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Performing Arts

If you’re passionate about performing arts, you’ll know they are much more than just subjects – they are ways of life!

If you want to pursue a career you love, that makes going to work every day interesting and enjoyable, then choosing a course with us will help you to learn more about the creative industries and how you can find your place within them. 

You’ll have access to amazing facilities at our latest campus- the City Hub, including a 200-seater theatre equipped with the latest lighting and sound technology. Plus, we also have dance studios, acting studios, a costume department, a set design studio and a construction workshop! 

You’ll also have plenty of opportunity to perform your work throughout the year either in-house, locally, or maybe even internationally. 

Many of our shows are watched by industry experts and practitioners looking for the next generation of talent. Next year it could be you treading the boards at the National Theatre, dancing at Notting Hill, or working with visiting industry professionals. 

We offer a variety courses at Nottingham College, ranging from Level 1 to Degree Level.

There are a vast number of career options in the industry – whether you would like to be an Actor, a Dancer, a Director, a Lighting Engineer, a Musical Theatre Performer, a Performer, a Stage Manager, a Teacher, a Technician – there are many choices available to you.

Our track record in creating shining stars of the industry spans over 20 years, seeing hundreds of students go on to achieve amazing things.

So, rest assured you’re in the right place at Nottingham College and the fact that we have the knowledge, expertise and connections to help move your career forward is good news for you.

  • A dance teacher can earn between £22,000 - £50,000 per annum.
  • A theatre performer can earn circa £420 per week.
  • An entertainer can earn around £50 an hour or £200 a performance.
  • Touring theatre actors may earn up to £650 a week.

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Acting BA (Hons) Degree (Level 6) - Full-time

This new three-year BA Honours degree is designed to develop your acting skills in preparation for working in the performance industry.

Acting Foundation Degree (Level 5) - Full-time

This course comprises the first two years of a conventional three-year degree and is designed to develop students' specialist skills and knowledge for the performance industry.

Musical Theatre BA (Hons) Degree (Level 6) - Full-time

This new BA Honours degree is designed to help you develop as a triple threat performer preparing for work in the global Musical Theatre industry.

Musical Theatre HNC (Level 4) - Full-time

This exciting course offers an opportunity to develop and enhance your practical skills to progress into the competitive world of musical theatre.

Musical Theatre HND Top-up (Level 5) - Full-time

This exciting course offers an opportunity to develop and enhance your practical skills to progress into the competitive world of musical theatre.

Performing Arts (Level 4 Professional Diploma) - Full-time

The course is perfect if you have previously studied either Dance, Acting, Musical Theatre or Performance, have a strong desire for a career in the arts and want to develop your skills further.

Performing Arts BA (Hons) Top-Up Degree (Level 6) - Full-time

This BA (Hons) top-up course is dedicated to helping you to develop as an independent practitioner in the industry and is excellent preparation for a teaching career in the subject.

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Anita on Performing Arts

If you're #CuriousAboutCollege then find out what our students have to say about us. Anita talks to us about her time on the performing arts course. Thanks Anita!