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Arts officers, producers and directors

Up to £27,000

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Up to £60,000

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Production and process engineers

Up to £41,000

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Entry requirements

Please see our Entry Requirements page for general entry requirement guidance.


One year.

What will I study?

You will be introduced to many areas of performance, but in particular acting, technical theatre and elements of dance. With practical skills and knowledge from these, you will develop and prepare towards your own individual needs and progression pathways.

Over the year practical work and assignments will include a range of projects drawn from core and specialist units.

The programme may also include GCSE/Functional Skills Maths and English as appropriate for Level 3 progression requirement.

How will I be assessed?

There is continuous assessment of project/assignments throughout the programme. These may include performances, presentations, practical or written work. The course is primarily a practical one, consisting of 70% practical work and 30% written work. All units are assessed and an overall grade for the course will be awarded.


A materials contribution is applied to this course. For Level 1 & 2 courses this is £25. You will be expected to have a rehearsal/dance kit. This will be confirmed at enrolment. We also have trips to theatres and other venues. These are priced on an individual basis.

What could it lead to?

Students who achieve a Merit grade can look to move onto a Level 3 pathway in either Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre or Backstage Arts.

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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