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Performing Arts

Performing Arts

Mode of study Vocational Full-time
Duration 1 Year
Campus London Road Campus
Start date September 2021
Course code FLR2PAA (2122)
  • Who is it for?

    This course is a one year programme for students who have an interest in the Performing Arts and want to find out more. It is an excellent foundation for developing skills in Acting, Dancing and Musical Theatre.

    It also offers students not wishing to pursue a career in performance, the opportunity to improve confidence and interpersonal skills in a supportive environment.

  • Entry Requirements

    A minimum of two GCSEs at grade 3 or above, preferably including English. You should be able to demonstrate a passion for Performing Arts.

  • What does the course involve?

    You will have lots of opportunities to experiment with and perform in a variety of different styles. You will be involved with putting on shows, learning song and dance routines. We also go and see performances and take part in workshops with visiting performers. In addition to performance skills you will look at the practical side of putting a show together and work on costume design and construction. Students will be required to attend four days a week plus performances.

  • How is the course assessed?

    Work is assessed through continuous assignments. A number of assignments make a module which is graded so you know how you are doing throughout the course. The majority of the course is practical.

  • How much does it cost?

    A contribution towards educational visits may also be requested.

  • What do I do next?

    You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study on the application page. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 or email:

Luca Howells

Luca Howells

Level 3 Performing Arts
Previous school: The Telford Priory

I have really enjoyed the course, especially getting involved in the pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk, where we were allowed to improve and add to the show. Playing Simple Simon was my first lead role and pantomime is such a fun genre to explore.

Abbey Parton

Abbey Parton

Level 3 Diploma in Performing Arts
Previous school: The Telford Priory School

The end-of-year performance made me decide to come to Shrewsbury Colleges Group. I saw A Night at the Musicals two years ago and loved it. So it is amazing to now be in the performance. The tutor support is amazing and I’m hoping to take a gap year after college, before applying for drama school in London.

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Career Options

  • Actors, entertainers and presenters

    Up to £36,000

  • Arts officers, producers and directors

    Up to £43,000


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