Performing and Production Arts
Studying Performing Arts at Weston College
From theatre, TV and film, to make-up, design and choreography, our courses provide countless options to progress in this exciting, dynamic and creative art. You’ll also get the chance to showcase your skills and be noticed by key industry figures.
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Performance Arts, UAL Diploma
This course will develop a solid skill base in all areas of the Performing and Production Arts industry. You will have the opportunity to understand and experience the many possible career paths within this exciting industry. Subjects are studied through an intense vocational timetable. You will learn and develop your skills in Acting, Dancin...Click Here
Acting for Theatre, Film and TV, UAL Diploma/Extended Diploma
This new and exciting pathway within the Performance and Production department for 2021 mirrors the changes within the industry and the growth of digital production. This unique course embraces all aspects of acting and is designed to provide you with the extensive skill set that is required for both stage and screen acting. The Diploma will b...Click Here
Musical Theatre, Diploma/Extended Diploma
This exciting course is designed to provide you with foundation principles of Musical Theatre. Subjects are studied through an intense vocational timetable and provides students with the opportunity to become a triple threat performer. The Diploma will be completed in Year 1 followed by the Extended Diploma in Year 2. You will learn to develo...Click Here
Professional, Commercial and Contemporary Dance, UAL Diploma/ Extended Diploma
This new and exciting pathway within the Performance and Production department mirrors the recent changes within the industry. This unique course embraces all elements of a dance curriculum and is designed to provide you with the extensive skill set that is required for a dancer. The Diploma will be completed in Year 1 followed by the Extended...Click Here
Technical Theatre and Live Events, UAL Diploma/Extended Diploma
Are you interested in a hands-on practical course that focuses on theatre and events? Are you passionate about leading the way in digital theatre, set and prop design and construction? Maybe you are interested in lighting and sound for live events and theatre? Or are you interested in stage and events management and understanding the workings ...Click Here
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Acting Museum Operations Manager, Weston Museum
“Working with Weston College brings a huge amount of imagination and creativity to our business. We offer learners work experience...
and they bring new ideas and emerging practises that can help us to develop into areas in which we have previously not been able to.”
Occupations related to Performing and Production Arts
Actor, Entertainer or Presenter
Actors, entertainers and presenters sing, portray roles in dramatic productions, perform comedy routines, gymnastic feats and tricks of illusion, train animals to perform and perform with them, and introduce and present radio and television programmes.
Employment in region: 420 positions
Dancer or Choreographer
Dancers and choreographers devise, direct, rehearse and perform classical and contemporary dance routines.
Employment in region: 86 positions
Musicians write, arrange, orchestrate, conduct and perform musical compositions.
Employment in region: 562 positions
What our students say
Charlotte Reakes, Level 3 Extended Diploma Professional, Commercial and Contemporary Dance
"The lecturers are so passionate about their subjects and they have such a deep knowledge of the subjects."
Former school: Churchill Academy
Studied: Level 3 Extended Diploma Professional, Commercial and Contemporary Dance
What next? Progressing onto UCW to study BA (Hons) Dance for Commercial Performance