Level 2

Performing and Production Arts (Live Events and Theatre Production) Level 2 Diploma

Duration Age Group Study Year Cost Available Locations
1 YEAR SCHOOL LEAVERS FULL TIME 2022
FREE* Thurrock Campus
Duration Age Group Study Year Cost Available Locations
1 YEAR SCHOOL LEAVERS FULL TIME 2022
FREE* Thurrock Campus

Overview

This course provides an exciting and hands-on introduction into the world of live events and the backstage theatre industries.

The course, which runs from our Thurrock Campus in Grays, supports college performances, productions, events and external live briefs throughout the year. Students learn a wide range of production skills and are able to specialise in more specific skills for progression to Level 3 Performing and Production Arts.

Working initially as a crew member, students will be introduced to staging, health and safety, lighting design, sound design and set design. Students will work with a range of hardware such as the GrandMa lighting desk, intelligent lighting fixtures, vision mixers, video cameras and a range of digital sound mixing desks.

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Entry Requirements

  • Level 1 qualification or GCSEs x 2 at grade 3/D in MATHS or ENGLISH

  • A relevant performing arts qualification is desirable, but not essential

  • Successful attendance at interview event

Course Structure

  • Introduction to performance
  • Introduction to production
  • Communicating with an audience
  • Staging a performance
  • Contextual research for performance and production
  • Performance skills and practice
  • Production skills and practice
  • Personal project and presentation
  • Producing and performing to an audience

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Assessment & Feedback

Level 2 Award & Diploma in Performing and Production Arts will be internally assessed and internally and externally moderated against the assessment criteria for the units.

Course Cost

School Leavers, full_time: FREE

FREE to UK under 19s not in employment

What Next...

Successful candidates can progress to Level 3 Performing and Production Arts. Students can also move into the following areas of work - production and stage management, lighting design and operation, sound design and operation, AV, set design, front of house, venue technician and stage crew.