Is this the course for you?
No matter where your artistic passion lies - whether it be in the world of drama, dance, musical theatre, or production - our Level 2 Diploma in Performing and Production Arts is designed to provide you with a complete introduction to this fascinating, exciting, creative, and varied industry.
This course focusses on the fundamentals of the performers’ craft, and will develop your knowledge, improve your skills, and increase your abilities in performing arts as a collaborative activity.
You will gain a range of essential skills in performance, musical theatre and production; all designed to enable you to progress to further training and Higher Education, and ultimately prepare you for a successful and sustained career in this exhilarating industry. Through collaborative learning and immersive study, you will explore how to use your body and voice in performance; learn to entertain and inform your audience; engage with elements of design and technology; and develop an understanding of the key principles and processes of performances and production.
This Level 2 Diploma will develop your skills in the following areas: *Drama
You will explore a wide array of acting styles, approaches, methods and techniques. You will also learn about the use of voice and vocal manipulation, movement, text and dialogue, mask design, and music. This part of the programme is designed to enable you to become powerful and independand other performers, in order to make informed decisions about character building and interpretation for performance.
Here you will have the opportunity to focus on specific types of dance, and will learn how to integrate new techniques and styles into your specialist artform, including an exploration of influential choreographic works by renowned creators. You will experience and enjoy movement techniques, creative processes, improvisation, composition, and creation tasks for stage and screen performances, and be given the opportunity to learn, practice and master a variety of dance styles and techniques - which will provide you with the tools to develop and express your dance potential. You will also explore the functions and movements of your body that are important to dance training.
Great performances are not made by the stage or screen performers alone; they require a team of trained professionals working behind the scenes. So, throughout the course, you will not only be performing physically, but you will also be responsible for production. You will gain knowledge of design for performance, develop the skills to implement lighting and sound, learn how to operate equipment, explore stage management, and have the opportunity to direct performances.
More than just developing your technical skills, this part of the course will deepen your knowledge of the theories and principles of performing arts, and increase your understanding of the industry as a whole. You will learn about professional standards, contextual research methodology, and the expectations of the professional world of performance and production.
What modules will you do?
You will develop skills, techniquesand knowledge in areas that can include:
- Introduction to Performance
- Introduction to Musical Theatre
- Introduction to Production
- Introduction to Dance
- Communicating with an audience
- Devising a performance
- Staging a performance
- Contextual research for performance, musical theatre and production
- Performance skills and practice
- Musical skills and practice
- Movement and choreography practice
- Production skills and practice
- Personal project and presentation
- Collaborative projects and presentation
- Producing and performing to an audience
What do you need to apply?
2 GCSE qualifications (or equivalent) at grades A*-D or 9-3, including English Language or Level 1 vocational qualification and a Level 1 English qualification.
How will you be assessed?
You will be assessed by a combination of assignments, course work, observation of practical workshops, and a final project.
Where can this course take you?
This course can lead to future employment in a number of performance and production-based roles, in a variety of performing arts environments, or provide a route to further training and Higher Education.
Careers that could become open to you include theatre actor, screen actor, model, live performance dancer, dancer for tv/film, circus performer, drama therapist, director, scriptwriter, stage manager, front of house manager, producer, independent artist, and voice actor/coach.
After successfully passing the Level 2 Diploma in Performing and Production Arts, you may wish to consider the following Level 3 course, available at Lambeth College:
- Level 3 Diploma in Performing and Production Arts (UAL)