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Lift the curtain on your career
Anyone looking to pursue a career in the performing arts needs to have a well-rounded skill set. Learning acting styles, understanding improvisation, and undertaking audition prep are essential skills that you'll develop, through a combination of workshops, rehearsals and live performances.
From film and TV acting, to developing your singing skills and exploring theatre genres, you will use your talent to take on different roles, expanding your skill set and your passion to work out your next steps.
The most important thing you need to succeed is passion. Whether you're musical-mad, have always dreamed of starring in blockbuster movies, or you've already written your first play, this is the right place for you to turn your passion into a career.
Careers within this industry include:
- Creative Writer
- Drama Therapist
- Movement Coach
After you've taken your bow, it's time for the encore
The performing arts industry doesn't quite fit the mould of traditional progression. There are so many opportunities, it all depends on your end goal.
You could: Head to university to study acting, performing arts or a performance-based subject Apply for specialist performing arts schools, previous students have progressed to East 15, LAMDA and more Look for employment within the industry - this could mean signing up with an agency for acting jobs such as TV or voiceover work.
This is the number of people who are employed in the creative industries, and another 1 million jobs are expected to be active by 2030.
What's it like to study Performing Arts?
Hear from some of our current students about how they've found the course, what they've been getting up to and what they've enjoyed about the course.
Intermediate or Advanced?
You may have seen our courses split up into Intermediate and Advanced. Here's the lowdown on what they mean...
This level of study is equivalent to Level 1 & 2.
This will offer you a dedicated support system to prepare you for progression. You will develop your knowledge, skills and confidence in your chosen specialism, encouraged by your tutors and peers. Your experiences will enable you to decide what you want to do next, whether it’s an apprenticeship or an Advanced (Level 3) study programme at College, you will discover the wide range of options open to you.
This level of study is equivalent to Level 3.
Put your passion for your chosen subject into action with a variety of work experience opportunities. You’ll put your skills and knowledge to the test by taking on work experience in your chosen industry, getting an insight into what life in that career will be like. You’ll develop your learning at College, taking full advantage of our industry-standard facilities. Professionalism is a must for advanced programmes, as you will be making contacts and opening doors for yourself which could lead to something extraordinary.
This level of study is equivalent to Level 4, 5 & 6, and is only for people who have already completed an Advanced (Level 3) qualification (BTEC or A Level or equivalent).
Take your career to the next step with undergraduate qualifications, from HNCs to BA Degrees. Focus on your specialism, developing advanced technical, practical and research skills to prepare you for a fulfilling and successful career. With expert lecturers, small class sizes and access to facilities mirroring industry, get ready to become an expert in your chosen field.