Performing Arts

When you enrol on one of our performing arts courses, you will develop your talents, gain confidence in performing and benefit from lecturers with industry links and experience.

We work in partnership with the British Youth Film Academy, Lichfield Festival and the Regent Theatre, so we know what it takes to compete in this demanding and exciting field. As part of your study programme, we will prepare you for the professional world by developing your industry knowledge and providing opportunities for you to perform in shows for assessment. You will also have the opportunity to perform on stage for the College at various locations.

Career options

  • Actor
  • Choreographer
  • Dancer
  • Set Designer
  • Stage Manager
Euan Broughton, Level 3 Performing Arts, Actor

“I have played the leading role in shows, tried my hand at directing and have even been inspired to write my own scripts!”

Ellie Beech, Level 3 Dance, Dancer

“Studying here gave me the confidence and experience to successfully apply for the Stella Mann College of Performing Arts. It’s the perfect jump from school to being in the professional industry.”


Jordan Connolly, Performing Arts Level 3

“It’s great studying a subject I love! The atmosphere at BSDC is welcoming and relaxed, and it’s great to be an adult learner here. I’ve worked my way up and I’m now looking forward to a career in Performing Arts

Contact Details

Contact Details

Burton and South Derbyshire College
Tel: 01283 494400

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Burton Town Centre Campus, Lichfield Street, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire DE14 3RL

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