Music and Performing Arts

Performing Arts and Production Level 2 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course starts in September 2019 and runs for one year.

Entry requirements
  • Four GCSEs at grades 3/D including GCSE English and maths
  • An interest in theatre production
  • A successful audition


You will achieve

UAL Level 2 Award/Diploma in Performing and Production Arts.

Last updated: 4th April 2019

Course overview

If acting, singing, dancing or theatre production is your passion then you need to start your career with our Performing Arts course. There are so many career and progression opportunities in this exciting, dynamic and creative industry, whether that be performing on stage, TV or film to dancing or choreography, all of which we will prepare you for while studying with us.

Course content

The course is very practical and will help you to develop your confidence and performance skills on the stage. The course develops your voice, projection, movement, acting skills and musical theatre skills. You will participate in College performances which will take place in various locations. You will have the opportunity to represent college in performances helping you to develop as a performer. You will study a variety of units including:

  • Acting
  • Musical theatre
  • Performing
  • Dance
  • Technical skills

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed on your practical work and coursework.

What equipment will I need?

You will need to have pens, paper and appropriate clothing for practical activities. If you play an instrument you may need to have access to this as well on occasions.


Where will I study?

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

What can I do next?


How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Financial support

You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare. For further information please contact the Student Services Team on +44 (0)1226 216 114.

Extra information

Contact the Information Unit

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

Want to join Barnsley Sports Academy and the Sports Village?

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Additional Learning Support

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

English and Maths

Having good English and maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and maths  we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme

If you need any further information, please contact the Info Team.


Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Performing Arts and Production Level 2 Full-time