The South West’s exciting new centre for professional industry experience and study in the performing arts. Bay Studios is a dynamic, vibrant and above all, highly creative place to study music, music technology, dance, acting and musical theatre. With access to incredible industry-standard specialist facilities – including a 250 seat campus-based theatre, a range of technical studios and fully-equipped work spaces – you will become part of a performance company, developing essential professional skills and producing fully mounted gigs and productions here at the studios and at other venues across the South West. Whether you are looking for a career in live performance, composition, theatre, dance or music recording, the Bay Studios staff will expertly guide you towards your goal.

This is for you if… you are creative, dedicated, enthusiastic, enjoy entertaining others, have a talent and a driving ambition and determination to work in music or performance. In order to succeed in this highly competitive industry you need to have real passion and dedication to your art.

Why study with us?

Our teachers are all experienced professionals in their own fields as musicians, performers and artists, and are committed to helping you fulfil your potential. Weymouth College has excellent purpose-built facilities including:

• 250-seat professional theatre with two stages, complete with industry-standard lighting and sound system

• Fully-sprung dance studio

• Four recording suites

• Two DJ studios

• Four music performance studios.

We run a regular theatre programme at the College’s theatre, including student performances and touring professional theatre companies and artists. We offer courses at a range of levels, each catering for students’ different levels of experience.

Career prospects 

The cultural and creative skills of the UK are highly respected and greatly in demand. The sector covers many careers including live performance, composition, theatre, dance, recording and training to name a few. The music industry is one of the most aspirational areas for young people to work in currently employs around 146,000 (2013). The performing arts (dance and drama) industry consists of: venues, employers, small businesses and freelancers in the theatre sector, plus dance, opera and the live music industry. Careers include performers, promoters and those who provide backstage technical input and administration. 

Next steps

Click on the course link in the table for more information, including entry requirements, assessment and course content. You may also want to discuss courses with teaching staff and students at one of our Open Evenings and apply for a place online.