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Cornwall College St Austell LEVEL: 3 Music & Performing Arts

The Arts

If you’re interested in acting but also want to learn about technical aspects including set design, lighting, directing and sound, our level 3 course could be for you. You will develop your physical and vocal skills through a variety of workshops which includes performing in our own theatre productions and other venues like Hall for Cornwall every term.


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Ideal if:

You have a passion for acting and wish to follow this career path; this course offers a chance to develop physically and vocally as an actor.

You’ll need:

four GCSEs at grade C or 5, including English and mathematics, or equivalent qualifications. Some experience of performing arts is also required. Successful selection is also based upon interview, audition and your commitment to the course.

You’ll learn:

To develop your skills through a variety of workshops, leading to a performance every term at exciting regional venues. The course is largely practical and includes training in areas of performing which may include acting for film, television and stage, and directing.


To develop your writing, research and textual analysis skills to support your practical experience. You
will also be given responsibility for technical aspects of productions such as costume, set design, lighting, sound, make-up and publicity.

You’ll love:

The realistic experience of working as a professional performing artist within a working theatre company.

You’ll go on to:

Employment in the performing arts industry or progression to university study.


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



Start Date



St Austell


2 Years full-time


Michaela Drew Performing Arts

"I've always wanted to go into performing arts. The atmosphere at Cornwall College was so much more welcoming than other colleges I applied to and everyone's really friendly here. When I finish my Extended Diploma in Performing Arts I want to go to acting school in London and eventually work as an actress."
Music & Performing Arts

*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.