Performing Arts

Summary of course

This course will appeal to those who would like a general introduction to the Performing Arts and offers a combination of practical and theory-based assignments The Level 1 Award and Diploma in Music, Performing and Production Arts provides opportunities for students to explore, develop and test their creativity while enhancing self-confidence and revealing the potential career demands and opportunities within the sector.

Both qualifications draw upon established approaches to teaching, learning and assessment that are successfully proven to appeal to and engage students seeking practical study over a more academic study route.

You will also study for qualifications in Level 1 or 2 English and Mathematics, and learn more about the world of work.

The course is taught by a subject specialist. A variety of teaching/learning strategies are used.

What will I study?

The units you will study are likely to include:

Core Units:

  • Introduction to music, performing and production arts
  • Introduction to research for music,performing and production arts
  • Communicating with an audience for music and performing arts
  • Production development for music and performing arts
  • Performance development for music and performing arts
  • Music, performing and production arts project

All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.

How is the course assessed?

Practical skills and academic work will be assessed through performance projects and will include portfolio work, logbooks, presentation and practical assessment.

You will sit external exams for Mathematics and English.

Your Study Programme

If you are aged 16-18, you will join a Study Programme. We will make sure you are working at the right level on your core qualification and are challenged to achieve the highest level of qualification you can. All students will continue to improve their maths and English and if you don't have a grade 4 (C) at GCSE, we will work with you towards achieving that goal (subject to specific entry requirements for particular courses). Work experience will be part of your study programme and complement your college study and prepare you for employment. You will also get involved in activities to help you develop life skills and to build your confidence so you can make progress in your career. Weekly timetables will include tutorial support which may comprise of full group activities or one to one sessions to discuss individual progress or support needs.

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for you if you have an interest in the performing arts and wish to gain a Level 1 qualification in performing arts.

Progression and Career Opportunities

Students who complete the course will generally move on to a Level 2 qualification within either Acting or Dance.

Entry Requirements for new students

Four GCSEs at Grade 2 [E] or above or completion of Foundation studies

Interview Requirements

You must bring your interview letter to your appointment and arrive 15 minutes before your interview is due to take place.

General Info (materials required for the course)

You will have the opportunity to take part in trips and visits organised to support your study. These will cost approximately £30 and this fee is payable at enrolment.

Course fee information

Sorry, you’ve missed the start date for this course but we are planning to offer it again in September 2020. If you would like to speak to a tutor about the course please call us on 0300 123 2344 or complete our easy online enquiry form


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