Musical Theatre Performance Level 2 Extended Certificate

Musical Theatre Performance Level 2 Extended Certificate

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Musical Theatre Performance Level 2 Extended Certificate

On this course you will develop dance, singing and acting skills as well as knowledge about working in the performing arts industry. You will develop technique in all three areas looking at jazz and urban dance styles, creating the illusion of truth in acting and developing both a pop and a musical theatre voice in singing.

We also develop your academic skills to ensure you are ready for the next level of your education or employment. As part of your course, you will also participate in work experience that will enhance your CV and give you first-hand valuable experience of the Performing Arts Industry.

You will be involved in two major performance pieces throughout the year, alongside various showcase events, developing your performance skills and providing you with experience of working in a professional performance environment.

Duration 1 year
Study mode Full Time
Start date 09/09/2019
Campus Quarry Hill Campus
Course code 70307-01
Fee 16 - 18: no fee. 19+: £1,214 (19+ fee subject to change)

What you learn

Course themes:

• Exploring urban dance styles

• Individual showcase

• Preparation performance and production

• Acting skills

• Musical theatre skills

• Performance in context

• Performing scripted plays

Benefits / Skills you will develop

Students will work on exciting and creative projects, giving them the opportunity to develop the practical skills necessary for the world of work in the performing arts industry. These include:

  • Work experience within the Performing Arts industry
  • Practical Performing Arts skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of working in the Performing Arts Industry
  • Confidence in own ability
  • Career guidance on progression and next step
  • Vocal technique
  • Acting skills
  • Musical Theatre skills
  • Dance skills 

How you will be assessed

Practical classes and tutorials are delivered over three days of the week, leaving plenty of study-time to complete supporting research and written tasks and participate in external activities. 

Units are delivered through practical performance projects which are assessed through an on-going monitoring of progress with feedback at the end of each semester. These units are also supported by written tasks such as report writing and written logs.

You will also have two externally assessed units; one practical based from either acting, dancing or singing and one online assessment about the Performing Arts Industry. Attendance and application to all areas is essential for successful completion.

You will be graded either; Pass, Merit or Distinction.

This Level 2 qualification is assessed via a combination of internal assessment, where tasks are set and marked by your tutors, and external assessment which may include a written exam/test.




Where is the course delivered (facilities / classrooms)

From September 2019 Creative Arts courses will be delivered at our new campus at Quarry Hill.

Entry requirements

If you are part of the new grading system for GCSE we would see Grades 3 as the equivalent of a Grade D in this offer.

4 D's at GCSE or equivalent. Plus a well-established interest in the performing arts. We ask you to take part in an interview and audition process

What's next

On completion of your course you will have improved your performance skills and have a deeper understanding of this challenging yet exciting industry. You will also have developed your self-confidence, presentation skills, leadership and team-working potential, preparing you for Level 3 study or to enter employment.

Students who have completed these courses have progressed onto Level 3 Performing Arts courses in Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre and Performing Arts.

What our current students say

We asked our current Level 2 Performing Arts students to feedback on their journey so far. Here is what they said:

"This course has given me new experiences and opportunities to develop my performance skills"

"Studying on Level 2 Performing Arts has allowed me to build my confidence in singing, dancing and acting. I now have the confidence to showcase my skills without the fear of being judged"

"The tutors are absolutely amazing and encourage you to express who you are"

"I have loved being part of the choir and performing at the Roundhouse in London"

"I have enjoyed that singing, dancing and acting is spread equally which has developed my performance skills even further"


Our students have some advice for you if you are thinking of applying:

"Open up and don't be afraid to be yourself"

"Always have a positive mind set"

"Don't doubt your abilities because you're always better than what you tell yourself"

"Give it your all and stay focussed on your goals"




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