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Courses Level Status
Introduction to Creative Arts & Music Level 1 Apply Now
Performing Arts BTEC Diploma Level 2 Apply Now
Music & Music Technology BTEC Diploma Level 2 Apply Now
Music Technology BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 Apply Now
Performing Arts: Acting, Dance or Musical Theatre BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 Apply Now
Popular Music BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 Apply Now

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.

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. 

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.

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. You can also view our online Full-time courses guide for more information about the college or an online version of the Creative Arts & Digital industries Full-time Courses booklet.