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Performing Arts

Music Performance Main

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 brand new City Hub campus, 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.

Levels

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

Careers in Performing Arts

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.

Did you know?

  • 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 HNC Foundation Course (Level 4) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you have a talent and passion for acting and the performing arts and want to refine your skills further in preparation for drama school or university.

Dance Foundation Degree (Level 5) - Full-time

This course comprises the first two years of a conventional three-year degree and is design to develop students' specialist skills and knowledge in dance and choreography.

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.

Acting (Level 3/4 ALRA Foundation Diploma) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you have a talent and passion for acting and the performing arts and want to refine your skills further in preparation for drama school or university. This course is run in association with the Academy…

Musical Theatre (Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you have a talent for acting, dance and singing and want to pursue this as a career.

Performing Arts (Level 1 BTEC Diploma) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you want to explore your talents in acting and dance and gain some experience in the performing arts.

Dance (Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you want to develop your practical dance skills and gain a working knowledge of the dance world.

Dance (Level 2 UAL Diploma) - Full-time

If you’ve had a taste of performing in front of an audience and are hungry for more, or you’ve got a hidden talent for performing and dancing and need a bit of help to bring it out of you, this…

Acting (Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’re a talented performer, want a career in the performing arts, and are looking to further develop your skills.

Acting (Level 2 UAL Diploma) - Full-time

If you have a passion for acting and performance, and want to develop your skills further, this is the perfect course.

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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