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Level 2 Award in Performing Arts

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Course Description

Have you always dreamed about being in show business? Whether you’ve got your sights set on a career behind the curtain or in front of the bright lights, then you would be perfect to study our Level 2 Award 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 Performing Arts. 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 in terms from a beginner's perspective if you have no experience or require additional support in finding your feet in this background . 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 the Level 2 diploma (which in some circumstances an happen following term one). This will allow you the chance to further expand your skillset as you specialise in Dance or Acting.

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


UAL Level 2 Award 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 grade 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 topics will provide you with a strong portfolio of evidence to allow you to enter the industry:

  • Introduction to Performance
  • Introduction to Production

Work Experience

There is no specific work experience required for this course. However, due to the strong physical and practical elements of the course you'll really develop your understanding of what it's like to operate in similar professional environments through your work at our Hopwood Theatre.


Upon completion of this course you'll have the option to progress onto the Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts

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