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Cornwall College St Austell LEVEL: 3 Music & Performing Arts

Is a life on the stage or screen calling you? Do you long to act, dance, sing or perform to live audiences or on TV? Our St Austell campus has a renowned reputation for its performing arts courses which enable students to progress to some of the most prestigious performing arts schools and conservatoires in the country. Our facilities are amazing and include The Keay Theatre, professional dance studios, and rehearsal and performance spaces.

If you wish to pursue a career in the performing arts then we offer you the choice of four specialist courses, all of which are equivalent to A-levels. Our Level 2 course is ideal should your GCSE results not be what you expected, with the option to progress to one of our Level 3 diplomas.

Learn exhilarating subjects such as ballet, contemporary dance, jazz, urban practice, movement, rehearsing, performing
and choreography. Take part in daily dance technique classes which incorporate body conditioning and fitness related practice. You will also have access to optional acting and music lessons.


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Ideal if:

You are interested in dance or fitness and would like to develop a range of skills enabling you to explore various dance careers including: performing, teaching and fitness.

You’ll need:

Four GCSEs at grade 4, including English and mathematics. Successful selection is also based on interview and an audition.

You’ll learn:

Through a range of exhilarating units covering subjects such as rehearsing and performing, choreography, ballet, contemporary dance, jazz, urban practice and movement.


Daily practical dance technique classes which incorporate body conditioning and fitness related practice, together with project work.

You’ll love:

Our teachers are professional dancers who trained at conservatoires.

You’ll go on to:

Employment in the dance and movement related industries or continue your studies at a specialist dance university or conservatoire.


Music & Performing Arts
Music & Performing Arts
Music & Performing Arts
Music & Performing Arts



Start Date

September 2018


St Austell


2 Years full-time


Jake Moyle Professional Dancer

After completing the dance diploma Jake was offered a place at the London Studio Centre where he trained in dancing, singing and acting. Since graduating in 2014 Jake has worked on various commercials including the House of Fraser Christmas advert, been a backing dancer on the X Factor and is currently filming on Mary Poppins Returns starring Emily Blunt.
“I love how diverse professional dancing can be; I’m always doing something different. If you are thinking of pursuing a career in the performing arts you should take this course. It’s not easy, you have to work hard and want it, but if you want it, you can make it happen. I had an amazing time at college due to a great group of peers and a strong set of teachers.”

*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.