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Do you want to develop the skills and knowledge required to work in the performance industry?

We offer two specialist pathways that can be studied separately as either an Extended Certificate or Diploma in Performing Arts; Dance or a Performing Arts Subsidiary Diploma, or Diploma Acting. Alternatively both subsidiaries can be combined to create a Diploma in Performing Arts.

• Dance pathway – the study of a range of dance techniques, performance skills, choreography and the theoretical aspects of the art form.
• Acting pathway – covers all aspects of actor training. You will study a range of acting techniques from Stanislavski and Brecht to improvisation and stand-up, as well as classical and contemporary theatre practices.

You will learn in our fully equipped dance and drama studios. A TV studio, large performance space and sound proof music practice booths are also available to you for both rehearsal and performance. You will also be able to take part in a range of performance workshops with visiting industry specialists as part of our Plus More programme.

How can I STANDOUT with Performing Arts after college?

This course will allow you to progress onto a specialist performing arts college, as well as preparing you for a wide range of arts-related degree courses, such as: Dance, Drama, Education, Marketing, Media, Theatre Studies and more..

Entry requirements

To study a BTEC Extended Diploma, Diploma or Subsidiary Diploma you will need to have achieved:
• Four GCSEs at grades 9 to 4, or a Merit in a full Level 2 BTEC Diploma
• If you want to add an A Level with your BTEC, you will need to meet the entry criteria for A Levels

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