Performing Arts

Explore all aspects of the performing arts industry including acting, physical theatre, musical theatre, theatre studies and dance.

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

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, Live Theatre in Newcastle and workshops with LAMDA.

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


The course is assessed through practical performance work, individual research, reflective journals and ongoing workshop based assessments.


We can help you when deciding which course or option you wish to take. During your course we ensure you develop employability skills and gain relevant experience. We provide information, advice and support when completing your course and progressing to work or going into higher education.

When applying for university we can provide support with the UCAS application and Student Finance. Once you’ve received a Level 3 qualification you could progress into employment, or further your studies by taking other qualifications at Level 4, for example an HNC in Performing Arts or undergraduate degrees in related fields.