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Performing and Production Arts Level 2

Course Overview

In this Performing and Production Arts Level 2 one year-course, you will develop your skills and knowledge of Performing and Production Arts, alongside your confidence and skills as an actor, dancer, and singer in a small group. You will also develop basic technical craft. You will learn ensemble skills in which to enhance your ability to collaborate and communicate. You will gain a significant amount of experience in working as part of an ensemble and explore a variety of performance and production skills in which to inform your own creative choices.

What topics are covered?

You will explore key aspects of performance such as teamwork and collaboration as well as a variety of contrasting performance styles and genres. You will explore solo and group performance material, the nature of design, voice and movement, technical theatre and demonstrate how to embed research within your practical work. Throughout the year, you will work as a small performance company and work with industry professionals in the development of live and recorded performance work.


As a full-time student at Bath College, you will follow a study programme consisting of a vocational diploma, maths and English, employability skills, volunteering and tutorial. Please visit our Study Programmes page for details.

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is most suited for people aged 16-18 and may also meet the needs of mature students up to 20 years.

What are the entry requirements?

Learners must have four GCSEs at grade D/3 or above including English, or equivalent qualifications. They must also successfully complete an interview and audition. Candidates will be asked to respond to a set brief and bring this work with them to the interview.

What qualifications will I gain?

Level 2 Diploma in Performing and Production Arts

Who is the awarding body?


How will I learn?

You will create practical work individually and in small groups for performance, learn set material, take notes during lecture-based sessions and complete written assignments. Most lessons are highly practical and physical. You will be taught how to use web 2.0 technologies in order to produce an online learning blog and as a tool to aid the promotion of your work/show reels.

What hours will I be in college?

You will spend approximately 14 hours per week in College. You should also be prepared to work outside of timetabled hours occasionally, as is the nature of performance work.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is continuous throughout input sessions and performances during the year. Written journals, evaluations and essays may also form an integral part of the assessment.

What can I do after this course?

The programme will prepare you to audition for our Performing and Production Arts Level 3 course which can lead to a dance or drama college, university or work in the performing arts industry including apprenticeships.

Are there any additional costs?

A studio fee of £90 will be required from students as a contribution towards the cost of course resources. In addition, students are required to provide practical clothing for classes, e.g. tracksuit bottoms and t-shirt.

What funding is available?

For funding information, please refer to our Funding page.

What facilities are available?

TEMPA Theatre

What organisations does the College work with on this course?

Our Level 3 Performing and Production Arts course has been awarded the 2018/19 AoC Beacon Standard Commendation.


AoC Beacon Commendation Logo 2018-2019

Which department is this course in?

Business, Music, Media and Performing Arts

What do I need to bring?

Loose, appropriate clothing which does not prohibit movement.

Where can I find out more information?

For advice or more details please telephone 01225 312191 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk. You may also visit our Student Advice Centre.

If you have a learning difficulty or disability, please contact Additional Learning Support to arrange additional help.

How do I apply?

Online: Click the "Apply" button and fill out an online application form.

By post: download the Full-Time Application Form and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.

In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

To find out more about the application process, please go to the How to Apply page.


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