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In partnership with Wiltshire College and University Centre, we deliver Level 2 and Level 3 Performing and Production Arts Course accredited by UAL.

If you have a passion for Performing or Production Arts, are keen to explore these fields further, develop your own skills and have ambitions to work in the performing arts or related industries, this is the course for you!

Students are trained at Wiltshire Creative venues, spending two days a week learning in the professional environments with further sessions taking place in the well-equipped college campus studio.  There is the opportunity to take a Performing or Production Arts pathway.

DROP IN TASTER SESSIONS: Contact tom.sherman@wiltshire.ac.uk


Virtual FE Open day on 16 June

Q&A Session for Parents and potential students – an opportunity to ask Further Education Course Leader Tom Sherman and current students questions about the course. 
Tuesday 16 June at 2pm
Running time approx. 30 minutes
Click here to book your space for the 2pm Q&A


Taster session for potential students – an opportunity to participate in an online taster workshop for the FE course.
Tuesday 16 June at 3pm
Running time approx. 30 minutes
Spaces are limted so book your space today on the 3pm taster session by clicking here


Wiltshire Creative Further Education Performing and Production Arts Showcase 2020 - Preview 
​We are delighted to present a few highlights from this year's Showcase. Usually this is a live event on one of our professional stages but due to Covid-19 the students learning has temporarily shifted to online platforms. Which means that the format of their showcase is also now virtual. This is the culmination of 6 weeks of collaboration and independent creativity working within their limited means to research, learn, devise and record their performances. We hope you enjoy these early takes.


Alumni destinations: Some of the exciting destinations for our brilliant students who have completed the course include:

Performing Arts: Rose Bruford, Goldsmiths University, Chichester University, Bath Spa University, East15
Production Arts: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, LAMDA, LiPA, GSA

How will I learn?

This is a vocational course, where students work on five practical projects throughout the year, presenting in the Salberg, Salisbury Arts Centre, and on a schools' tour. 

Students see a variety of productions throughout the year and often partake in talks and workshops from Wiltshire Creative staff and visiting practitioners, including the Artistic and Associate Directors, Production and Company Stage Managers. 

All Students

  • Contextual and Critical Analysis
  • Script analysis
  • Research skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Mindfulness
  • Evaluation skills and reflective practice
  • Preparing for progression

Performing Arts Pathway

  • Voice technique and development
  • Physical and movement skills
  • Character development
  • Practitioner studies
  • Devising
  • Improvisation
  • Contemporary Theatre
  • Children’s Theatre
  • Classical Theatre
  • Acting to Camera
  • Audio performance
  • Directing practice
  • Script writing

Production Arts Pathway

  • Stage Management (Stage Manager, Deputy Stage Manager, Assistant Stage Manager)
  • Lighting (Operation and design)
  • Sound (Operation and design)
  • Costume
  • Set design and construction
  • Prop making
  • Puppet design and construction
  • Technical Maintenance
  • Directing practice


Level 2 Performing and Production Arts 

Entry requirements 4 GCSE's grade 3 or above incl. English and Maths + Audition/Interview


Level 3 Performing and Production Arts 

Entry requirements 4 GCSE's grade 4 or above incl. English and Maths + Audition/Interview


To find out more visit Wiltshire College's website or email Tom Sherman tom.sherman@wiltshire.ac.uk or call Take Part on 01722 343028

Wiltshire College & University Centre