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 Performing Arts

If you're passionate about drama, dance, singing, stage craft, acting and music theatre, the studying performing arts at Boston College is the course for you.

You'll be taught by expert lecturers that have worked in the industry, and even performed in the Royal Variety Show. You'll learn and be assessed through practical projects and performances, and will get real experience of showcasing your talents in shows and productions open to the general public, including the Cultural Festival of Arts, the annual pantomime, the murder mystery event, plus various stage plays, musicals and variety shows.

Performing Arts students also have access to all of our facilities at the recently refurbished Sam Newsom Centre which include a dedicated dance studio, practice rooms and performance spaces.
And, to ensure you have the experience to be successful in the industry, you'll have the opportunity to meet West End actors, take part in an improvisation workshop and show with Boom Chicago, meet agents and access opportunities to progress in to the entertainment industry, participate in national dance competitions alongside industry professionals, go on a 3 day trip to Amsterdam, and possibly even visit Cyprus on an international work experience tour.
Due to high demand we now offer theatre examinations with the International Dance Teachers’ Association (IDTA). Boston College now has its own Dance Academy and specialist subjects are taught in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Street Dance and Musical Theatre.

Current students have successfully participated in Musical Theatre Examinations and 100% pass rate was achieved.

Case studies

Yasmin Thorpe

I love singing, and the Performing Arts course at Boston College lets you sing and no one stops you! Read more...

Chloe Boyfield

The Performing Arts course is amazing! I’ve always had an interest in performing arts and I was told that everyone on the course at Boston College is supportive and works as a team, and it’s true! Read more...

Department news

New Principal for Boston College

Following the retirement of Principal Amanda Mosek, Boston College has announced the appointment of Jo Maher, new Principal and Chief Executive, who joins the team from Reaseheath College in Cheshire where she was Assistant Principal.


Career Corner

  • Perfomer
  • Actress/Actor
  • Dancer
  • Choreographer
  • Stage Manager
  • Presenter
  • Theatre Director
  • Drama Teacher
  • Producer