If your passion is to have a career within the performing arts sector, including acting, dancing and musical theatre, then this course could be for you. You will explore lots of disciplines in practical workshops gaining a vital insight into what is required to succeed in these creative industries. You will have the opportunity to take part in both on-campus and off-campus projects, including performing in our own seated theatre known as The Keay. This is the perfect course for an all-round experience, before you specialise in your chosen field of acting, dance or musical theatre.
You want to develop your performance skills; this course will help you explore dance, acting, physical and musical theatre in practical workshops.
four GCSEs at grade D or 3, including English and mathematics, or equivalent qualifications. Successful selection is also based upon interview, audition and your commitment to the course.
Through a range of units covering subjects in dance, acting, physical and musical theatre.
To work without the pressure of formal written examinations, as your assessments are coursework based.
The group activities and projects, with opportunities to perform in front of live audiences.
Further studies such as our Acting BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3, Dance BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3, Musical Theatre BTEC Subsidiary Diploma Level 3 or our Performing Arts BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3.
Michaela Drew Performing Arts
"I've always wanted to go into performing arts. The atmosphere at Cornwall College was so much more welcoming than other colleges I applied to and everyone's really friendly here. When I finish my Extended Diploma in Performing Arts I want to go to acting school in London and eventually work as an actress."
*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.