Performance, Production and Music Industry Skills Level 2 Diploma

Sixth Form

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Full Time - September 2021



Course introduction

Being competent and confident in all areas of production and performance is a backstage pass to the world of performing arts.

From lighting design and front of house duties, to musical performance and acting, as a production and performance specialist you will have considerable responsibility for making sure the show always goes on.

This course is your ideal introduction to the world of working both behind the scenes and on stage in show business.

Importantly, you will acquire a lot of knowledge and skills that go a long way to relieving any pressure you might feel.  In fact, the only thing you should feel is the buzz of a job well done.

Why choose Brock for Performance, Production and Music Industry Skills Level 2 Diploma?

At Brock we are fortunate to have a Performing Arts department with excellent facilities.

You will benefit from two studio theatres, a large performance space, four sound studios, two sprung dance studios, three rehearsal studios, props and costume areas, two Mac suites, and two lighting and sound gantries.

Also, your teachers will regularly bring professional performance companies into the College to run workshops and give performances.

Teaching & learning

This course is about experiencing all areas of the performing arts, becoming embedded in the theatre community, and specialising in your favourite aspects.

When not working on a performance, you will be planning, designing, and rehearsing for your next stage production.

Throughout the course you will visit various theatres to watch shows. You will also have opportunities to tour backstage areas and meet professional performers and musicians.

Course structure

  • Assist with the running of a live performance, giving you the hands-on experience you will need to enter the industry.
  • Contribute to the technical production of a live performance in order to gain hands-on experience.
  • Participate in key aspects of assembling and disassembling a sophisticated stage production.
  • Gain an important awareness of fundamental health and safety issues, which any prospective employer will want to see.
  • Learn about effective customer service in order to deliver on your briefs effectively.

Minimum entry requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 3 and above to include:

  • English Language
  • Performing Arts subject (preferable)
  • Foundation Certificate in a related subject. Merit or Distinction if taken.

An interest in all aspects of performing arts or related work. You must be well-motivated, enthusiastic and able to work as a member of a team.

What can I do with this qualification?

This qualification is the perfect springboard for gaining employment or an apprenticeship working backstage in a theatre or similar performance space.

It is also the ideal preparation for a Level 3 qualification in a related area, which can in turn lead to higher education in the form of a degree or HND course.


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  • I loved the variety of modules, from physical theatre to Shakespeare. I also loved the teachers - they helped us all so much.

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