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Performing and Production Arts (UAL) Level 2 Diploma

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Key information

Qualification type


Course code



Level 2


1 year


Broughton Road,
Banbury, OX16 9QA

Start date

Sep 2021

On this course, you'll learn skills in theatre performance, dance and acting for film and TV.

Performance and Production at Banbury and Bicester College is exciting, practical, and industry focused.

Our courses give you the chance to experience a wide variety of modern, contemporary and practical skills and techniques in the  performing and production arts. You’ll even create your own study programme, specialising in your area of interest! 

You'll be taught by industry trained expert practitioners in specialist buildings, housing a variety of professional facilities, including:

  • an HD TV studio
  • a cinema room
  • multiple Mac suites
  • a fully equipped theatre and rehearsal space

Each year, our students have the opportunity to take part in our End of Year Festival to showcase their work. Take a look at our video of the 2019 show, "Arrival". 


What I'll learn

Performance and Production at Banbury and Bicester College is focussed on developing personalised pathways for all learners, allowing you to undertake a broad and multi-disciplined programme of study.

The course is a modern, contemporary performing arts course where you'll specialise in both live and recorded performance.

You'll cover a vast array of skills and techniques, all focussed on preparing you for the next steps in a creative career. 

Specialist subjects include:

  • TV / Film Acting
  • Physical Theatre
  • Theatre in Education
  • Online Marketing
  • Dance
  • Production Design
  • Technical Theatre


How I'll learn

We want you to collaborate in your learning experience, so our industry-experienced tutors will help you to identify your areas of interest and areas for improvement.

You'll develop practical performance skills using voice and movement to communicate effectively to an audience. You will also learn the importance of team work, self-discipline, and you'll gain confidence in interacting with—and leading—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

All your coursework is internally assessed at the end of the year (there is no exam).

It'll then be marked by the centre and moderated by UAL Awarding Body. 


Entry Requirements

It is recommended that you have a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, at least one of which should be in an art subject.

All learners will be required to attend an audition. You will be contacted personally to confirm any materials you may need to prepare for this.


How to Apply

You can apply for this programme online. Click on APPLY NOW and follow the steps below:

  • Register for our online service and verify your account
  • Log in to our website and click APPLY NOW on your chosen programme’s page to complete 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).
Please include full details of your qualifications from your own country, as well as details of any English Language tests you have taken.

Printed application forms are also available.

Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.