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Do you dream of the spotlight? Or do you see yourself as the one controlling the spotlight? If your passion is performing arts or theatre production, you have come to the right place.

Why performing arts and production arts

Our lecturers have lived and breathed the performance industries and are now passionate about seeing you meet your potential. Their connections and lived experiences will not only develop your particular talents, but you leave the College ready to enter this competitive world.  

At City College, we believe the best way to develop talent and skill is through doing, which is why both our students are given multiple opportunities to perform, ably supported by our future lighting, sound and stage technicians who also prepare for their future careers by working on as many live events as possible. 

As well as post-16 courses, the College has meticulously designed higher education courses that would suit someone looking to carve out a successful and long lasting career, with many possible career options to pursue on completion. 

As the performance sector relies on working with other industries, we actively encourage collaborations with multiple subject areas, giving our future performers and technicians the chance to develop other skills that are not only crucial to this industry, but are actively sought by employers in other industries. 

Choose your course

Media, Broadcast and Production

  • Course code: TLMBP
  • Level: 3
  • Qualification: T Level
  • Awarding body: Northern Council for Further Education (NCFE)
  • Duration: Two years

Professional Acting for Stage and Screen

  • Course code: UFM0009
  • Level: 6
  • Qualification: BA (Hons) top-up
  • Awarding body: Plymouth Marjon University
  • Duration: One year
  • Course type: Full-time

Creative Actor

  • Course code: UFM0002
  • Level: 5
  • Qualification: Foundation Degree
  • Awarding body: Plymouth Marjon University
  • Duration: Two years
  • Course type: Full-time
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Future Careers

What you could earn:

Actors, Entertainers and Presenters


Potential salary


Entry level salary


Average salary


Annual openings in Plymouth

“I love live music, going to concerts and the theatre, and I knew for a while that I wanted to work in the events industry.”

Izzy Tozer

“Studying at City College allowed me to develop vital skills, knowledge and experience.”

Hannah Buckingham

Virtual Tour

City College Plymouth like you’ve never seen it before. Tour our facilities from the comfort of your sofa and explore our various subject area-focused introductory videos and demonstrations.

Welcome to City College


We hold multiple events all year round, from Year 11 taster sessions to full open days. Our events are a great way to see our facilities, meet our staff and get a feel for life at City College.