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Diploma in Skills for the Creative Industries: Performing Arts Level 1



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Duration: Part-time, held on Mondays from 9am-6pm

at Ruskin Hall Campus, Old Headington, Oxford, OX3 9BZ

Contact Us:  01865 759600 /


The qualification introduces the development of the skills needed in the Creative Arts sector. It addresses not only the creative perspective but the technical and business approaches required to succeed.
The specific aims of this course are to develop confidence in your creative abilities and technical skills and knowledge by using a variety of techniques. You will also develop an understanding and awareness of the contribution of the arts to culture and society; making connections between your own work and that of others.

Modules for this course include:

  • Introduction to the performing arts

  • Working in the performance arts

  • Directing and devising drama

  • Performing physical theatre

  • Promoting a performing arts event

  • Music for performance

Cost: £275

You may be charged course fees depending on your previous level of education but don’t worry; we will help you access financial support if you are entitled to it. For more information visit our Further Education fees and funding page.

Entry Requirements & How to Apply MORE INFORMATION

This course has no specific academic entry requirements. However, you should be able to demonstrate you have the potential and opportunity to gain the qualification.

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This qualification provides you with the fundamental practices of working within performing arts. It can help you to progress to the next stage of your learning within the performing arts industry.