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Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts (Music, Production, Dance or Drama Pathway)

Course Level: 

Level 2

Job opportunities after this course: 

Progression after this programme could be to the UAL Level 3 Diploma in Music Performance & Production or Performing & Production Arts. You will have exposure to a range of practical activities through workshops, rehearsals, performances and work experience to develop practical skills and theoretical portfolios to prepare you for the next level of study. You will have the opportunity to follow a music, production, dance or drama pathway or choose a combination in preparation for progression to a Level 3 programme.

Overview of the course: 

The Level 2 programme gives a rounded approach, not just to performing or production arts but to the industry as a whole. You will gain experience in music, production arts, dance or drama, where you will learn techniques as well as create your own performances. You will also have the chance to work in design for costume, set, sound and lighting.

Entry requirements: 

3 GCSEs with grades 3 or above (including Maths and English).

Entry onto any course at East Durham College is subject to final approval from the Assistant Principal. Where relevant, the term ‘entry requirements’ also includes DBS checks, references, fitness to practice, etc.

Our entry requirements are in place to support our students in achieving the qualifications they have chosen to study. Following changes in the assessment and grading of GCSE’s as a result of Covid-19, all new full-time students will be regularly assessed by East Durham College at an early stage in their study programme. This is to ensure that students are enrolled onto courses which suit their abilities – following assessment, there may be occasions when learners are transferred to a relevant course at a higher or lower level in order to ensure they are enrolled onto the right course for them to achieve success.

Topics: 

The programme is 'learner responsive' which means we build projects around the learners who have chosen this programme of study. You will be given guidance over the development of a project which helps you develop independence. You will also participate in annual events such as the pantomime and Zombie Apocalypse.

How is the course assessed?: 

The work you complete is graded as 'Pass' / Merit / Distinction' and you will have two opportunities to submit work for assessment for each unit. The course is assessed internally by an Assessor, before being Internally and Externally Verified to check the marking is consistent. Assessment includes live performance, written submissions, viva voce (interview to camera), photographic evidence, sound track or music CD.

Further study options after this course: 

Students can progress on to an Level 3 Diploma. The Level 2 Diploma provides a stepping stone into employment within the performing arts, music or production arts industries.

Length of the course: 

The Level 2 programme is a one year programme where you will study across four to five days each week, with an element of remote learning.
This full time study programme course may also be available to study on a part-time basis if you are aged 18 or over on 31st August. Please check with Student Services for more details.

Campus: 

Peterlee Campus

When does the course start: 

September 2021

Fees: 

Free if you are under the age of 19 on the 31st August 2021

Free if you are under 25 on the 31st August 2021 with a statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan

Free if you are aged 19-23 on 31st August 2021 and do not already have a full Level 2 qualification – contact us to check your qualifications

Free if you are unemployed and in receipt of eligible benefits – contact us to check if you are eligible

Free if you are employed and your income is less than £17,004

If you do not meet the above criteria and need to pay fees they are:

£1607.00

Flexible payment options are available, please speak to Student Services.

*you must have been a legal resident of the UK/EU for the last 3 years

*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (13 May 2021 00:15) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually

How to apply: 

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Alternatively, if you need assistance with your application or you would like to apply over the phone or using a paper-based application form, please call Student Services on 0191 518 8222.

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