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Performing and Production Arts UAL Level 2 Diploma



Performing and Production Arts Intermediate (Level 2)

This programme will provide you with an introduction to the performing arts area through group project work, including a choice of specialist pathways in acting, dance, musical theatre, production arts and theatrical makeup. The emphasis of the course is on developing skills for successful progression into the level 3 specialist programmes.

Course information

Entry requirements

To begin this study programme you will need…

Duration: 1 year

  • 3 GCSEs grades 9–3 or equivalent, ideally including English & maths


  • Entry will also be subject to passing an audition. You must prepare a piece to perform for 2 to 3 minutes  at your audition
Course content

During the study programme there will be an emphasis on gaining practical performance experience, helping you to decide the routes you wish to take in the future.

  • Subject units:
    • Acting skills
    • Dance
    • Improvisation
    • Voice

Performing and Production Arts UAL Level 2 Diploma


  • English and maths qualifications if required.
Further study and career options

On successful completion of this study programme, you could progress on to a Performing and Production Arts UAL Level 3 Diploma, specialising in either acting, dance or production.

Additional information

To take part in this study programme there will be an additional fee of approximately £50 for trips/visits.

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Course Duration

This course can be completed in one year or two years dependent on your grades. Please apply for the course as normal and you will be placed on the appropriate course during the application/ enrolment process. For any questions, please contact

Available Courses
Tresham College Kettering Campus
Starts: 11/09/2023
Type: Full Time
Length: 1 year
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
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Bedford College
Starts: 11/09/2023
Type: Full Time
Length: 1 year
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
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Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Funding Information

All full-time Level 1 and Level 2 courses are now FREE for everyone, whatever their age. If you are looking to study a Level 3 qualification, courses are still free if you’re under 19 or 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. If you’re over 23 or studying a second Level 3 qualification, you will need to pay a fee. Find out more on our financial support page at: or view the Full-time Fee Flow Chart below.

If you are unsure whether you need to pay or not then please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990.

Full-time Fee Flow Chart

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. You can also pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable.

Find out more

If you live in any of the following areas and wish to apply for or enrol onto one of our courses, please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990 to check if your course is funded or not (Please note that if your course is not funded then you will pay a higher fee than what is listed, please contact our Customer Contact team for more information):

  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater Manchester
  • Greater London
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Tees Valley
  • West of England
  • West Midlands
  • Sheffield
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • Barnsley and Doncaster
  • West Yorkshire
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Tresham College Performing Arts Acting Level 3
Performing Arts


I love acting because I enjoy taking on different personas – it’s fun to be who you want to be! Although I always knew I wanted to come to college rather than study A-Levels, it has had so much more to offer than I originally thought.

The College invited the professional theatre company behind the London production, Frantic, to come in and put on a taster session. I was one of only 12 out of 100 students to get through the initial stage and attend four days in London getting this variety show ready for production. One exercise we had to do for the taster was to pretend there was tar on our bodies and try to get it off, while set to music. Once in London we were given various stage roles from lighting to sound and curtain operating.

Our tutors are very supportive and provide positive criticism and advice, as they are all from theatre backgrounds. There is a lot of opportunity at College to develop in your own way, but with high standards still in place.

I’m considering going to drama school when this course finishes. After that I’d like to get into a theatre-based role and become an Actor one day.

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.


Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.



We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.


Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 to order your copy.