This course is validated by: University of the Arts London

Performing and Production Arts (UAL) Level 2

Course Information

  • Course Code: MP033
  • Duration: 1 academic year
  • Approved by: University of the Arts London
  • Study mode: Full Time

The Level 2 Diploma in Performing & Production Arts provides an introduction to performance, production and design, providing you with a broad experience to develop your understanding of Performing and Production Arts.

This is an exciting course during which you will develop your skills through practical performance workshops rehearsal and live performance. You will be given the opportunity to expand your horizons within the field of Performing and Production Arts including singing skills, acting skills and dance skills.  Plus the opportunity to understand the production process and the back stage skills required to bring a performance to life.

You’ll be based in our first class campus featuring our professional recording studio, control room and mixing facilities.  You will work alongside media, photography and creative art and design students, providing opportunities to create and perform traditional and community theatre, outdoor theatre, TV, film and audio. This will give you the grounding needed to understand the complete process, from concept to post-production.  In addition you can find out what it takes to be a part of a team and discover the many exciting and varied career pathways within performing arts.

You will benefit from our Leadership College status for the Creative & Cultural Skills Sector in terms of masterclasses with national artists such as Neil Bartlett OBE, British director, performer, translator and writer.

In addition you will take an active role within the annual National Festival of Making, contributing to street performance and street theatre working alongside sector experts to hone your performance skills and knowledge.

Recently our students have had the opportunity to get backstage at the Download Festival, Snow Patrol and Florence + The Machine at Manchester arena.



What will I study?

The course is made up of 9 units building skills within both Performing and Production Arts leading to performance based assessments throughout the year.

  • Unit 1: Introduction to Performance
  • Unit 2: Introduction to Production
  • Unit 3: Communicating with an Audience
  • Unit 4: Staging a Performance
  • Unit 5: Contextual research for Performance and Production
  • Unit 6: Performance skills and Practice
  • Unit 7: Production skills and Practice
  • Unit 8: Personal Project and Presentation
  • Unit 9: Producing and Performing to an Audience
Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade D/3.

Interview to demonstrate your performance abilities or passion surrounding production.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will take a variety of forms: projects (written and performance), recorded work, practical work, short essay, written and/or aural evaluations.

What can I do next?

Opportunities exist to enter the Performing and Production Arts industry within holiday camps and animation team activities, film and TV extra work and various roles within the light entertainment industry.  However further training would be recommended to achieve employment in many professional job roles.

Level 3 Performing & Production Arts is an ideal progression route to enhance your career prospects.

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