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Performing Arts

Performing Arts is perfect for creative people. Employment is not limited to performing, there are other opportunities such as film and TV, theatre in education, musical theatre, cruise ships, entertainments manager, arts administration, drama/dance therapy, director, choreographer, script writer, teacher, education manager and company manager.

Creative industries are the fastest growing sector in the UK economy. During the performing arts course, not only will you learn techniques and knowledge in drama, dance and singing, but you can gain skills which are valued by all types of employers, for example confidence, collaboration, self-discipline and problem solving.

Taught by professionals

All tutors have worked professionally in the industry.


We perform in a range of external venues.

Explore Techniques

Learn a range of skills in drama, dance and singing.

Work Experience

Relevant work experience with local employers.

Key information

As part of our performing arts courses you will learn all three disciplines of drama, dance and singing, and learn about all aspects of the performing arts industry. Work on the course is built around projects which include practical workshops, research, lectures, performances and reflection activities.

This course enables you to explore a wide range of genres from classical and contemporary theatre, devising, scriptwriting, film and TV acting, through to contemporary dance, jazz dance, ballet, tap, choreography, mask work and singing.

A range of performance opportunities will enable you to develop your performance skills and prepare you for Higher Education and Industry auditions.

You can become a…

  • Actor
  • Dancer
  • Musical Theatre Performer
  • Dance/Drama Therapist
  • Theatre Director
  • Screen Writer
  • Arts Administrator
  • Stage Manager
  • Presenter
  • Teacher

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At South Staffordshire College our students come first, and everything we do is aimed at helping you to realise your full potential. We are about careers not courses and our expert staff will make sure you have the skills and knowledge needed to give you that competitive edge for when you start your career within your chosen industry.

As a school leaver, you will be treated as an adult, within a friendly and supportive environment. You’ll enjoy more freedom and independence, and you’ll make many new friends, all with the same passion and journey ahead as you. As an adult, we understand you may feel uneasy about returning to education, but there is no need to be. We have smaller class sizes and supportive tutors to make you feel very welcome.

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