Performing Arts

Explore all aspects of the performing industry including acting, singing, theatre studies and dance.

Our Performing Arts courses are available at Level/s 2, 3

If you have a passion for putting your creativity into practice, our Performing Arts programmes will help you develop your performance and backstage skills through live productions, workshops and devised pieces.

Explore all aspects of the performing arts industry including acting, physical theatre, musical theatre and production skills including lighting, sound and stage management. You’ll learn about the principles of acting, classical and contemporary theatre performance and other theatre techniques and practices.

You will have the opportunity to see a variety of productions to give you the chance to experience live performance up close and personal. Our prestigious partnerships include the Stephen Joseph Theatre and the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain

English & Maths

If you haven’t achieved a GCSE Grade 4 (C) in English and/or Maths you will be required to either; take a Functional Skills qualification if you have achieved a Grade 1 or 2, or retake the GCSE if you’ve achieved Grade 3. You will be fully supported by our specialist team ahead of taking the exam.

Career Areas

  • Actor
  • Presenter
  • Entertainer
  • Dance Teacher
  • Stage Manager
  • Vocal Coach

At Level 2 you could study:

  • Theatre studies
  • Principles of acting
  • Performance skills
  • Musical performance
  • Production Skills.

At Level 3 you could study:

  • History of theatre
  • Classical theatre
  • Physical theatre
  • Musical theatre
  • Improvisation and devised theatre
  • Lighting and sound design
  • Production design & stage management
  • Mask performance
  • Children’s theatre and Theatre in Education
  • Principles of acting.