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BDC Production Arts 2
Level 2

Performing and Production Arts Industry Skills


1 year


Barking Campus - The Broadway Theatre


Sept 2024




Production Arts

This course provides a good foundation in all areas of Performing Arts. You will be able to see shows, visit theatres and take part in external workshops, as well as develop your skills and gain experience of performing.

The course aims to develop a wide range of Performing Arts skills, including Creative Interpretation of Roles, Professional Development, Audition & the Portfolio Process and Performance Styles.

You will study through Movement, Acting & Dance, on becoming an all-round performer and will be able to develop your own areas of strength.

The course is made up of 7 units in total, which you will complete across the academic year. All units are internally assessed.

The units you will study are:

Unit 1: Skills and Development for Performing Arts

Unit 2: Professional Development

Unit 3: Creative Interpretation

Unit 4: Audition and Portfolio Process

Unit 5: Preparing for a Performing Arts Production

Unit 6: Performing Arts Production

Unit 7: Responding to a Progression Opportunity

These units will enable you to develop skills and perform in a variety of contexts, from existing work to original devised performance pieces. Performances will take place at the Broadway Theatre and other external venues across London. The course will provide a solid grounding in both dance and acting.

You will have seven internal assessments, in both practical and coursework.

You will need to have GCSE Maths, English Language and two additional subjects at grade 3 (D) or above.

As part of the application process you will also be asked to explain why you want to study this course, so that we can ensure any course offer made aligns to your career goals.

Examples of projects and trips that Level 2 students have taken part in previous years are:

  • Free Theatre tickets to venues such as The Barbican and The Donmar Warehouse to see live events and exhibitions
  • Tour and Workshop of The Royal Court Theatre to help with learning about The Performing Arts Industry
  • Barbican Box, where students created and performed their own work as a group at The Barbican's Pitt Theatre in London
  • The White House Project, where students worked with professional writers and directors to create and perform an updated version of Jack and The Beanstalk at Dagenham City Council
  • The Donmar Warehouse Project, where students worked with a practitioner from the Donmar Warehouse to create a response to a performance piece. This project culminated in a performance at the Donmar Warehouse
  • Work Experience at The Broadway Theatre as part of the front of House team in a range of roles

On successful completion of the Level 2 qualification, you are able to progress onto a Level 3 qualification.

Where it can lead to
You could progress to the following course
Career progression

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.