Lights, camera, action…there’s no business, like show business! If it’s your dream to work in the performance industry in theatre, television, film or radio, Performing Arts is your ticket to the big show!
So, you want to be a performer or work in the performing arts? Well you’ve come to right place, our Performing Arts courses shine a spotlight on a world of opportunity to help you pursue a future in acting, performance and dance.
However, this vibrant and creative industry also offers a huge range of supporting roles, pivotal to the success of the final production, such as casting, costume, design, directing, hair, make-up, script writing, stage management, lighting, production, the list is endless and so are the career opportunities in this exciting and rewarding field.
This is a hugely competitive industry, so you will need drive, determination and an unquestionable belief in yourself to succeed. We will help you to develop your talents, encourage you to have the confidence to broaden your skill sets and how to adapt your performance for stage and screen as you increase your understanding of the industry.
Many of our students chose to continue their performance journey at a degree level or attending drama schools. Life is not a rehearsal, life is your stage, and this is your chance to shine.
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College 16-18 (2)
HE & Higher Skills (1)
Adult Learners 19+ (2)
Prospectus & Course Guides for 2020/21
Why work in the Art, Performance & Design Industry?
Employment in Art, Performance and Design roles are down 2.5% since 2018
Wide range of jobs in the Art, Performance & Design Industry
A wide range of employers in the Art, Performance & Design Industry
Advertising Accounts Managers and Creative Directors
Actors, Entertainers and Presenters
Dancers and Choreographers
Considering a career in Art, Performance & Design?
If you’re not sure what to study, then why not take some time to find out more information about possible careers?
Or, if you already have a career in mind, but you’re not sure what you need to study to pursue that career, we can help you get one step closer to that dream job.
Arts Officers, Producers and Directors
Salary: £25,963 - £60,408
Predicted 9.8% increase in jobs by 2024
Photographers, Audio-visual and Broadcasting Equipment Operators
Salary: £19,696 - £44,546
Predicted 4.5% increase in jobs by 2024
Qualifications & levels explained
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Studying Performing Arts Level 3
I chose to study Performing Arts because my path is to be a performer. I absolutely love acting and I wanted to learn more about the industry and to develop on my skills. I love that I get to work with my friends who are encouraging and supportive towards one another. They really help boost your confidence.