Diploma Program in Performing Arts

Top Diploma Programs in Performing Arts

Performing Arts

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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Diploma in Filmmaking

Plató de Cinema
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Spain Barcelona

During the film Diplomatura plate Cinema guide the student in a learning process and discovery of cinema, both from a technical perspective as an art; all in the hands of professionals active in the film industry. [+]

During the Diplomatura film Cinema guide plate students in a process of learning and discovery film, both technical and artistic optics; all in the hands of professionals active in the film industry.

In these three courses subjects are common for all students, thereby making our students come away with the greatest technical and narrative level possible and with a high degree of autonomy in order to deal with different types of productions and better adapt to demands from the market.

The training offered by the school is theoretical and practical. Understanding that only once put into practice, the student will assimilate the knowledge seen in class.

To this end we opted for very small per class groups and generate a working group where a rotating basis each student exercise in the various trades throughout the course and final projects: each of our students will direct, operate the camera, edit video , will handle production, sound, cinematography, ... we also understand that the school has an obligation to guide the students in their future careers, thus much of the third year is dedicated to the development of a project that will promote the virtues of each of the students and during the process, mentored by film professionals, will bring them closer to the reality of the labor market and its demands.... [-]


Diploma in Business Music Industry

International College of Music
Campus Full time 2 years January 2019 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

This program is the answer to musicians and music enthusiasts alike who wish to work in the professional music and entertainment industries. Building on the College’s connection with the music industry, this program has music business practitioners actually teaching the core modules. The full-time program is highly career-centric and prepares you for a rewarding music business career.

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Program Overview

The music and entertainment industry is witnessing strong growth spells with the rise of music streaming services and music online downloads. Navigating in this tough and unyielding industry requires know-how and specific skills.

This program is the answer to musicians and music enthusiasts alike who wish to work in the professional music and entertainment industries. Building on the College’s connection with the music industry, this program has music business practitioners actually teaching the core modules. The full time program is highly career-centric and prepares you for a rewarding music business career.

In the general business studies, you will learn the basic principles of marketing, financial accounting economics and management and apply the knowledge of these in practical coursework across the duration of the program. You will develop skills to use the 4Ps of marketing in developing, positioning and promoting your music product. Creating accurate cash flows and profit & loss statements are the backbone of ethical financial practices and you will develop these when showing return of investment for your projects.... [-]


Music Production & Sound Engineering Diploma

dBs Music Berlin
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Germany Berlin

Our one year Music Production & Sound Engineering Diploma will develop your skill base to demystify the techniques and processes of music production and sound engineering. Working on collaborative, creative projects, you will study the many aspects of music production from recording & mixing, acoustics & listening skills to sound for moving image, music technology, and industry practice, while learning to find your voice as a creative music producer.

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Our one year Music Production & Sound Engineering Diploma will develop your skill base to demystify the techniques and processes of music production and sound engineering. Working on collaborative, creative projects, you will study the many aspects of music production from recording & mixing, acoustics & listening skills to sound for moving image, music technology and industry practice, while learning to find your voice as a creative music producer.

COURSE LENGTH: 1 Year (36 Weeks) COURSE START DATE: Sept 2017 TERM TIME: Sept 2017 – July 2018 COURSE FEES: from €740 per month

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Music Technology [1 Year Diploma]

Cardiff and Vale College
Campus Full time 34 weeks September 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff

The 90 credit diploma in Music Technology is a 1 year, full-time course for anyone interested in a career in the technical side of the music industry. You will study a wide range of topics which will develop your abilities and prepare you for employment. You will work on different projects which will give you realistic, work-based scenarios to develop your industry skills. [+]

Qualifications:

90 Credit Diploma in Music Technology Full Time Level 3 As part of the Course, all students will study the Welsh Baccalaureate and develop Key Skills and be entered for accreditation. The Welsh Baccalaureate and Key Skills are important transferable skills for life in general, and the points gained through the accreditation are recognised by Higher Education Institutions.

Course overview:

The 90 credit diploma in Music Technology is a 1 year, full-time course for anyone interested in a career in the technical side of the music industry. You will study a wide range of topics which will develop your abilities and prepare you for employment. You will work on different projects which will give you realistic, work-based scenarios to develop your industry skills. The course is suitable for people of all ages wishing to develop and advance their skills in Music Production, Live event organising and marketing, Composition and arrangement and Music Industry Practices.... [-]


Diploma of Music Industry

Unity College Australia
Campus Full time 2 years January 2019 Australia Queanbeyan

The Diploma of Music Industry (CUA50815) course is designed to give people opportunity to develop a high level of skill and knowledge related to the music industry. Unity College delivers this course in a Christian context including developing skills for contemporary church worship, ministry, and outreach. [+]

Course Outline AIMS

The Diploma of Music Industry (CUA50815) course is designed to give people opportunity to develop a high level of skill and knowledge related to the music industry. Unity College delivers this course in a Christian context including developing skills for contemporary church worship, ministry, and outreach. The course will train individuals in musical leadership, music and worship ministry skills and provide public performance opportunities. This course would normally incorporate a range of contemporary music genres such as pop, rock, gospel, folk, blues, and jazz.

OUTCOMES

Students who undertake this course will be able to apply skills and knowledge gained to their craft, in the context of Christian ministry and community music performance. Students can expect to develop:... [-]


Diploma in Performing Arts

Sunway University
Campus Full time 3 years January 2019 Malaysia Shah Alam

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. [+]

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.

The lecturers are dynamic individuals who are artistic and professional people known in film, television, media and theatre. They not only provide the guidance but also are the links to the industry for students’ future work contacts.... [-]


Diploma in Music Performance

Jul academy
Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 Italy Rende

This three-year practical and vocational course is awarded by University of West London (Level 4) and covers tuition across everything from technique and performance skills to musicianship and music theory. [+]

This three-year practical and vocational course is awarded by University of West London (Level 4) and covers tuition across everything from technique and performance skills to musicianship and music theory.

At the Jul Academy, we understand that live performance is the key to you becoming a great guitarist, so you’ll spend a lot of time on stage to help you develop your technical ability and find your niche as a performer. You’ll participate in weekly Live Performance Workshops, playing with other students while receiving expert guidance from highly skilled tutors.

The skills you will acquire include music performance, instrumental technique, music technology, creativity, musicianship, to allow you to develop fully as an artist. The focus on small class sizes and personalized learning provides opportunities for specialist study relevant to guitar, bass, vocals, or drums.... [-]


MA/Diploma/Distance learning in Shakespeare and Theatre

University of Birmingham - College of Arts and Law
Online Campus Full time Part time 8 - 36 months September 2018 United Kingdom Birmingham + 2 more

This innovative Shakespeare Institute programme allows you to study the performance history but also the way in which Shakespeare’s plays have been performed through history, up to the modern moment. It encourages a historical approach to interpretation and styles of presentation and it promotes the value of close reading as the basis for evaluating the plays on the page, stage, and screen. [+]

Do you want to immerse yourself in the works of Shakespeare? Are you interested in understanding how Shakespeare’s plays work in performance?

This innovative Shakespeare Institute programme allows you to study the performance history but also the way in which Shakespeare’s plays have been performed through history, up to the modern moment. It encourages a historical approach to interpretation and styles of presentation and it promotes the value of close reading as the basis for evaluating the plays on the page, stage, and screen. You will have the opportunity to look at different productions and adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays in their historical, political, and cultural contexts and to think about the performance choices actors and directors make when approaching Shakespeare’s texts. You can also study how the textual history of Shakespeare’s plays influences performance today.... [-]


Diploma of Sound Production

Melbourne Polytechnic
Campus Full time 1 year February 2019 Australia Melbourne

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. [+]

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.

Become an expert in sound production and produce your own music

In the Diploma of Sound Production course you will hone your skills as DJ, composer, sound designer and/or sound producer.

You may have already completed the Certificate IV in Sound Production – either full-time, part-time or via the fast track option.

Melbourne Polytechnic’s sound studios (at Fairfield and Prahran) are fully equipped to allow you to specialise in producing electronic music and sound for commercial release, live performance, theatre, film and television.... [-]


Diploma in Professional Recording Arts (LIPA)

LaSalle College Vancouver
Campus Full time September 2018 Canada Vancouver

The Professional Recording Arts (LIPA) program is a fully articulated block transfer program. Students aspiring to a higher level of academic work and/or are clear about their desire to transfer to the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) may apply for the articulated program at the beginning of their studies at LaSalle College Vancouver. [+]

The Professional Recording Arts (LIPA) program is a fully articulated block transfer program. Students aspiring to a higher level of academic work and/or are clear about their desire to transfer to the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) may apply for the articulated program at the beginning of their studies at LaSalle College Vancouver.

You don’t just listen to music. You live it. And your goal is to work in a studio, using your talent and the latest tools to create the music and sound that inform, entertain, stir, and inspire others. Our Audio Production programs will show you how to record, edit, mix, and master digital audio using industry-standard professional recording studio technology, including sophisticated Solid State Logic recording consoles. You’ll explore everything from producing live and studio music to designing sound for film, radio, TV, web, live performances, and other venues. With professional audio recording studios as your classrooms, we’ll work with you to develop your unique talents. You’ll be surrounded and inspired by other talented, creatively driven students. And you’ll be pushed, challenged, and, above all else, supported by experienced faculty. Sound good?... [-]


Studio Diploma Program

School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Boston

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

Studio Diploma Program

SMFA's Studio Diploma program offers you the rare opportunity to pursue your vision by immersing yourself in your studio practice.You'll take 33 percent more studio courses than in the BFA program, giving you time to focus your voice and enrich your practice. With access to 14 studio areas and a community of teachers who are all skilled professional artists, you will develop and grow in a supportive, interdisciplinary environment, and leave with the highly flexible Studio Diploma certificate.One of the nation's most established programs of its kind, the Studio Diploma program is rooted in an intensive all-elective curriculum, an ideal choice if you are motivated to shape and develop your own studio practice. SMFA's interdisciplinary approach allows you to develop your practice in one discipline or in several, and to refocus your path as your ideas change.Many Studio Diploma program graduates go directly into their own professional practice, while others pursue graduate studies in one of the many MFA programs that acknowledge the Studio Diploma program certificate.The Studio Diploma program reflects SMFA's longstanding commitment to the tradition of studio practice as the core of an artist's experience, as well as our updated emphasis on a wide range of 21st-century skills, cultural diversity and an interdisciplinary approach.... [-]


Songwriting Music Producer (SMP) Diploma

Garnish Music Production School
Campus Full time Part time 20 weeks August 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Learn how to produce and write the songs you hear in the charts every day in classes of no more than six people, and gain our Extended Diploma. It carries up to 420 UCAS points which is equivalent to three A* grades at A Level. [+]

Learn how to produce and write the songs you hear in the charts every day in classes of no more than six people, and gain our Extended Diploma. It carries up to 420 UCAS points which is equivalent to three A* grades at A Level. Styles covered are Commercial Dance, Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Urban, and out & out Pop! Have the knowledge and skills from many styles of music in your locker to stand out from the crowd in your genre. You will benefit by learning professional techniques from experienced songwriters, producers, and engineers including Grammy-winners. We are proud to list all of them, from all of our programs on our tutors page. Be motivated and inspired by your instructors, classmates, and boutiquey feel of our facility in the creative hub that is London Fields. Ableton Live 9 Ableton Live 9‘s session view makes it revolutionary music production software. Top-line songwriters can audition all combinations of music they’ve composed on-the-fly, making writing melodies fun, creative and more productive. This is why we start you off on Ableton. We are an official Ableton certified training center and all GMP learners qualify for a 40% discount. And, you’ll always be able to refresh yourself with free access to all of our free intro and paid advanced online Ableton tutorials on Youtube during, and after you finish your program. Music Foundation & Composition Full of contemporary record production tips and techniques and knowledge you need to put together your own commercial (pop, rock, urban,... [-]


Diploma in Singing Psychology - CPD Certified & IAO Accredited

John Academy
Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom London

Do you have an urge for transforming your singing skills and learn the psychology behind it? Are you inspired in learning more about the Psychology of Singing? Or would you like to get into the Music Industry through learning the Psychology of Singing? If yes, then the Diploma in Singing Psychology is perfect for you! A portion of the best associations amongst singing and joy are more mental than physical. They’re harder to quantify, yet similarly as critical. Vocalists need to focus on their music and procedure all through the signing procedure, and it’s difficult to stress over things like work or cash or family issues when you’re effectively focusing on something else so they have a tendency to have a worked in calm and relax zone. Learning singing psychology is additionally some portion of the procedure, like adapting new tunes, new harmonies, and new techniques for keeping rhythm. Learning has for quite some time been known to keep brains dynamic and battle off despondency, particularly in more seasoned individuals. Although we still ask why we sing in a particular style or pattern and some acknowledge that the fixation and proper breathing can occur in a recording studio, or in the security of your own home. In this course, you will be able to learn the factors that affect our singing abilities and skills. Whether you already have understood or have never grabbed learn about singing or psychology, this Diploma in Singing Psychology will still be helpful for you as long as you are passionate in this area. Moreover, this is your opportunity to consolidate your creativeness with recently learned specialised aptitudes to figure out how to create in vogue pieces of clothing for each event. We can help you make your own particular uncommon piece of clothing all the way, made to fit you. [+]

Best Diploma Programs in Performing Arts 2018/2019. Who is the course for? Professionals who have an experience in Psychology or Singing. Individuals who have an interest in learning the Psychology of Singing. Entry Requirement: This course is available to all learners, from all academic backgrounds. However, although an education and experience in music and psychology is an advantage Good understanding of English language, numeracy and ICT are required to attend this course. Assessment: At the end of the course, you will be required to sit an online multiple-choice test. Your test will be assessed automatically and immediately so that you will instantly know whether you have been successful. Before sitting for your final exam you will have the opportunity to test your proficiency with a mock exam. Certification: After you have successfully passed the test, you will be able to obtain an Accredited Certificate of Achievement. You can however also obtain a Course Completion Certificate following the course completion without sitting for the test. Certificates can be obtained either in hardcopy at a cost of £39 or in PDF format at a cost of £24. Why choose us? Affordable, engaging & high-quality e-learning study materials; Tutorial videos/materials from the industry leading experts; Study in a user-friendly, advanced online learning platform; Efficient exam systems for the assessment and instant result; The UK & internationally recognised accredited qualification; Access to course content on mobile, tablet or desktop from anywhere anytime; The benefit of applying for NUS Extra Discount Card; 24/7 student support... [-]

Diploma in Music

LASALLE College of the Arts
Campus Full time 3 years August 2019 Singapore

The Diploma in Music at LASALLE is contemporary in focus, teaching music that is relevant and valued in today’s culture. It is a hands-on programme that prepares students for entry into the contemporary music industry in Singapore and the region. Over three years, you will develop instrumental or vocal technique, study music theory, sight-reading and aural training and receive regular performance opportunities. [+]

The Diploma in Music at LASALLE is contemporary in focus, teaching music that is relevant and valued in today’s culture. It is a hands-on programme that prepares students for entry into the contemporary music industry in Singapore and the region. Over three years, you will develop instrumental or vocal technique, study music theory, sight-reading and aural training and receive regular performance opportunities. A unique aspect of the programme is the emphasis on developing singer-songwriters, you will also gain experience in composing songs. A typical week involves you rehearsing and performing in a number of different ensembles, receiving small-group lessons on your chosen instrument or voice, composing songs, learning about the history of music and being mentored by some of the most experienced musicians and educators in the region. The programme provides opportunities for you to perform in studios and performance venues, developing your individual stage presence, which is a crucial factor in becoming a successful performing musician.... [-]


Diploma in Music

Malaysian Institute of Art (MIA)
Campus Full time January 2019 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

The Department of Music provides an opportunity for music enthusiasts, who meet the minimum academic qualifications to pursue their study in music. [+]

Diploma in Music Rhythmic Expression & Interpretation

The Department of Music provides an opportunity for music enthusiasts, who meet the minimum academic qualifications to pursue their study in music. The Institute’s full-time course encompasses both Western classical & Eastern aspects of music.

The course emphasizes the pursuit of expressional skills in voice, composition, keyboard and string instruments as well as an in-depth understanding of theory and principles of music. The curriculum also covers the study of Computer Music and Music Business.

The study and appreciation of ethnic music also forms part of the curriculum. The incorporation of local cultural contents in music composition and a higher level of musical craft performances are encouraged. ... [-]