Here you will learn skills such as physical theatre, contemporary dance, vocal and singing techniques and master the art of acting. We place emphasis on the practical application of these techniques and apply them in a range of performances, practical projects and productions. Our work is underpinned with a dedication to create work that is physically daring, emotionally engaging and visually stunning.
Develop your skills in the exciting world of stage production. This Level 3 Extended Diploma is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary for employment or progression to higher education.
Performing Arts: Level 2 UAL Diploma
This introductory practical course is a very good way for you to start to prepare yourself for the future. You will learn about acting, dance and the voice to develop your skills in performing. You will work with others in your group on practical assignments which will encourage you to develop your own ideas and perform to audiences.
Nescot’s Epsom School of Theatre Arts combines training in contemporary, physical and musical theatre. It is made up of three companies: Forge Theatre, Nexus Ensemble and (e)Merge. The companies perform with the ethos of creating work which is physically daring, emotionally engaging and visually stunning.
Our enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff are industry qualified and experienced practitioners, designers, directors, technicians and theatre professionals. This means that we can bring real and relevant experience to you and your work.We also work with other industry professionals who provide specialist workshops in elements such as scriptwriting, stage combat and classical theatre.
The department has excellent facilities including two full-scale Theatres (Black Box and Proscenium Arch), an Acting Studio, a Dance Studio, as well as good quality teaching rooms with Interactive White Boards and networked computers. We also have an extensive scenic workshop for set building and fully-stocked costume and props stores.
Our students have progressed on to university-level qualifications at:
At Nescot we encourage our students to think ahead, so that they can choose the right courses to fit them and their future. We also use an innovative online platform called Start, which is a free and comprehensive digital platform, offering students a single starting point to help simplify careers guidance. Students can build a personal profile aimed at guiding them throughout their career. Find out more here.
Forge Theatre is a theatre company with a professional ethos made up of Nescot's 16-18 Performing Arts students.
Skills you will gain
There are dozens of job roles associated with the performing arts industry, ranging from professional acting to writing, stage design, technician, promotion and many more. Our courses ensure you develop the knowledge of the sector and the transferable skills for further study and to start your career in this exciting industry. Skills learned include:
- Critical thinking
- Problem solving
- Creative idea generation
- Communication and collaboration
- Audience understanding
- Sales pitching
- Portfolio building, industry awareness and agent links
- Organisation, self-motivation and self-employment
The teachers treat us like we’re a professional theatre company. We’re expected to audition, learn lines, rehearse, and take constructive feedback to make the best possible show. The thing I’m most proud of this year is getting the lead in Grease. I learnt a lot, and I’ve definitely improved as a performer.Watch our video
Travel & Tourism
Nescot's Travel and Tourism department will give you the skills to work in one of the world’s most exciting and fastest moving industries.
Catering & Hospitality
If you have a passion for cookery and excellent customer service, Hospitality and Catering could be the career for you. We have state-of-the-art facilities. The industry offers a variety of job opportunities and career pathways.
Our department is built on enhusiastic and knowledgeable staff, who are experienced and highly-regarded feature film and television producers, directors, designers, graphics and arts professionals.