Training Opportunity

Extended Diploma in Performing Arts

This highly practical two-year course is perfect for any training performer looking for solid foundational skills and technique to transition into higher education.

In our first graduating class alone, we saw 94% of our student cohort move on to study at higher education in accredited drama and musical theatre schools, universities and our own industry-led ICTheatre degree.

Throughout the course, you will have plenty of opportunities to follow your passion and develop your performance skills. You’ll also explore and improve on the techniques required for success in the creative industries. You’ll then direct your study focus into one of three pathways:

Musical Theatre – Triple Threat
Acting & Theatre Making
Dance Artistry & Performance

One Diploma: Three Pathways
With each pathway, you’ll receive a minimum of 18.5 contact hours, training across various disciplines specific to your route of study. You’ll also have a range of optional modules to choose from. These allow you to home in on the career-specific skills and techniques that interest you most.

As a performing arts student, you’ll have the chance to expand your creative and networking skills with an array of unrivalled opportunities. These include classes with visiting industry professionals, exclusive Masterclasses and panels, theatre trips and the chance to get involved in our full-scale productions (such as plays, cabarets and concerts). We also help our students gain work experience both on and off the stage and set with esteemed local film and theatre companies.

So, what are you waiting for? To start your future as a successful performing arts practitioner, join the movement!. Join ICTheatre.


Five GCSEs at a minimum grade of C/4, including English Language and Maths.

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