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Performing Arts...

Full-Time Study Programmes

A Career in Performing Arts

If you have a passion for performance and want to be on the stage, on screen or behind the camera, then our Performing Arts courses are your ticket to the big show!

Our Performing Arts Study Programme will teach you lots of useful skills in the world of entertainment such as dancing, technical theatre, improvisation & comedy, singing, TV & radio drama.


The creative sector is growing faster than any other industry in the UK, creating lots of exciting opportunities for people looking for jobs in this area. However, a qualification in Performing Arts doesn't just mean you're bound for the theatre, TV or movies. Performing Arts training will give you the opportunity to choose a variety of careers such as:

  • Teaching and Education
  • Arts Therapy
  • Writing
  • Youthwork
  • Lighting
  • Coaching
  • Choreography
  • Journalism

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Interested? View our Performing Arts programmes below...

Why Bolton College?

  • At Bolton College, you'll get to enjoy theatre trips and backstage tours to give you a taste for the world of performance.
  • Our students can benefit from our strong working links with the Octagon Theatre and show off their performance skills at high-profile events such as the Bolton Food & Drinks Festival.
  • You'll benefit learning first hand from our industry-experienced tutors and masterclasses from award winning guest speakers.
  • We'll give you the opportunity to complete a Silver Arts Award - a qualification which is highly valued in the Performing Arts sector.
  • If you aspire to specialise in backstage work, you'll be trained and provided with the chance to work on a range of shows.
  • There'll be ample opportunities to work on full-scale productions towards the end of the pear including; Contemporary Theatre Production, Dance Show, Musical Theatre Production.

Student Success

James Anderson

James Anderson
Performing Arts Acting Level 3

"I have a flair for performing and I've enjoyed exploring and developing my talents. I've been involved in College productions and I particularly enjoyed the teaching style of the course - I don't enjoy being sat at a desk and doing lots of writing, so the hands-on elements have been amazing. I'd love to go to university next year."

Hear what our students have to say