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Performing Arts/Production Arts - Level 2 (UAL Diploma)

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Course Code: FE0283-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: West Durrington Campus Start Date: September 2019 Duration: 1 Year Qualification: UAL Diploma in Performing and Production Arts Level 2 Awarding Body: UAL

Course aims

This Level 2 course covers a range of theatre arts disciplines, both performance based and behind-the-scenes (production).

Students can opt to focus on either performance subjects (acting, dance, singing) or production subjects (lighting, sound, set design). 

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. 

Click on the Course Content tab to see what the various options are within this qualification.

Entry requirements

This Level 2 course is for students who have fewer than 4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above. You should have at least 3 GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English or maths.

Entry requirements

Course content

Choose a pathway or opt to combine course units if you are still deciding which direction to take.

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

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 further study or seek employment.

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 


Potential Careers

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