Creative and Performing Arts Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Performing Arts

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title BTEC Extended Diploma in Performing Arts (QCF)
Code 2005
Qualification Type National Diploma (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This course covers similar topics to the Level Two Diploma in Performing Arts but in greater depth. The two-year programme is carefully designed to inform and support the critical decisions related to personal strengths, specialist skills, future progression and employment. The course is designed to be broad-based in the earlier stages, gradually allowing greater specialism as students develop and understand the demands of their chosen areas.


Collaborative cross arts Choreography Contemporary theatre Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre Musical theatre Dance technique and performance Final production Planning for a career in the creative and performing arts Performance prep Acting workshop Global dance styles

How will it be delivered?

This course is assessed through practical activities and written coursework depending on the subject matter. Coursework and practical assessments are based on realistic workplace situations and live assignments where appropriate.

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs grade A*-C/4-9 to include English Or first diploma (merit) Or NVQ level two Or equivalent

Your next steps...

The course is ideal if you're planning to progress to higher education in acting, musical theatre, and dance, as well as areas including stage management, performing arts, media, live music and touring, production and events management. It can also help you to pursue a career in the performing arts, whether as a singer, dancer, actor or musical theatre performer.