Acting and Dance

Performing Arts First Diploma - Edexcel

Level 2

Who is this course for?

This one-year full-time course offers you the opportunity to cover the practical as well as the theoretical areas of dance and drama. If you are passionate about the arts and enjoy dance, drama, performing and music then this could be the course for you. It is an excellent starting point for those who have ambitions of pursuing careers within the Performing Arts sector.

Formal Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade D and above, including English, or successful completion of the Level 1 Diploma or equivalent.

What does the course involve?

The course recognises the skills, knowledge and understanding of the Performing Arts sector. You need to complete six units to pass this course successfully. Examples of units you may study on the course include: Acting Skills, Community Theatre, Singing Skills and Urban Dance.

Students are encouraged to broaden their dance and drama range through a programme that embraces a number of contemporary and traditional styles, whilst offering choices in study that open up possibilities within the field of performing arts in general.

Functional Skills will also form an important part of your course. They are the skills we use in all aspects of our study, work and everyday life. When you start the course, your tutor will discuss which Functional Skills are the most appropriate for you.

Enrichment activities

Students have opportunities to see professional performances in the West End as well as locally. They also have an opportunity to engage with community and local authority organisations.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a mixture of coursework, practical work and examination. Learning methods include practical drama workshops; theatre productions; private study; tutorials; theatre visits and class work.

Where can I go next?

You can move on to the Level 3 Diploma in Performing Arts, Dance or Acting.