Is it for me?

You need to be passionate about the industry, enthusiastic to learn more, able to adapt to changes in the industry and work super hard in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. You can never have too many industry contacts, so networking is essential!

Our facilities

You'll study this subject full time at Bede Campus and will have access to our £11 million Arts Academy with a 200-seat commercial theatre, sound and lighting studio, recording studio, music practice rooms and instruments.

Career ready

We work with the following employers to help you get career ready and gain real work skills: Sunderland Culture, Fertile Ground, Company E, Kelly Abbot, South Paw, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Sunderland Empire, Frantic Assembly Theatre Company, Tall Tales Murder Mysteries Theatre, National Theatre.

100%

of our dance students progressed to employment or further study*

 

*Destination data, academic year 2016/17 (FT FE 16-18 students)

91.8%

of our performance students progressed to employment or further study.*

*Destination data, academic year 2016/17 (FT FE 16-18 students)

Have you seen our excellent facilities?

We have some of the best facilities forperformance students including:

  • £11 million Arts Academy with a 200-seat commercial theatre.

  • Sound and lighting studio.

  • Recording studio, music practice rooms and instruments.

Find out more about our Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme

Expert & friendly support

Careers

What are the career prospects like? There will be 4,137 jobs in Performance & Production Arts in the region in 2027 (NE).

Careers could include: Theatrical Producer, Stage Mamaber, Promotion Manager, Dancer, Choreographer or Actor. 

There are 274 Actors employed in our local region and they earn £32,926  a year

Actors, Entertainers and Presenters

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.

Medium Salary

£ 23370

438 people employed as Actors, Entertainers and Presenters in the current year.

Dancers and Choreographers

Dancers and choreographers devise, direct, rehearse and perform classical and contemporary dance routines.

Medium Salary

£ 23370

93 people employed as Dancers and Choreographers in the current year.

Musicians

Musicians write, arrange, orchestrate, conduct and perform musical compositions.

Medium Salary

£ 23370

555 people employed as Musicians in the current year.