Performing Arts and Music

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Why choose a career in Performing Arts and Music?

Performing Arts in the UK is a thriving industry which offers a vast range of employment opportunities. Many exciting careers can stem from a Performing Arts qualification, whether it’s in the theatre, music or entertainment industries.


Why choose us?

Our courses are designed to prepare, improve and develop your skills before you progress to drama, dance or music schools and university. The facilities at the College, including recording and sequencing studios and two fully-equipped theatres with control desks, lighting and staging equipment, will give you the perfect platform to practise your skills and perform in front of live audiences.

Tutors will support you with your audition technique and links with contacts and agents in the performing arts industry for job opportunities. We have a track record of producing successful students who progress to prestigious performing arts schools or into the industry as actors, performers, singers, musicians, entertainers or working behind the scenes in technical, management and production roles.

Students also secure roles in the wider industry such as Community Arts Worker, Composer for Gaming, roles in TV and radio, Performing Arts Teacher, Playwright and Performing Arts Marketer.

Student Spotlight

Ella Pickford

Performing Arts BTEC HNC Level 4

South Axholme Academy

“I’ve always had an interest in musical theatre and when I visited the College, seeing the facilities and meeting the teachers, made me think I could achieve and progress to where I wanted to be.
“During the course, my confidence in performing and dancing has really increased. I have improved my technique in a variety of dance styles and I have been given the opportunity to showcase my singing in shows. We take part in a variety of shows in front of live audiences in the College’s theatre which is great to practice our skills. “I’ve gained so much, I started with not much experience in dance and now I have taken teaching qualifications in IDTA, Modern Jazz, and freestyle, which will help me in the future to become a Dance Teacher after I have finished my performing career. As part of the course we learn how to stand out in auditions and, out of the four dance auditions I’ve taken part in this year, I’ve been offered places at all four. “I would recommend studying dance at the College to anyone. The tutors are amazing, and I feel I have the skills and qualifications to start a successful career in the industry. I have now accepted a scholarship at the Hammond School to study a Level 6 Trinity Diploma in Dance/Musical Theatre. Following this, I will audition to work in the industry as a Commercial Dancer and Musical Theatre Performer.”

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