If you dream of being on the stage or traveling the world in the entertainments industry, then this sector could be the perfect choice for you.
Showcase your talents in Performing Arts
The creative industry forms a huge part of our culture from theatre and musicals to opera and ballet. There are lots of different opportunities for creative and talented individuals in this diverse and exciting industry!
Our performing arts course allows you to specialise in one of three areas (acting, dance and musical theatre) and you will get the opportunity to build skills in your chosen area and put them into practice in our Christmas pantomime and end of year musical.
You’ll rehearse in our large dance and drama studios and perform in our professional theatre, developing the confidence to succeed in the industry.
Or, if you aspire to work backstage in a theatre or support performance events, then a career in stage management and operations could be for you. You will also get the opportunity to manage our professional 156 seat theatre with automated lighting and full sound system.
Why study with us?
Performance and production arts students have the opportunity to partake in 11 live productions per academic year ranging from Christmas pantomimes to traditional musical theatre
You’ll have access to our range of large dance and drama studios, fully equipped recording studios and practice rooms
Course tutors boast industry experience meaning students will learn from the best! We also have industry partnerships with showbiz professionals! Our students enjoy regular workshops with professionals in industry.
Previous students have progressed to drama schools and University to study a range of degrees including Acting, Musical Theatre, Music Performance, Events Management, Stage Management and Sound and Lighting Design
Many of our former students have become professional performers and choreographers, as well going one step further opening up their own dancing and production companies
Performing Arts success stories
At College, it’s much more relaxed and interactive which I think gets the best out of us. I loved the end of year shows – you really get to see all the hard work coming together.
It gives you the chance to broaden what you know about acting and give you the chance to really push your skills and try new styles and genres.
Middlesbrough College has been a fantastic place to study. We have had so many opportunities to work on shows and gain hands-on industry experience.
The staff are lovely, and I feel the course helped to prepare me for the realities of the performing arts industry, particularly the audition process
I’m over the moon to have signed with NTA Management. I’ll be pursuing my acting career whilst studying the Stage Operations and Management Level 3 programme at Middlesbrough College.