Level 2 Diploma in Creative and Performing Arts

The Level 2 Diploma in Creative and Performing arts is a new addition to courses offered in Creative Industries. This course is specifically designed to give learners who have not achieved GCSE grade C's the chance to follow a career in the Creative Industries, develop their skills including Maths and English and progress on to higher levels of study. The course is very specific in terms of the units offered which are very much industry based, while at the same time give a rich and varied scope of creative performance techniques. This will allow the learner to experience all the many facets of the Performing Arts in order for them to create solid foundations for further study, may that be dance, musical theatre or drama pathways. The course is very much performance based, the learner will be working alongside other level 2 learners, all gaining experience and training in the areas of dance, acting, singing and also the unit Planning a Career, will heighten research skills and promote an understanding of theory. The learner will also have many other opportunities to gain experience when collaborating and working alongside higher level learners when taking part in production processes and extra-curricular activities/classes.

  • What will be studied
    A range of units will be studied over the I year period including vocal techniques, dance fitness, solo performance, planning a career, final production.
  • What are the entry requirements?
    4 GCSEs at grade 3 (formerly grade D) or above, which should ideally include Maths and English, or completion of a Level 1 course. A passion for the subject and the ability to work with others is essential. You will need to attend an interview and an audition, or present a portfolio of work appropriate to the subject area. Individual circumstances where learners do not fully meet the entry requirements may be considered.
  • Where does this course lead to?
    Many of our learners can progress on to a Level 3 programme in Musical Theatre, Dance or Acting if high grades are achieved and attendance and attitude are maintained to a consistent level.
  • What qualifications will be gained?
    Level 2 Diploma in Creative and Performing Arts
  • How will this course be delivered?
    The course is run across four days; Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
  • How will I be assessed?
    There is a high emphasis on practical work. A large number of the units are assessed practically with elements of written essays, reports, presentations and 1-2-1 tutor assessments.
  • How to get a place?
    Apply online at Kidderminster.ac.uk
  • Other Information:
    This is a great foundation course for any learner who is serious about pursuing a career in the Creative Industries.
  • Exam Board:
    Course related careers include Acting for stage and TV, Directing, Dancing, Musical Theatre Performer Performance Artist, Stage Design, Stage Manager Artistic Manager.


Start Date : September 2017 End Date : June 2018 Fee : N/A
Day : Monday Time : 12.5hours per week Fee Description : N/A Duration : 1 Year
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