where you’ll find our dazzling Hopwood Theatre – which is exactly the place to prove just how bright your star can shine.

You’ll be guided through the theory and practical elements of the course by our expert tutors. These individuals have years of experience in the industry and have been a part of some of the biggest and most successful shows in the country.

The tutors are more than happy to share their expertise as you hone your own skills in Dance. You won’t have to wait long for your opportunity to show off your new skillset either as you take part in multiple in-house productions each year.

This Level 2 course is a brilliant way of honing your craft. By the end of it you’ll have the ideal grounding to start pursuing the career opportunities that you have always dreamed about.

However, most students choose to progress onto a Level 3 qualification. This will allow you the chance to further expand your skillset and develop your talent.

*This course is taught at our Middleton Campus, located in Middleton, Greater Manchester.


UAL Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts

Entry Requirements

  • 4 GCSEs grade 3 and above, preferably to include English Language and Maths
  • or a Level 1 qualification

Entrants who do not have a Level 4 or above in English Language and Maths will continue studying these at the college.


You'll study a wide range of units which are designed to give you the perfect foundation for a career in Performing Arts.

The following elements will provide you with a strong portfolio of evidence to allow you to enter the industry:

  • Introduction to Performance
  • Introduction to Production
  • Communicating with an audience
  • Staging and Performance
  • Contextual Research
  • Performance Skill and Practise
  • Production Skill and Practise
  • Personal Project and Presentation
  • Producing and Performing to an Audience (L2 & L3)

Just some of the exciting topics covered on the course include:

  • Dance Technique and Performance
  • Choreographing a Dance Performance
  • Practitioner Study
  • Choreography Technique
  • Live Performance

Work Experience

You will have the exciting opportunity to undertake work experience, with a requirement to complete a minimum of 36 hours experience related to your learning.

We are proud to work with a number of reputable employers and performance companies, meaning we can assist you in getting the most desirable placements. However, you will also be able to arrange your own work experience if you prefer.


Upon completion of this course you'll have the option to progress onto a Level 3 qualification, where you'll specialise in either Performing Arts or Dance.
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