Gloucestershire College

Performing Arts Gloucestershire College Degree level: Undergraduate


Course options

Course summary

The Course
This course is suited to performing arts and theatre studies students and those interested in working within the performing arts industries. Encompassing both performance work and backstage skills such as lighting and sound for theatre productions (This is an area where there are a number of career opportunities as it is a growth industry).

Giving you an opportunity to work as a touring theatre company, creating original work as well as existing scripts and taking it out to customers and venues. You will also go on a number of theatre trips and be given the chance to provide technical support to other groups in the college.

Gloucestershire College is one of only 20 colleges in the country with founder status with the National Skills Academy, Creative and Cultural. The academy recognises, develops and improves skills opportunities for those entering the creative and cultural sector and those already employed within it. This status means that students at Gloucestershire College get exciting opportunities to develop your employability skills and links within the industry.

The Sector
There are currently over 100,000 people working in the performing arts, of which 34% are employed in onstage occupations, such as acting or dancing
There are 5,480 businesses, of which 92% employ fewer than 50 people
The performing arts industry contributes £4.6 billion to the UK economy
58% of the workforce is self-employed
Men and women are equally likely to have a level 4 or above qualification

Course details


Possible modules covered in HNC Performing arts (General) Year 1
• Acting 1
• Devising
• Movement
• Vocal repertoire
• Voice and speech for actors
• Crewing
• Acting for Camera
• Professional development
• Performing Arts Industry (Pearson set project)

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code 03KW
Institution code G45
Campus name Gloucester Campus
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points
A level DD
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP

Mature students (over 21) are welcome and encouraged to apply. Any mature applicants that do not meet the UCAS point requirement will be assessed in terms of appropriate experience, knowledge, or industry-based qualifications. We will consider prior learning, life experience and/or work experience but also explore alternative options with you to set you on your path to your goal.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6,700 Year 1
England £6,700 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6,700 Year 1
Scotland £6,700 Year 1
Wales £6,700 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

Visit our website

Gloucestershire College
Gloucestershire College
Princess Elizabeth Way
GL51 7SJ

Course contact details

Visit our course page
Gloucestershire College Admissions