While studying at our Centre of Excellence you can obtain qualifications ranging from Entry Level and Level 3 certificates through to Extended Diplomas. If you haven’t already obtained a Grade 4 GCSE in English or maths you’ll also study to achieve this level of qualification, which is a mandatory requirement of your course and essential for many careers.
In our Centre of Excellence for Performing Arts you’ll develop an in-depth knowledge of this sector and gain work experience with industry leaders.View all available courses for this subject area
Studying in our Centre of Excellence for Performing Arts, you will learn the skills that will turn you into a critically acclaimed performer. These range from acting, with an average income of £32,000 a year, to a choreographer, with an average income of £36,000.
We aim to bring together industry professionals and our talented students to help secure the best possible future for our students. Our industry partner for Performing Arts is:
Royal Exchange Theatre
Housed in one of the most beautiful buildings in the city, you need only step inside to begin a journey into the world of the Royal Exchange Theatre.
Explore our gallery. From our outstanding facilities to fantastic work placement opportunities, get a taste of what it’s like working in the industry and see what you can expect from studying at The Manchester College.
My tutors have given continuous support in the run up to auditions to ensure we perform to the best of our ability. They’ve also given us amazing opportunities to work with professionals within the industry. One of my highlights was performing at Manchester Arena with Jack Whitehall.
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Find out more about performing arts, join us at our online event.
Come meet the team and take a virtual tour of the facilities at our Shena Simon campus. We'll also be outlining the different courses that are available and our plans for September, as well as talking you through the entry requirements and audition process.
You'll hear from past students and their success stories as well as a short clip from actress, Sally Carman, who is our patron of Performing Arts. Sally regularly gives our students workshops and Q&A sessions about the industry.Register now