If you have a talent and passion for the stage and prefer a hands-on approach to your studies, our BTEC in Performing Arts is for you! Due to the specialist nature of this course, it is only recommended to students who are aiming for a career in the Performing Arts industry. This course is the equivalent of 2 A Levels, but you can team it with a specialism to make it a full time course (equivalent to 3 A Levels). Some experience will be necessary, and a natural affinity for performance is beneficial! Some of the topics you will study if you choose this engaging subject include:

- Group performance

- Individual performance

- Performing Arts in the community

- Choreography

- Storytelling

General entry criteria applies and relevant experience will be required.

This course brings performance to life, and you’ll be honing your skills in hands-on engaging lessons. You’ll build confidence and stage presence, and our specialist teaching staff and external experts will help you to develop your talents. Throughout your time at HNC, you’ll showcase your skills in a variety of performances, from musicals to dance recitals. With two theatres, specialist music studios and a dance studio, you'll get a taste for what life on the stage can offer!


This practical course is the perfect stepping-stone to employment or further education in the Performing Arts. Typically, our students progress to universities to study subjects such as Acting, Musical Theatre and Music.


Good to Know

The Arts Council supports 6,500 apprenticeships and internships in the cultural sector.