Our courses give you the chance to experience a wide variety of modern, contemporary and practical skills and techniques in the performing and production arts.
We are partnered with the University of the Arts London (UAL), a university solely focused on the creative arts. Working with the UAL allows us to offer our students a bespoke pre-university course, specialising in your area of interest. You can choose to keep your studies broad with the Performing and Production Arts route, or specialise in either Film and TV Acting, or Technical Theatre.
You’ll develop practical performance skills for using voice and movement to communicate effectively with an audience. Teamwork, self-discipline and confidence are core skills that you’ll develop on the programme, and you’ll also get valuable experiences from directing and leading your classmates.
Not only are these skills and experiences vital for the creative industries, but they also prepare you for other career paths.
We also have an exciting partnership with the Reading Rep Theatre, that offers mentoring, placements, and workshops to our students.
Our performing arts programmes are great preparation for university, vocational or dance college.
They build your core skills in acting, dancing and stage management, so you can aim for a career in the performing arts sector. If music is your thing, you’ll get experience of performing live to audiences and working in sound studios. You can even collaborate with Media students to make music videos!
Every year, the arts and culture industry contributes £10.8 billion to the UK economy. As of 2020, the performing arts industry in England has around 8,700 new job openings annually.
Arts officers, producers and director jobs are forecast to grow ahead of the national average rate between 2020 and 2025.
Sam, Performing and Production Arts Level 3 Extended DiplomaThe teachers are excellent, they’re all great in their respected fields and they know loads about their chosen fields and push you. They’re always trying to make you do your best.