Level 2 Performing and Production Arts
About this course

Trowbridge has state of the art professional studio theatre - The Arc Theatre in which Drama and Music are taught, a specilaist Dance Studio and a newly refurbished Drama Studio.

Students at Trowbridge actually start the year with a devised performance which will feature Acting, Dance and Singing before developing their skills over the winter before their first major public performance shortly before Easter.

Students at Salisbury are trained by professional artists within our partner organisation, Wiltshire Creative. Wiltshire Creative comprises the combined vision, creative energy and ambition of Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury International Arts Festival and Salisbury Playhouse.

Students spend two days a week at the Salisbury Arts Centre and the Salisbury Playhouse with further sessions taking place in the well equipped campus Performing Arts Studio.  There is the opportunity to take a performing or production pathway. 

What will I learn?

Through practical workshops and spending time in our professional theatre venues and studios, you will develop the confidence and skills you need to become a professional performer.

At Trowbridge you will learn dance and drama skills, devising your own plays and choreographing dance pieces. You will practice singing and learn about the different element of theatre, including production.

At Salisbury there is the opportunity to undertake either a performing or production pathway. On the performing pathway you will learn a veriety of acting techniques as well as building on basic voice, movement and character technique.  On the production pathway you will learn the basics of stage management, lighting, sound with some design opportunities. You will undertake a minimum of 5 performances throughout the course of the year.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade D/3 or above, including maths and English, or equivalent.

A successful audition and good references.

Study, assessment and qualifications

You will be assessed on your coursework which will be made up of research evidence, a log of the process, video evidence of rehearsals and performance, presentations and written documents such as theatre reviews and evaluations.  You will undertake a number of projects throughout the year and you will produce a portfolio of work for each project.

The Functional skills in Maths and English are assessed by exam.

The final qualification is a UAL Level 2 Diploma in Performing and Production Arts.

Additional costs and information

Trowbridge: There is a studio fee for the year of £100 which is payable at the start of the course.

Salisbury: There is a studio fee for the year of £50 which is payable to Wiltshire Creative at the start of the course.

What could I do next?

You can progress onto our Level 3 Performing and Production Arts course. The industry is fiercely competitive, so you will need a real determination to succeed in roles such as actor, presenter, dancer, choreographer, producer, scriptwriter and many more.

The Production pathway is currently only available at Salisbury.