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Performing Arts Diploma

Level 2

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Key Info

Learning Area   Music & Performing Arts
Delivery Mode   Full-time
Duration   1 Year
Course Code   10097-STA-22

Dates & Locations

Course Type   16-19, Adult
Location   Cornwall College St Austell
Start Date   12/09/2022

Is a life on the stage or screen calling you? Do you long to act, dance, sing or perform to live audiences or on TV? Our St Austell campus has a renowned reputation for its performing arts courses which enable students to progress to some of the most prestigious performing arts schools and conservatoires in the country. Our facilities are amazing and include The Keay Theatre, professional dance studios, and rehearsal and performance spaces.

If you wish to pursue a career in the performing arts then we offer you the choice of four specialist courses, all of which are equivalent to A-levels. Our Level 2 course is ideal should your GCSE results not be what you expected, with the option to progress to one of our Level 3 diplomas.

If your passion is to have a career within the performing arts sector, including acting, dancing and musical theatre, then this course could be for you. You will explore lots of disciplines in practical workshops gaining a vital insight into what is required to succeed in these creative industries. You will have the opportunity to take part in both on-campus and off-campus projects, including performing in our own seated theatre known as The Keay. This is the perfect course for an all-round experience, before you specialise in your chosen field of acting, dance or musical theatre.

  What You Will Learn

Units covering subjects in dance, acting, physical and musical theatre.

  Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 3, including English and mathematics, or equivalent qualifications. Successful selection is also based upon interview, audition and your commitment to the course.

  Work Experience

As part of your course you will be required to carry out Work Experience and/or an Industry Placement.


Assessments are coursework based.


Continue your studies with one of our Level 3 diplomas detailed above.





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Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The College reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.

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Jack Sutton Basset

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Jack chose to study at the College for his Level 2 and Level 3 BTEC in Music and has gone onto travel the world with his band King Creature. They've toured around America, Europe and China and have even recorded at the infamous Abbey Road Studios.

" I had a great time on my course and I met some great people who I'm still in contact with and work with. I wanted a course that allowed me to play music and now I play drums for the band King Creature and get to travel a lot."

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