Performing & Production Arts | UAL Diploma in Performing and Production Arts | Level 2

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Course Code: FE0283-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: West Durrington Campus Qualification: UAL Diploma in Performing and Production Arts Level 2 Awarding Body: UAL

Why this course?


This course covers a range of theatre arts disciplines, both performance based and behind-the-scenes in production. You can opt to focus on either performance subjects (acting, dance, singing) or production subjects (lighting, sound, set design) at Level 3.

If you are still deciding whether you prefer performance or production, you can opt to mix and match the course units and gain a general qualification. This will allow you to specialise further down the line in your studies.

The College offers facilities unrivalled in the region, including a 160-seat professional theatre, high specification rehearsal and dance studios, and extensive production workshops.If you are still deciding whether you prefer performance or production, you can opt to mix and match the course units and come out with a general qualification. This will allow you to specialise further down the line in your studies. 

Start dates

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Entry requirements

This Level 2 course is for students who at least 3 GCSEs at grade 3 (D/E) or above, preferably including English or maths.

If you do not have these grades start on the Level 1 course.

Entry requirements

Course content

Course topics include:

Performing Arts

  • Acting
  • Mask work
  • Dance
  • Singing
  • Choreography
  • Script work
  • Improvisation
  • Devising

Production Arts

  • Lighting
  • Sound
  • Set Design
  • Props
  • Make-up and hair
  • Costume design
  • Marketing

After exploring both at Level 1 and 2 you may want to specialise in one area at Level 3.

Why this course at the MET?

  • Explore both performance and production arts - learn skills in both 
  • 10 rehearsal and dance studios
  • Build your confidence
  • Professional theatre with industry-standard technology and scene dock
  • Props, costume and make-up workshops
  • Tutors with professional industry experience
  • Learn at a dedicated arts and creative campus
  • Course structured to reflect the industry

Northbrook MET is highly regarded in the theatre industry as a provider of excellent training.

The MET's Theatre Arts department has a broad range of staff who are all practising artists and producers involved in the region's exciting theatre scene. Our staff are here help you realise your potential.      

Our experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims. 

Close proximity to Brighton and London - both offering a wealth of theatre experiences.     

Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Northbrook MET is the renowned creative facilities and atmosphere at our West Durrington Campus. The campus is a dedicated arts space, with the theatre courses running alongside music and art & design courses. You will collaborate with like-minded, passionate students and benefit from the various creative projects that take place, such as theatre shows, music gigs and art exhibitions. The campus is regularly used by professional creatives, which further highlights the quality of our industry-standard facilities.

Further study

After Level 2, you can progress to a Level 3 Diploma in Theatre Technology, Dance, Acting or Design for Theatre.

If you have been exploring both performance and production elements of this exciting industry, you may want to specialise in a particular area. This could affect your choices in terms of which Level 3 course you want to progress to or what jobs are available to you if you wish to go straight into employment. Our department staff and careers advisers are always on hand to offer expert advice and make sure you make the right choice for you as you pursue your dream job.

Future careers


  • Actor
  • Voice over
  • Director
  • TV presenter
  • Event manager
  • Drama teacher

Production Arts

  • Theatre technician
  • Lighting designer/operator
  • Sound engineer/operator
  • Set designer
  • Practitioner of hair/make-up/wigs
  • Marketing/events 

Course costs

UK and EU students do not have to pay fees if they are under 19 on 31 August in the year they are studying.

More information about fees for college courses and financial support for 16-19 year olds can be found here.

Course costs

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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to EU residents who are under 19 years old on the 31 August of the year of entry. If you are 19+ and interested in studying this course, you can find out more about costs and financial support in the link below.

19+ fees

How to apply

We accept applications throughout the year, allowing you to apply up until the course starts.

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