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Diploma in Performing Arts L2

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Reading College’s Performing Arts course is unlike any other in the country. You will join Reading Studio of Dramatic Art, which is a partnership with Reading’s professional theatre company: Reading Rep.

If you are looking to get into drama school, work as a theatre professional, or go to university to study in the arts, then this is the course for you. You won’t be learning in a classroom, you will be working as a professional company of artists and staging numerous productions open to the public. You will be taught by leading industry experts, as well as highly qualified academic staff, to ensure that you receive a fully rounded experience and are prepared for life in the industry. This is much more than a qualification, this is an opportunity to train with a professional theatre company.

Our career pathways show you a typical route through the various stages of learning, what you will learn along the way and the careers these programmes could lead onto.

What I'll learn

You will develop your practical skills in drama, dance and the whole production process from technical theatre to performance. You will also be encouraged to develop analytical skills and acquire a broad knowledge of the way the performing arts business works. You will have the opportunity to participate in group productions. In addition, you will be encouraged to develop creative skills and strong organisational capabilities. You will have an opportunity to re-take English or maths GCSE, where needed.

 

How I'll learn

Students on this course will be helped to develop practical performance skills using voice and movement to communicate effectively to an audience. You will also learn the importance of team work and self-discipline and gain confidence in interacting with others. These skills can be used not just in the performing arts industry but in many other areas of work.

 

How I'll be assessed

You will undertake practical assignments performed in class and in public, small and large group projects and workshops.

 

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs (including English and maths) at grade D/3 or above and/or a completed Level 1 award.

If you are interested in a Level 2 programme and have alternative qualifications you would like us to consider please contact us with your details

Applicants will be invited to attend an audition and an interview and to complete an internal assessment. All students will have their literacy and numeracy needs supported within the programme.

 

How to Apply

Applying for one of our programmes is easy.

You can apply for a vocational programme online. Simply follow the link to ‘Apply now’ on your chosen programme page. You will then be asked to register or log in to progress with your application. As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs.) Printed application forms are also available on request by calling us on 0800 612 6008 or visiting us at one of our college Advice Centres. Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.