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Performing Arts at Paston College

Study Performing Arts at Paston College

Follow your dreams, gain industry experience and start your journey to exciting careers in the performing arts. 

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Got your sights set on a career in drama or the performing arts? Whether you are passionate about performance, want to learn how to become an actor or are a budding playwright who dreams of seeing your work on stage, our courses can help get you there. 

Start your journey to exciting careers in the performing arts with our Technical & Vocational Performing Arts Level 2 course and A Level Drama & Theatre StudiesApply for September 2022 today.

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“College had a huge impact on my development”

Joanne McGarva - Professional Actress and graduate from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (former A Level Drama & Theatre Studies student)

“It was a great experience. The skills it gave me put me in a strong position to get into drama school and pursue the career of my choice.”

Ryan - Professional Actor and Rose Bruford College graduate

“I've developed as an actor, met new people and gained new perspective”

Eddie Tebble - Technical & Vocational Performance student

“I learnt so much from being at college, I matured as a person and made great friends.”

Christopher Sainton-Clark - Company stage manager (former A Level student)

Why Study Performing Arts at Paston College?

Gain Industry Experience

We believe in equipping our students with the skills and knowledge they need to make an impact in the industry and stand out from the crowd when applying for drama universities, performing arts colleges or acting and theatre jobs.

You will be taught by our dedicated and experienced performing arts specialists and have the opportunity to gain real experiences of work so you can develop the practical skills employers look for. 

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Exclusive access to our Griffon Theatre

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Choosing to study with us gives you access to our 150 seat Griffon Theatre which boasts a cyclorama layout and the latest digital sound, lighting and production technology. 

You will be involved in a number of public performances throughout your course and will have the opportunity to hone your craft and gain hands-on experience to develop the performing arts skills you need to prepare you for your future career.

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Outstanding Progression

Studying performing arts will provide you with excellent opportunities to access a variety of careers both on and offstage. 

After studying with us, students have gone on to progress to some outstanding destinations. So whether you choose to pursue further study at one of the many drama universities with a performance arts degree, or pursue an acting career when you leave us, we are here to support you every step of the way. 

Studying performing arts can also develop a range of vital transferable skills that can be used in a range of careers including broadcasting and teaching. The possibilities are endless!

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About Paston College

Paston College is an inspirational place to study and provides a brilliant student experience that is much different to being at school.

We offer a wide range of A Level and Technical & Vocational courses in a variety of subject areas. Whether you're looking for subjects related to science & maths, english & humanities, law, business, sport & physical education, childcare or art & fashion, you'll find a course that's right for you.

Our College has a long-established reputation for academic excellence and a superb all-round student experience in a friendly and supportive environment. During your time with us you will be treated like an adult and experience unique opportunities to develop your skills and follow your passion outside of the classroom.

Ready to start your journey to achieve your ambitions? Apply now or, if you are unsure about what course is right for you, contact us and speak to one of our friendly advisers. 

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