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Explore and develop your talent in the most inspiring and creative environment. From analysing the works of famous directors, practitioners and playwrights to adopting roles such as performer or director, you will be challenged and trained to compete with the very best in the industry.

Whether developing your knowledge in the classroom, or your skills in our bespoke theatres, studios and workshops, you will have access to the most incredible opportunities to help you achieve your dream career.

You will benefit

St Helens College is an approved centre for UAL Awarding Body courses, offering, UAL Level 2 Award and Diploma in Performing and Production Arts and UAL Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Performing and Production Arts. UAL Awarding Body, design and award creative qualifications that empower and inspire educators to help students reach their potential.

University Centre St Helens also offers a FdA in Theatre and Performance, a highly practical degree that has been designed to provide you with the skills, practical experience and knowledge to seek a range of possible employment opportunities within the theatre and performance industry.

You will succeed
A qualification in performing arts is not just about acting. You'll be learning about lighting, stage management and even how to promote your performances. You’ll also be learning about the industry as a whole and everything you need to be successful in your future career.

Our tutors also have years of experience in the industry, some have even worked in the West End. You can be confident in knowing that you are learning from the experts.

You will stand out
St Helens town centre has a fantastic arts scene, with venues including The Citadel Arts Centre and The Theatre Royal. You’re also right next to Liverpool and Manchester, where you’ve got The Everyman, The Empire and Media City, plus many more.

Picture with career paths and salaries available in the Performing Arts industry: Stage Manager - £18,000 - £45,000+, Sound Engineer - £18,000 - £48,000+, Drama Teacher - £25,000 - £34,000+, Musical Theatre Director - £22,000 - £48,000+, Actor/Actress - £15,000 - £100,000+, Music Therapist - £30,000 - £44,000+

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