Music, Drama & Dance

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Learn how to use speech, movement, expression and body language to create characters, emotions and situations, developing your skills ready to perform in front of an audience in our own live theatre or in audio, TV and film recordings.

Dance & musical theatre

The skills you gain on these courses can open up a wide range of options, with many students going on to media, literary or creative careers or working in theatre companies either as a performer or behind the scenes.


Build your music career by surrounding yourself with passionate people and gain skills and knowledge that could usually take years. Whether you’re aiming to be a songwriter, sound engineer or involved in music production, apply to study music with us today.


What Next?

Many of our students go on to study at universities and drama schools across the UK including the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Or, you could stay closer to home and do a university level qualification at Coleg Gwent!

What can I study, and where?

Download the fact sheet and find out where you can study each of our different Music, Drama & Dance courses.


What are the career possibilities?

Download our career maps to see what career routes you can take for Music, Drama & Dance courses.


I’d like to make it in the film industry. My advice for students wanting to study this course? Go for it – you get so much help. I came on this course not knowing anything about acting and the tutors have helped me progress so far.

Dylan Barry
Level 2 Performing Arts
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Questions & Answers

Is this a full time course?

All Level 2 and Level 3 courses are full time.

Would I have to done music in comprehensive if I have learnt at home?

You do not have had to studied music at secondary school.

What if you can sing but can't play an instrument?

You can apply if you are able to sing too!

Will the auditions be in front of the classes?

No, all we ask is that you prepare one song or piece to perform and it is in front of the main course leader, please don’t worry about the audition, it is just for us to make sure you are on the right course.

What kind of kit/attire is required for a day in performing arts?

You need to wear flexible black clothing and you will need a pair of black jazz shoes.

Is there support available for anyone with learning difficulties like dyslexia etc.?

Yes there is help support and available for students with learning difficulties.

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