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.
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.
Performing Arts: Extended Diploma (Acting or Musical Pathway)
Nescot Performing Arts offers a unique and challenging training experience for creative, aspiring performers.
Acting for Screen - Part Time Evening
An intensive practical course in screen acting performance, and techniques for acting in front of the camera. It is aimed at students with some experience of acting and who wish to develop confidence in front of the camera.
Our work is underpinned with a dedication to create work that is physically daring, emotionally engaging and visually stunning. 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.
You will widen your knowledge of the industry by working with professional companies, attending performances and working from live industry-related assignment briefs. You will be taught by experienced teachers and industry professionals in purpose-built, fully-equipped studios, theatres and classrooms.
Working as a company with a professional ethos, you will receive teaching in a broad range of specialist units that make up your study programme. Examples of units studied are Dance Performance, Singing Skills for Actors and Dancers and Contemporary Theatre Performance. You will acquire a variety of techniques that will challenge and enable you to develop your own style in preparation for university-level study, and a career within the industry.
Our students have progressed on to university-level qualifications at:
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.
Assessment is varied and enjoyable. You will be graded on performances, rehearsals, research, presentations, creative journals, videos, blogs, observation and other creative methods. We understand that you need to be able to express yourself.
We want to give you a real taste of the industry whilst you're studying with us. As a company, we have been out on tour both with a pantomime and self-written Christmas play and know this offers an exciting style of performance. You will also work together in full-scale productions in both onstage and backstage roles, which provides a completely different view of performance.
We enrich your education with theatre visits, both to watch performances and tour backstage. We also receive stage schools such as Mountview and Laban to perform for us here at Nescot. We work with industry professionals, who provide workshops and training in elements such as scriptwriting, classical theatre, commedia dell'arte and stage combat. We also invite guest speakers and past pupils to provide an insight into higher education, the industry and a career path.
A career in performance is an exciting but demanding choice. While our courses develop your talent, we also teach you to become grounded, resilient and determined but, most importantly, to really understand the industry. Success in this field is based on more than raw ability and our courses focus on your teamworking skills while teaching you to harness your creativity to showcase your talent.
Previous students are working and training at all levels in the industry and we pride ourselves in that our students leave Nescot with a clear direction, skills base and grounding to excel in higher education and the industry. We will work in detail to help support your choice for stage school or university, ensuring that you are fully prepared for your higher education auditions. These courses not only give you the cutting edge technical and physical skills you will need but develop your own creativity and your understanding of your profession.
You will learn how to work as part of a company. As a member of Forge Theatre you will be given an insight into the various performance industries, what positions are available and the skills you will need to get that dream job.
Forge Theatre is a theatre company with a professional ethos made up of Nescot's 16-18 Performing Arts students.
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
Art & Design
The Art and Design department at Nescot offers an interdisciplinary programme of study, which concludes in specialist or interdisciplinary pathways, as students develop and expand their knowledge and skill set.
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.
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.