Performing Arts

What makes this course interesting?

This course could be your first step to television, film or theatre work, be it either in performance or technical support. Employment within the industry not only depends on talent, but also a sense of determination to succeed. As competition for acting jobs can be extremely fierce you might consider working voluntarily for a local theatre, for example, in order to gain some valuable experience and make important contacts.

What skills will I learn?

This course offers a comprehensive introduction and exploration of performance and theatre in the form of practical workshops and skills development. You will regularly have the opportunity to work on productions such as plays, student devised work or showcases. In addition, you will learn about the production process and see and analyse theatre work in Bath, Bristol & London.

You will study a variety of units over two years including:

Investigating Practitioners’ Work (Reviews and analysis of live productions)
Developing Skills and Techniques for Live Performance
Group Performance Workshop 
Performing Arts in the Community

During the course you will develop your ability to respond to drama performances to improve your understanding of social and cultural contexts of theatre arts, as well as developing your performing skills.


What courses can I do after this?

After the 2 year course, progression may be to university to study for a degree, specialist training at Drama school or to employment. The skills learnt on this course will help you in a variety of careers within television, film or theatre work, stage, cabaret, leisure (redcoat/ cruise ships) film or TV work. Employment within the industry not only depends on talent, but also on a sense of determination to succeed. You will be given advice on self-employment and potential routes.

What jobs can I get?

We can provide full-time learners the opportunity to enter employment in the Performing Arts sector such as Acting (Film Theatre and TV), Singing, Variety, Musical Theatre, Contemporary Theatre, Classical Theatre, Commercial Dance, Contemporary Dance, Production roles (Lights, Sound, and Stage Manager etc) or to progress to vocational qualifications such as an FDA in Contemporary and Musical Theatre and Contemporary Dance. Alongside the Performing Arts and entertainment industry, the transferable skills you will develop will enable you to find work in various industries i.e. Project Management, Team Leading, Professional Development, Recruitment, Sales, Media, Events Management and Advertising.