• Do you dream of being that new, edgy band that tops the charts?
  • Are you waiting for your big Oscar winning performance?
  • Would you prefer to be the award-winning director that calls all the shots?

Whether you’re looking to experience the buzz and adrenaline of opening night as the lights go up, or playing a roof-raising concert of live music to a sold-out audience, Rotherham College is the perfect place to start a creative career in music or acting.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, the Performing Arts department will provide you with some of the finest equipment in the industry to develop your skills to the maximum.

For music students, you’ll learn in the Roland Academy; one of only 13 in the country. You’ll immerse yourself in all forms of popular music and gain the hands-on experience you need to go on to further study or find a job in the music industry.

For acting students, you’ll develop your skills in the College Studio Theatre and outdoor Amphitheatre. You’ll explore a range of acting techniques and audition for roles, big or small, to provide you with the experience you need to progress in the acting industry.

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Courses and Apprenticeships available in:
  • Music
  • Performing Arts
  • Technical Theatre
  • Live Events and Promotion
  • Community Arts
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When studying one of our performance courses you will work with industry standard equipment and software as gaining work experience by participating in live public performances.

When learning about the technical side of the performances, students will be taught how light and theatre can change the mood of a performance to affect the audience.

Students can also learn about the promotion and organisation side of performances. Students will gain experience with live events whilst earning.


Following the Performance
route you could be:
  • Music Performer
  • Actor
  • Dancer
  • Live Events Manager


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“The tutors are amazing and extremelysupportive. That’s why I’m acting in films and on the West End.”

Nikki Taggart
Performing Arts

Nikki discovered a passion for acting after meeting Denny Smith, a Performing Arts tutor at the College and she recalls how Denny’s passion and enthusiasm inspired her to become an actor.

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