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Performance & Production Art

Do you have a passion for performing and love to be centre stage? Or maybe you are keen to get behind the scenes and learn the tricks of the trade? Our range of performing and production arts courses could be the start of an exciting career in the industry.


Whether you are a singer, dancer or actor or are looking to develop your skills off stage you will thrive in our specialist facilities.

You will study in our nationally renowned Performance Academy which houses a 200 seat theatre with fly tower, a studio theatre, nine dancing and acting studios with sprung floors, barres and mirrors and an experimental theatre hub.

You will be taught by industry experienced tutors who have many years experience in their fields and benefit from workshops from leading figures in the sector. This is all for you.

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What can I study?

Performing and Production Arts (UAL)

Performing and Production Arts is for learners who aspire to a career in media and theatre, but who need to gain the right qualifications to progress onto a Level 3 qualification.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 6th September 2021
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Acting - Level 3

This Acting course will prepare you for life as an actor on camera, stage or radio.

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 6th September 2021
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Dance - Level 3

Benefit from specialist dance studios and state-of-the-art theatres as well as being taught by industry experts who have worked for the likes of the English National Ballet and English Dance Theatre.

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 6th September 2021
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Musical Theatre

Begin your career in Musical Theatre in specialist studio spaces and our state-of-the-art theatre. This established Musical Theatre course has been developed with support from industry experts, to help aspiring performers achieve their ambitions and stand out in industry.

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 6th September 2021
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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What can I do with a Performing and Production Arts qualification?

Daily tasks:

  • Plays pre-recorded music at nightclubs, discotheques, and private functions.
  • Conducts interviews and prepares reports for news broadcasts, current affairs programmes and documentaries.
  • Introduces and presents radio and television programmes, reads news bulletins and makes announcements.
  • Trains animals to perform entertaining routines and may perform with them.
  • Performs singing, comedy, acrobatic, illusion and conjuring routines.
  • Assumes character created by a playwright or author and communicates this to an audience.
  • Studies script, play or book and prepares and rehearses interpretation.

Median Salary

£33,513 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Demonstrates and directs dance moves, monitors and analyses technique and performance, and determines how improvements can be made.
  • Participates in dance performance.
  • Attends rehearsals to develop and practice dance routines for performance.
  • Builds and maintains stamina, physical strength, agility and general health through fitness exercises and healthy eating.

Median Salary

£33,148 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Auditions and selects performers and rehearses and conducts them in the performance of the composition.
  • Scores music for different combinations of voices and instruments to produce desired effect.
  • Plays instrument as a soloist or as a member of a group or orchestra.
  • Tunes instrument and studies and rehearses score.
  • Conceives and writes original music.

Median Salary

£38,203 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Forms rope slings, ladders, netting and other rigging and measures, cuts and repairs wire or fibre rope.
  • Erects jib, derrick and similar hoisting equipment and installs ropes, pulleys and other lifting tackle.
  • Lays and secures wooden planking to form working platforms and fixes guard rails, ladders, cradles and awnings as required.
  • Examines scaffold tubing and couplings for defects and selects, fits and bolts scaffold tubes until scaffolding reaches required height.
  • Examines drawings and specifications to determine job requirements.

Median Salary

£30,815 View more

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