Do you have aspirations of becoming a professional performance artist, (actor, dancer, mime, musical theatre, physical theatre performer) or forging a career in the performing arts industry as a director, producer or creative practitioner? If so, this interactive, inspiring and practical performing-arts course will help you establish the all-important professional foundation steps required to help realise the dream.
This course is a first, or next step in studying for a career in Performing Arts. It is suitable for individuals who have a passionate interest in Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre, Physical-Theatre and /or other creative arts genres; and those looking to progress onto a Level 3 performing arts course, who need to develop, improve and enrich their skill, technique, practical application and ability.
Accredited by University of Arts London, our Level 2 Diploma in Performing & Production Arts course, is designed to provide exciting, highly effective introduction and ongoing professional performing-arts training which includes a specifically designed physical-theatre module a dynamic fusion of acting, movement, mime, text, song and media - harnessed to create one, all-inclusive, dynamic, exciting performing-arts genre
What will I learn?
In addition to contemporary theatre/acting and selected dance modules, the course also includes an Employability Skills module, carefully crafted for you to learn the professional presentation-techniques and develop the confidence and skill-set required to achieve successful outcomes for interviews, professional presentations and auditions. The course also includes professionally instructed student performances to a selected and invited audience.
You will gain skills in a range of on-stage and back-stage roles. In additional to the performing-arts genres mentioned above, - you will explore technical roles such as lighting and set-design, as well as introductory business skills required to run box office and promotion.
- Introduction to Performance
- Staging & Performance
- Performance Skills & techniques
- Introduction to Production
- Working in the Performing Arts Industry
- Performing & Production Arts Process
- Staging & Blocking
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed in a number of ways; as well as producing practical performance work, you will produce research projects, short essays, oral/visual presentations etc.
Ideally you should have 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above. You will also attend an interview and an audition where you will be expected to discuss your interest in Performing Arts and demonstrate your ability.
You will need rehearsal blacks - comfortable clothing. Students may also wear jazz shoes or jazz sneakers shoes for dance and acting classes, but it's not a specific requirement. Trips, theatre visits and workshops - fares and tickets will be required.