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Graduate, post-graduate and advanced diplomas often serve as a bridge between levels of scholarly education. Furthermore, diplomas provide a source for obtaining professional qualifications and additional training in specific areas of study. As you begin your search for the right course of study, you may be wondering, what is a diploma in performing arts? It is a diploma in music, dance or the dra… Read more

Graduate, post-graduate and advanced diplomas often serve as a bridge between levels of scholarly education. Furthermore, diplomas provide a source for obtaining professional qualifications and additional training in specific areas of study.

As you begin your search for the right course of study, you may be wondering, what is a diploma in performing arts? It is a diploma in music, dance or the dramatic arts involving theory and the practical experience of live performance. Theater students can expect classes in acting, body movement and stage technique, while music students learn performance techniques, songwriting and studio recording skills. In the field of dance, courses in movement, choreography and various types of dance are required.

Individuals with a diploma in performing arts possess knowledge that often leads to specialized careers in the entertainment industry. Performance technique, marketing and event management are just a few of the skills that students will take into the professional world.

Depending on the location, the school and the program of study, earning a diploma in performing arts can take one to three years with varying tuition costs. Contact schools of interest directly for current tuition rates.

A diploma in performing arts is often the first step towards a career in theater, cinema, dance or vocal performance. In addition to being an entertainer, there are also many off-stage jobs available in the industry. Whether you prefer the limelight of professional acting, dancing and singing or working behind the scenes as director, choreographer or voice coach, a performing arts diploma provides the necessary skills to succeed.

Curriculums as part of a performing arts diploma are available from Italy to Canada, and online courses may be beneficial for those students not located near a school. If you have a passion for performance, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Toronto Film School
Toronto, Canada

The Acting for Film, TV and the Theatre program applies the Stanislavski Method (living truthfully under imaginary circumstances) to blend film and television acting with the ... +

The Acting for Film, TV and the Theatre program applies the Stanislavski Method (living truthfully under imaginary circumstances) to blend film and television acting with the critical foundations of stage technique. You will explore all artistic, technical and business areas of acting, through practical, hands-on training. -
Diploma
Full-time
18 months
English
Oct 2021
Campus
 
Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts
Cambridge, United Kingdom

This course is designed for students who have a passion for acting, dance or singing, but don’t have the skills or experience necessary to apply directly to a Music or Drama F ... +

This course is designed for students who have a passion for acting, dance or singing, but don’t have the skills or experience necessary to apply directly to a Music or Drama Foundation course. -
Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Longy School of Music of Bard College
Cambridge, USA

The Artist Diploma in Music is Longy’s highest performance credential. Offering full-tuition remission, admission is offered only to exceptionally gifted performers who show o ... +

The Artist Diploma in Music is Longy’s highest performance credential. Offering full-tuition remission, admission is offered only to exceptionally gifted performers who show outstanding promise for a professional career in music. -
Advanced Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 

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Fanshawe College
London, Canada

Music isn't just about sound. It's about passion and commitment to an art form that can evoke deep memories and feelings and transport people to different locations and times. ... +

Music isn't just about sound. It's about passion and commitment to an art form that can evoke deep memories and feelings and transport people to different locations and times. If you're ready to work in the most modern recording facility in any school in Canada, the Music Industry Arts program will fine-tune your skills into a rewarding career. -
Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Australian Academy Of Music And Performing Arts (AMPA)
Surry Hills, Australia

The two-semester Graduate Diploma of Music, which is nested in the Masters programme, is designed to enhance the knowledge base, strengthen the performance skills, and reinfor ... +

The two-semester Graduate Diploma of Music, which is nested in the Masters programme, is designed to enhance the knowledge base, strengthen the performance skills, and reinforce the teaching and organisational abilities of persons who, having successfully completed an undergraduate degree or without qualifications, have achieved a high level of skills and recognition in the field of professional performance. -
Graduate Diploma
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Sunway University
Shah Alam, Malaysia

The program has the distinction of covering two disciplines – theatre & film; it gives the students an interdisciplinary curriculum rarely found in other programs. Student ... +

The program has the distinction of covering two disciplines – theatre & film; it gives the students an interdisciplinary curriculum rarely found in other programs. Students who select this program will be surrounded and supported by like-minded and equally passionate classmates, lecturers and staff, with whom you will collaborate and learn from. Apart from lectures, you will be introduced to a variety of other learning methods, such as demonstrations, practical sessions, tutorials, viewings, discussions, performances and field trips. -
Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
Apr 2021
Campus
 
Jul academy
Rende, Italy

The Higher Diploma in Music Performance in Vocals, Guitar, Drums, and Bass, is an intensive one-year o or six months course that will enable you to develop your performance ab ... +

The Higher Diploma in Music Performance in Vocals, Guitar, Drums, and Bass, is an intensive one-year o or six months course that will enable you to develop your performance ability, musical vocabulary and personal qualities alongside like-minded musicians. where a level 5 diploma is awarded by the West London University LCM At the end of the course you’ll have direct access to the Bachelor course in Performance or Teaching. -
Diploma
Full-time
Italian, English
Oct 2021
Online
 
LaSalle College Vancouver
Vancouver, Canada

The Professional Recording Arts program is designed to meet the needs of industry by offering a curriculum that provides students with a solid background in technology, theory ... +

The Professional Recording Arts program is designed to meet the needs of industry by offering a curriculum that provides students with a solid background in technology, theory and industry practices. Practical hands-on experience with recording and live production equipment is essential to being prepared for the contemporary marketplace. -
Diploma
Full-time
English
Campus
 
School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Boston, USA

SMFA's Studio Diploma program offers you the rare opportunity to pursue your vision by immersing yourself in your studio practice...

SMFA's Studio Diploma program offers you the rare opportunity to pursue your vision by immersing yourself in your studio practice... -
Diploma
Full-time
Campus
 
dBs Music UK
Bristol, United Kingdom +3 More

You’ll get hands-on experience through a broad range of projects from recording bands and using studio equipment to creating your own samples and exploring synthesis. You will ... +

You’ll get hands-on experience through a broad range of projects from recording bands and using studio equipment to creating your own samples and exploring synthesis. You will also gain an understanding of the structure of the music industry, the key aspects of the business such as contracts, royalties, licensing and promoting yourself as an artist. -
Diploma
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Melbourne Polytechnic
Melbourne, Australia

If your passion is producing your own music and sound designs, Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Sound Production will hone your skills to a professional, commercial-release ... +

If your passion is producing your own music and sound designs, Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Sound Production will hone your skills to a professional, commercial-release standard. -
Diploma
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Royal Northern College Of Music (RNCM)
Manchester, United Kingdom

The Postgraduate Diploma in Solo Performance/Vocal Studies and Opera (International Artist Diploma) represents the pinnacle of achievement in performance at the RNCM.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Solo Performance/Vocal Studies and Opera (International Artist Diploma) represents the pinnacle of achievement in performance at the RNCM. -
Diploma
English
Aug 2021
Campus
 
New College Stamford
Stamford, United Kingdom

His course is your first steps to a successful career in the performing arts industry. Gain an introduction to the performing arts industry and develop a range of performance ... +

His course is your first steps to a successful career in the performing arts industry. Gain an introduction to the performing arts industry and develop a range of performance techniques, rehearsal skills and technical skills in both performing arts and music as well as the opportunity to set up your own performing arts events. -
Diploma
English
Aug 2021
Campus
 
Marianopolis College
Westmount, Canada

Social Science and Music is a three-year, pre-university double-concentration program where students earn two CEGEP diplomas.

Social Science and Music is a three-year, pre-university double-concentration program where students earn two CEGEP diplomas. -
Diploma
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Emendy Multimedia Technology Institute
Pretoria, South Africa

The Diploma in Music Technology is designed specifically for individuals who want to turn their passion for music into a successful career. This program provides an in-depth a ... +

The Diploma in Music Technology is designed specifically for individuals who want to turn their passion for music into a successful career. This program provides an in-depth and comprehensive understanding of music production and creation. What makes it unique is the inclusion of specialised aspects of music technology and the techniques used in multimedia and entertainment, which is one of the fastest growing industries worldwide. -
Diploma
English
 

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