Performing Arts Practice programmes develop skills to perform as well covering elements of the industry, technical theatre and production. Each site has its own emphasis. Epping is focused on acting. Redbridge covers acting, dance and physical theatre. Havering offers two pathways specialising in either acting or dance. The programme allows you to develop skills for traditional roles but also allows you to cover skills for recorded and digital work. The programmes are ideal to explore the kinds of performance or technical role that leads to your industry specialism.
The Performing Arts programmes are delivered in purpose-built theatre and dance studio spaces, designed to replicate both the stage and back-stage experiences of a working theatre. Students also have access to dedicated IT spaces for coursework. Our tutors all have relevant experience of industry, bringing a wide range of experience and expertise to the programmes.
As part of one of our working theatre companies you will take part in regular performances throughout the year, and you will get the opportunity for a lead role as part of your Final Major Project. On some projects you may be expected to adopt a formal industry role. You are encouraged to consider what kind of industry role you might adopt after college or University or consider your own performance-related business venture.