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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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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
Jul 2020
Campus
 
Longy School of Music of Bard College
Cambridge, USA

This program allows graduate-level pianists, singers, and instrumentalists to focus intensively on performance. Each of the four semesters includes individual instruction and ... +

This program allows graduate-level pianists, singers, and instrumentalists to focus intensively on performance. Each of the four semesters includes individual instruction and appropriate performance opportunities. -
Graduate Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
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
Sep 2020
Campus
 
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 2020
Campus
 
University of Birmingham - College of Arts and Law
Birmingham, United Kingdom

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, ... +

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. -
Diploma MA
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
Part-time
8 - 36 months
English
Sep 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
LaSalle College Vancouver
Vancouver, Canada

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 ... +

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. -
Diploma
Full-time
English
Apr 2020
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 2020
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
3 years
English
Jan 2021
Campus
 
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
08 Sep 2020
Campus
 
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Madrid, Spain

After the professionalism of the music sector, the boom in the live music business in Spain and the digital transformation of the music industry; Universities and Schools have ... +

After the professionalism of the music sector, the boom in the live music business in Spain and the digital transformation of the music industry; Universities and Schools have launched to offer their students specific training on a sector that is advancing by leaps and bounds. In addition, many professionals have decided to retrain and train by attending fairs both in Spain and abroad such as BIME Pro (Spain), Sounds from Spain in South by Southwest (USA), Primavera Pro (Spain), FIMPRO (Mexico ) And a long etcetera. -
Postgraduate Diploma
Full-time
3 months
Spanish
05 Oct 2020
14 Sep 2020
Campus
 
CEV - Escuela Superior de Comunicación, Imagen y Sonido
Madrid, Spain

This course will prepare you to become a future sound technician and music producer. It has a program oriented to work needs in which they will teach you to record music in a ... +

This course will prepare you to become a future sound technician and music producer. It has a program oriented to work needs in which they will teach you to record music in a studio, mix and put sound to sound and audiovisual projects. You will learn the technical and artistic principles necessary for your progression and you will expand your notions in computer science focused on the recording of music. A degree in which you will be trained based on practice and in which you will have the option of promoting an official international degree. -
Advanced Diploma
Full-time
Spanish
Campus
 
Malaysian Institute of Art (MIA)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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

The Department of Music provides an opportunity for music enthusiasts, who meet the minimum academic qualifications to pursue their study in music. -
Diploma
Full-time
Jan 2021
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
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Garnish Music Production School
London, United Kingdom

For serious learners who wish to learn how to produce top quality electronic music in class sizes of no more than six people. You will benefit by learning professional techniq ... +

For serious learners who wish to learn how to produce top quality electronic music in class sizes of no more than six people. You will benefit by learning professional techniques from the best DJs and electronic music producers in the business, including Grammy-winners. -
Diploma
Full-time
Part-time
20 weeks
English
Aug 2020
Campus
 
Abbey Road Institute
London, United Kingdom

The Advanced Diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering was designed by the industry for the industry and includes a demanding engineering, music production and busines ... +

The Advanced Diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering was designed by the industry for the industry and includes a demanding engineering, music production and business curriculum. We have an apprenticeship approach to training where practical, ‘hands-on’ skills are developed and supported by the relevant theory delivered by industry professionals. -
Advanced Diploma
Full-time
12 months
English
Campus
 

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