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DUniversity of the Arts (UAL)
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Qualification: UAL Level 2 Diploma in Performing and Production Arts (Performing Arts)

Develop your performance talents in a friendly and inspiring atmosphere.

This course provides students with a strong grounding in performing arts and introduces a broad range of topics that support progression to further study.

Our aim is to encourage you to develop a knowledge and understanding of performing arts, and to grow in confidence across a range of disciplines. Students will build upon existing skills, and learn new acting and dance techniques for rehearsals and performances – all within a highly creative arts college environment.

Our performing arts students benefit from the College’s partnerships and links to:

  • Hay Festival
  • Pentabus Theatre
  • The Courtyard Centre for the Arts
  • Dancefest
  • Aerial Dance Hereford Performing Arts

Key Areas

  • Acting skills and techniques.
  • Employment opportunities and skills.
  • Dance skills and techniques.
  • Production roles and opportunities.
  • Musical theatre performance.

UAL Awarding Body believes in transformative education. They design and award creative qualifications that empower and inspire educators to help students reach their potential.

UAL Awarding Body is regulated by Ofqual, Qualifications Wales and CCEA Regulation and currently offers qualifications in Art and Design, Fashion Business and Retail, Creative Media Production and Technology,

Music Performance and Production and Performing and Production Arts. They are also the UK’s leading provider of the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. Their qualifications have high retention and achievement rates because they are flexible, responsive and relevant to industry needs, and facilitate student progression.

University of the Arts London (UAL) is Europe’s largest specialist art and design university, comprising six renowned Colleges: Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Arts.

English and maths are an integral part of the course.  Students who do not yet have the necessary grades (grade 4/ C or above) will get additional teaching and support to study for either GCSE or functional skills qualifications depending on prior GCSE grades. Please visit our English and Maths page for more details.

Additional support sessions, where appropriate, will also be available through Learning Support and Study Plus.

The majority of students progress to Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts and continue their performance education. Others will feel confident to enter employment or take up alternative study.

  • Entry requirements:  Minimum 4 GCSEs Grade 9 – 2 (previously A* – F) (to ensure that you qualify, it is also highly desirable that you achieve at least a grade 4 / C or above in English or maths)
  • Interview and portfolio 
  • Minimum age: 16 years