Do you dream of a career performing on stage or perhaps you’d love to work behind the scenes helping run big theatre productions? Our Level 1 Performing and Production Arts course will give you the perfect introduction to music, performing and production arts and provide you with the knowledge, skills and understanding to progress to further education or employment in the creative industry. The course is offered at our Trowbridge and Salisbury campuses, both of which provide an exciting and dynamic space for you to build your confidence, explore your talents and develop as a performer or producer. You will learn dance and drama skills, devise your own plays and choreograph dance pieces. You will practice singing and learn about the different elements of theatre and music.
What will I learn?
Through practical workshops and spending time in our professional theatre venues and studios, the course will help you develop the confidence and skills you need to become a performer.
Our Trowbridge campus has a state-of-the-art professional studio theatre, The Arc Theatre, as well as a dance studio and a newly refurbished drama studio. Students at Trowbridge start the year with a performance project which will feature singing, dance and drama before developing their skills over the year in other styles of theatre.
Students at Salisbury are trained by professional artists within our partner organisation, Wiltshire Creative. Wiltshire Creative comprises the combined vision, creative energy and ambition of Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury International Arts Festival and Salisbury Playhouse. Students spend time at the Salisbury Arts Centre and the Salisbury Playhouse with further sessions taking place in the well-equipped campus Performing Arts Studio. There is the opportunity to take a performing or production pathway.
Study, Assessment and Qualifications
You will be assessed on your coursework which will be made up of research evidence, a log of the process, video evidence of rehearsals and performance, presentations and written documents, such as theatre reviews and evaluations. You will undertake a number of projects throughout the year and you will produce a portfolio of work for each project.
Functional Skills in English and maths are assessed by exam.
The final qualification is a UAL Level 1 Diploma in Music, Performing and Production Arts.
Usual entry requirements are 4 GCSEs at grade 1 or 2 or equivalent experience, but entry is determined on an individualised basis and subject to an interview.
Additional Costs and Information
There is a studio fee for the year of £50 which is payable to Wiltshire Creative at the start of the course.
What Could I Do Next?
After completion of the course, you can progress onto our Level 2 Performing and Production Arts course.