Banbury and Bicester College is an approved centre for University of the Arts London (UAL) Awarding Body.
You’ll develop practical performance skills for using voice and movement to communicate effectively with an audience. Teamwork, self-discipline and confidence are core skills that you’ll develop on the programme, and you’ll also get valuable experiences from directing and leading your classmates.
Not only are these skills and experiences vital for the creative industries, but they also prepare you for other career paths.
We have also launched an exciting partnership with the Cherwell Theatre in Banbury. This partnership promotes more diversity in the arts sector in Oxfordshire and offer mentoring, placements, and workshops to our students.
Our performing arts programmes are great preparation for university, vocational or dance college.
They build your core skills in acting, dancing and stage management, so you can aim for a career in the performing arts sector. If music is your thing, you’ll get experience of performing live to audiences and working in sound studios. You can even collaborate with Media students to make music videos!
Music, visual arts, and the performing arts industries contribute over £4 billion a year to the UK economy.
As of 2020, in the UK, there are 201,387 jobs in just the performing arts, with a further 8,572 openings per year Arts officers, producers and director jobs are forecast to grow ahead of the national average rate between 2020 and 2025.
UAL Awarding Body believes in transformative education. They design and award creative qualifications that empower and inspire educators to help students reach their potential.
UAL Awarding Body is regulated by Ofqual, Qualifications Wales and CCEA Regulation and currently offers qualifications in Art and Design, Fashion Business and Retail, Creative Media Production and Technology, Music Performance and Production and Performing and Production Arts. They are also the UK’s leading provider of the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. Their qualifications have high retention and achievement rates because they are flexible, responsive and relevant to industry needs, and facilitate student progression.