This course offers a broad practical curriculum underpinned by academic
study, with the opportunity for you to influence the way you work. The main
pathway is acting however, we do offer alternative modules for the musical
You will gain an insight into the creation of new work,
acting and performance in a range of styles from classical to contemporary. You
will discover the theoretical and historical backdrop to theatre, acting and
performance and will obtain the industry-desired skills and contacts.
will work with professionals and highly-skilled staff, go on trips and take part
in invaluable workshops.
Musical Theatre pathway will do
Singing and Movement for performers.
- Approaches to Acting 1
- Acting with a Mask
- The Empty Space: (Devising Innovative Performance)
- Theatre in Education and Community Arts
- Preperation Process and Production: Making it Happen
- Historical Context of Performance
Musical Theatre will do Dance and Acting for
- Approaches to Acting 2
- Site Specific Performance 1 and 2
- Performing Shakespeare
- Performance Study and Demonstration
- Stage to Screen
Theatre pathway will continue with a final Musical Theatre
- Integrated Final Performance
- Creative Arts Research (Dissertation) (written and practical or just
- Personal and Professional Development - Industry Placement
Why study with us?
The course includes live projects in partnership with a range of companies
and organisations such as the Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (RMBC)
Events team, Open Minds Theatre Company, Rotherham Underground, Rotherham Music,
Rotherham United and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue as well as the opportunity
to deliver workshops to local schools.
A further enhancement to the
course is a trip to Whitby for three nights to write, act in and direct short
films, which are then screened and entered into competitions.
We have an
impeccable 100% pass rate with former students from the course being recognised
as Student of the Year and have gone on to set up companies such as Renegade
Productions, work freelance and teach. A number of our students have performed
at the Crucible Theatre and at the National Theatre for the Connexions
- A relevant Level 3 qualification
- GCSE English and maths at grade C/4 or above or equivalent
- If English is not your first language you must have an IELTS score of 6.0
with a minimum of 5.5 in all key skills or equivalent
How to apply?
You can apply using our online application form and clicking the Next
Step button at the top of the page.
After successful completion of this course you can progress into acting,
directing and arts related pathways, including stage management, script writing
or working freelance in community or youth workshops.
can progress onto further study on a PGCE or continue your studies to achieve a
University Centre Rotherham (UCR)
This course is partially delivered at the new University Centre Rotherham
(UCR) and Rotherham College Town Centre Campus to provide you the best workshops
for the practical elements of your course. Click here to visit the
We make every effort to ensure information within our online course directory is accurate and a true representation of the courses we are offering in 2019 or 2020-21. However, we do reserve the right to make changes if necessary.