Level 2


Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance, Musical Theatre & Acting)


One Year – Full time

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Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 9-3 including English and Maths, or a full Level 1 qualification with a ‘stepping stone’ English and Maths qualification. You will also be required to prepare a short solo to showcase your specialism in either singing, dancing or a monologue.


This Level 2 course offers the chance to study all aspects of the performing arts from specific training in performance styles to front of house operations as part of the Purple Trees Performing Arts Company. As a company member you will have the option of choosing a pathway in either musical theatre or dance and will study a range of styles and participate in numerous performances throughout the year. At this level you will be provided with professional training to give you the foundation required for progression on to the Level 3 course in your subject specialism.

Your classes will take place in the College’s dedicated performance studios and theatre, where you will explore a wide variety of approaches to acting and the world of performing arts.

We will help you to develop your performance skills including voice and speech, singing, movement and musical theatre. Workshops will also be provided by visiting performing arts professionals.

You will have many opportunities to get involved in productions and to see professional stage shows, both locally and in London.

Next Steps

You may wish to progress to a Level 3 Diploma in either Dance, Musical Theatre or Acting to develop your skills and creative expression further. This will give you more experience and open up wider opportunities for a career in performing arts. Working in the performing arts is very competitive, but professional careers for talented, hard working young people are very much achievable.

For further assistance or speak to an adviser please call 01329 815 200