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Performing Arts Level 1


Type: Full Time

Subject: Performing Arts and Music

Level: 1

Start Date: 11 September 2023

Fee: Please contact the Information Centre for fee information

What can this course lead to

This introductory course will give you a great idea of what is involved in performing arts and music, and you can use it to move up to courses such as Level 2 Diploma in Skills for Performing Arts or L2 Diploma in Skills for Music & Music Technology, or other level 2 qualifications providing you pass the Level 1 Performing Arts course.

Course Length

1 Year


Level 1

Who is it for

If you have the passion to succeed in the music or performing arts industries, then this course could be the perfect starting point. If you're willing to work hard, this course will provide you with the opportunities to develop essential performing arts and music skills and help forge a career in the creative industries.

What will I need

2 GCSEs at grade 2/E or above including English or maths and the ability to demonstrate an interest in the subject.

What is covered

Throughout this one year course you will study a variety of music and performing arts skills as well as an introduction to music technology units. These include working in the performing arts, performance skills, acting, dance and music skills, performance workshops and employability skills.

How is the course assessed

Through practical work, presentation (written and performance) and continuous assessment throughout the year.

Are there any additional costs

As part of the course you will need to be available for select evening rehearsals and performances (dates are provided well in advance) and you will require the department's standard performance uniform (to be discussed at your interview). You will also need a set of headphones and a USB stick.

Where will the course take place

Peterborough College, Park Crescent campus.

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