• Georgia Mallory
Producer and Actress I AM STUDYING Performing Arts

Performing Arts


Performing Arts

Whether you belong on the screen, on stage in the West End or getting creative behind the scenes, studying performing arts will prepare you for any audition or curtain call. You’ll have the opportunity to take on a variety of roles, and not just the ones on stage. Try your hand at directing, writing, choreographing, set design and much more. Studying performing arts will prepare you for the reality of working in the industry, including the requirement to be versatile, passionate and determined to grow your talents.

Course Information

  • Levels available 1 / 2 / 3
  • Start Date 02/09/2019
  • Course Ref PERFARTS
  • Location Chaffron Way Campus
  • Fees £ FREE for 16-18
    19+ Please see below

If you are over 19+ then please contact us for more information

What will I do?

You will explore all three areas of the performing arts; dance, acting and musical theatre. You could be choreographing for a production one week and preparing to perform a powerful monologue the next. The performance industry is one that relies very heavily on teamwork so you have to be able to work very closely with the rest of your class. No show, film or production is created by just one person. You will learn about the ins and outs of the performance and entertainment industry through live briefs, work experience, full scale performances and all the preparation that comes with it, as well as other enrichment opportunities.

View course specific highlights

What's next?

Performing arts doesn’t quite fit the usual mould when it comes to education or career progression as there are a huge variety of paths you can go down which will take you to different places. Upon completion of your course, you could choose to apply to drama schools studying your specialism, you could head to university, or head straight out into the industry with auditions or junior positions such as a stagehand.

Is it for me?

Determined to pursue your passion as a career? Want the opportunity to work in one of the most diverse, fast paced and exciting industries? Whether you’re committed to musical theatre, dream of starring in films or want to be the next celebrated playwright, this course will offer you the chance to explore every avenue, giving you the best opportunity to develop a varied skillset, both on and off stage.

If you are enthusiastic about the world of drama, dance and musical theatre then this course will provide you with a Level 2 qualification, covering various aspects of the Performing Arts industry including acting in different types of productions. If your ideal final aim is to progress onto the Level 3, this is the next stepping stone for you to get to that goal.

The course covers:

  •  Introduction to Performance
  • Introduction to Production
  • Communicating with an Audience
  • Staging a Performance
  • Contextual Research for Performance and Production
  • Performance Skills and Practice
  • Production Skills and Practice
  • Personal Project and Presentation
  • Producing and Performing to an Audience
  • Learning about different acting styles
  • Taking on a variety of different roles, including production

Level Highlights

  • Opportunities to be involved in full-scale performance projects
  • Workshops with professional companies and practitioners

Entry Requirement

4 GCSEs, 2 at grade E/2 or above and a further 2 at grade D/3 or above including Drama, Dance or Music.

16-18: N/A
19+: £2000
Overseas: £4000
Funding support may be available on this course, click here to find out more.

The course is designed for applicants who have a strong interest in Performing Arts and are keen to participate in all disciplines including acting, singing and dance. This course aims to develop both your skills as a performer and your knowledge of the nature of the Musical Theatre industry. This course is ideal for those students who ultimately want to progress to further education in Performing Arts or a related course.

Each year our highly successful students go on to join prestigious Performing Arts schools, including East 15, Urdang Academy and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Some have decided to continue their studies at university, or have been fortunate enough to go into work straight away.

Level Highlights

  • Guest speakers and industry workshops during employability weeks
  • Opportunities to perform at a variety of local theatres
  • Work experience opportunities such as working with local theatres, dance and drama companies, youth theatre groups and live performance projects.

Entry Requirement

4 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English Language and a Performance related subject.

16-18: N/A
19+: £7395
Advanced Learner Loan: £7395
Overseas: £7395
Funding support may be available on this course, click here to find out more.


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