Performing Arts students at the college can look forward to a range of opportunities including masterclasses from visiting actors and artists already working in the profession trips to the West End and other theatre shows and the chance to perform on stage at the college’s Create Theatre.
Courses available at the college range from Level 1 to Level 3. Some higher-level courses are offered through Vision University Centre. Progression opportunities include further study, apprenticeships and employment.
From West End to West Notts. Acting star James Nelson recently visited our performing arts students to share his wisdom of his time in industry – from being a singer on the QE2 to performing in ‘Spamalot’ in London. He now works as manager at Loughborough Town Hall venue, which sees a number of touring theatre and music acts visiting each month.
The performing arts can be both diverse and rewarding. The industry is highly-competitive, and you’ll need confidence and good communication skills when working in this industry.
Job roles can vary from on stage to behind the scenes, and you can choose to work in TV and film or on live theatre productions.
Actor, singer, dancer – or a combination of all three, there are many chances to showcase your skills in this area. Behind the scenes roles are also available including stage technician, cinema projectionist, stage manager and more.
You can also choose to turn your talents to teaching, helping others hone their acting or dance skills, or use your skills in performing arts to become a drama therapist.
A qualification in this field will help you to make important connections, get plenty of practice in auditioning for roles and performing, and build your portfolio for future work.
As a performing arts student at West Notts, you’ll study, rehearse and perform in the college’s state-of-the-art contemporary theatre and dance studios, and benefit from industry visits from professionals looking to share their wisdom.