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L2 Performing Arts Level 2 | Diploma in Performing and Production Arts

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This inspiring programme will develop your performance skills and understanding of the performing arts industry. You will develop your knowledge and skills through a range of performance-based projects, accompanied by demonstrations and guidance from your industry-experienced tutors.

You are given opportunities to perform for the public and local schools throughout the year. You will study a variety of acting, musical, performing and dance skills. This will lead to a final group project at the end of the year.

Those who successfully complete the qualification, and all other elements of their study programme, may progress onto a Level 3 qualification within the Bristol Institute of Performing Arts, SGS College or another education provider.

The Bristol Institute of Performing Arts (BIPA) is proud to be part of South Gloucestershire and Stroud College.

How will I learn?

This Level 2 course is based at our dynamic and exciting WISE Campus, located within easy reach of the city of Bristol and moments away from Bristol Parkway and Bristol Abbey Wood train stations.

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Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above. Performance experience is useful but not essential; however, passion and enthusiasm for the performing arts are a must!

Maths & English

A key requirement for obtaining many jobs is to achieve a good standard of English and maths. Therefore, learners that do not yet have a GCSE grade 4 (C) in these subjects will be enrolled on either a GCSE or functional skills course alongside their main study programme.


The performing arts and leisure industry is one of the few areas in the jobs market that has sustained levels of employment and has even shown areas of growth in the present economic climate.

Work Experience

There is a work experience requirement linked to your programme and all students will complete industry-related placements.

Additional Information

The Level 1 & 2 Diploma in Performing & Production Arts provides a full-time introduction to performance, production and design for the Performing Arts that give students a broad diagnostic experience that develops an understanding of Performing Arts as a collaborative activity. The qualification aims to enable students to reengage with education and acquire the requisite skills, knowledge and understanding to progress to further education and employment.

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Full-Time 2022-2023

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