Study Type
Full Time
Study Level
Level 2
Start Date:
1 year

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Entry requirements

View The Isle of Wight College's standard entry requirements for full-time college courses (depending on the level of the course to be studied).

Standard college entry requirements for Level 2 and a successful audition.
Who the course is for
Our Level 2 diploma is an excellent course for those with aspirations in the performance industry and who wish to build their performance technique and contextual knowledge before pursuing further study or employment. You will also gain research skills that will be applied to practical elements of your work and develop a range of transferable skills such as communication, problem solving and teamwork through working to performance briefs and building an understanding of the industry demands.
What the interview will involve

There will be a practical audition process where you will take part in a group activity (this could be dance or acting based.) You will have the opportunity to showcase a monologue, solo song or dance lasting approx. 1 min. This may be in front of other candidates. Following this you will have a 1:1 interview with a subject tutor.  

What you will learn
  • The Performing Arts Industry   
  • Performance Project   
  • Developing Dance Skills and Techniques  
  • Drama Historical Context 
  • Devising Drama  
  • Performing Scripted Plays  
  • Musical Theatre Performance 

(Units may be subject to change)  

How you will learn
You will learn through a mixture of practical skill building and creative workshops; lectures; rehearsal and performance opportunities. You will also have academic tutorials with a subject tutor throughout the course where your progress will be reflected on and targets set.
Work placement

Ideas of academic or workplace progression 

The Level 2 Diploma supports progression to our BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts Practice, alongside the achievement of GCSEs in Maths and English at grade 4 or equivalent. The course explores and range of performance styles and techniques alongside arrange of career pathways in the Performing Arts.  After completing the Diploma learners may wish to pursue a level 3 qualification, apprenticeship or junior role in the industry.  

Further study and employment areas include:  

  • Performance  
  • Dance  
  • Drama  
  • Acting

If you are taking a full-time course, you will be charged a Central Admin Fee of up to £40 at the start of your course. In addition to this there will be a cost involved for purchasing any essential equipment or uniform for your course; you may be eligible for financial support from the college Bursary team, please ask your tutor for more information.

Qualifications you will get
OCR Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Performing Arts?
Additional information
There are no further course fees for performing arts courses however if there are opportunities for trips there may be costs as required.
Alternatively, email with the subject title of your chosen course, followed by ‘info’ to receive further information. i.e. ‘Science T Level info’.

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