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Creative Performance and Production Arts

Course Code: DPA

Level: 2
Subject area: Performing Arts & Live Events
Awarding body: UAL
Qualification: Diploma
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year

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About the course

If you are a young person who is hoping to make a career in the performing and production arts then we have the course for you! This full-time course is an industry focused route for those who are very passionate about performance and would like to train further within a highly specialist environment. You will have the opportunity to develop your practice both as an individual and as a member of a performance ensemble. You will be involved right from the start in an in-depth experience of the performing and production arts. The course is broad-based and you will develop your skills in performance across a wide range of disciplines including acting, dance and movement, and production.

What you'll learn

This course will cover the following topics:

  • performance
  • 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.
Entry requirements

You will need to have some previous performance experience and a passion for the arts.


You will be continually assessed throughout each stage of the course. This will include projects, on-going rehearsal and performance work, practice routine, practical assessment and evaluation.

What's next?

Following successful completion of this course, you would be able to progress onto a Level 3 in Performing Arts (Creative Theatre Practice) with a view to eventually working in the industry as a performer/performance maker.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete and return an application form.