Performing Arts

If you aspire to be in films, on TV or work in a theatre, Performing Arts is your ticket to the big show!

A word from us

Performing arts opens you up to the bright lights of acting, performance and dance. The performance industry has a wide range of career opportunities for talented individuals that are keen to share their creativity and passion with an audience either on television, film, on the stage or in the community.

There are opportunities available in the performing world away from the spotlight as well. Many actors and dancers work as entertainers on board cruise ships and on holiday camps, as theatre directors and script writers, in stage management and theatre in education as well as the abundance of stage, television and theatre work that is available too.

The performing industry is hard to get into, which means that you will have to be a highly dedicated and passionate person to succeed.

We will help you hone your skills during your time with us, but your hard work and determination will be key to your
success.

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Did you know?


Over 179,000 people in the UK work in Performing Arts, 30% of those working on teh stage. It is predicted that 30,000 more technical staff in performing arts and live performance will be needed by 2017.


source: Planit Careers

A word from our students

The College has helped me build my confidence and allowed me to focus on what I want to do. The experiences I have had at Kirklees College have built my skills and boosted my CV.

Alysha Gallacher
Course: Performing Arts Level 3

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