Performing Arts

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As a performing arts student at Chesterfield College, you’ll receive an all-round education by developing skills and knowledge in a range of performing arts specialisms. The course will provide you with a foundation to build on, develop and progress on to a range of careers within the industry.

At Chesterfield College you’ll have access to an in-house studio theatre, dance space, and costume and props store; our tutors all come from a professional background meaning you’ll be well-prepared when starting your own career.

The course offers many exciting performance opportunities including pantomimes and plays, which will help to build your confidence, enhance your skills and prepare you for drama school or a university-level course.

The range of courses we offer have been carefully chosen to ensure that when you leave us, you’re ready for work, an apprenticeship or further study at university level. We ask employers to tell us what they look for in new employees and then make sure that our students develop the key skills and knowledge that puts them ahead of the competition. We also ensure that you have the option to follow a career pathway specific to particular jobs. Where you start, which route you take and how far you go, will depend on you and what you want to be in the future.

  • The demand for dancers and choreographers in East Derbyshire is expected to grow by 10% in the next four years
  • Salaries for trainee or assistant arts administrators start at around £14,000 per year in this area
  • Normal pay for actors, entertainers and presenters is £20,495 per year in this area. This can rise to around £35,000 with experience