16-18 Year Olds


This course will provide you with an introduction to performance, production and design for the Performing Arts which will enable you acquire the requisite skills, knowledge and understanding to progress on to further education or employment within the Performing Arts industries. It is suitable for individuals with interests in all areas of performing arts.

The UAL Level 2 Diploma in Performing and Production Arts is a practical work-related course. You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. It will provide a good basis in order to progress onto a more advanced qualification in Performing Arts, and will also introduce you to a range of different careers.

Entry Requirements

For this course you will need to have achieved one of the following:

• A minimum of 4 GCSEs Grade 3 or above, ideally including English Language at a grade 4
• A Level 1 qualification (e.g. BTEC Level 1 Diploma) with Functional Skills English at Level 1 or above

On receipt of your application to study this course you will be invited to attend an admissions interview with a member of the teaching team to discuss the course and its requirements further.


During this course you will study the following nine 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

Alongside your main programme of study you will also study either GCSE or Functional Skills in English and Maths if you have not achieved a GCSE grade 4 or above.


Units are assessed through a portfolio of evidence, practical demonstration and assignment work. There are no external examinations. An overall grade of Pass, Merit or Distinction will be awarded on your final major project in your chosen specialist area.

GCSE and Functional Skills qualifications are assessed through external examination and portfolio work.

Awarding body

University of the Arts London (UAL)


On successful achievement of this course you may wish to:

Apply to progress onto the UAL Level 3 Diploma in Performing Arts/ UAL Level 3 Diploma in Music or UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology if you have achieved a Merit, or Distinction overall at the end of your Level 2 course

Please note that in order to progress to a Level 3 qualification, you must gain GCSE Math or English at grade 4 or above.

Enter a Performing Arts related career such as music, acting, technical theatre or production

Additional information

Additional help and support is available to you should you require it and you can discuss this further at your admissions interview.

You will have the opportunity to take part in educational and industrial visits during your course.

Further Information

For further information, advice and guidance call The Learner Experience Team on 01625 410062.

Duration and Times

Start date: 01/09/2021

End date: 24/06/2022

Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Days of week: TBA

Number of Weeks: 35

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