Welcome to Performing Arts

Our dynamic Performing Arts learning area enables students to grow in confidence and develop their skills in all areas of performance. As Creative Arts Academy subjects, students will have several opportunities to enrich their studies. This includes performing in public showcases, attending national and international trips, and learning from professional masterclasses. Students work in excellent facilities and learn from teachers who are industry professionals.

Itchen instilled in me the belief that I could do anything if I really wanted to [and] gave me the buzz to perform.
- Calum Lintott, former Performing Arts student and current Performing Arts Technician
In 2017 Dance and Drama & Theatre Studies A Level achieved 100% pass rate.

Our Courses

Acting

Vocational Level 3

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Dance

A Level

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Dance

Vocational Level 3

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Drama & Theatre Studies

A Level

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Music

Vocational Level 2

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Music

Vocational Level 3

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Music Technology

Vocational Level 3

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Musical Theatre

Vocational Level 3

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See us in action

Student success

Kyron Hamilton

Kyron Hamilton

Kyron was an outstanding Performing Arts student and has taken part in several performances and showcases during his time at the college.

He gained Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction* grades in Dance, Acting and Musical Theatre. 

Kyron is going to the prestigious Urdang Academy to study Musical Theatre and Professional Dance, and was awarded a £10,000 scholarship by Urdang. 

He commented, 'Never in a million years would I have thought I would have been accepted into such a prestigious performing arts school with a scholarship of £10,000!’


Department news

Music Students To Perform At The Joiners

On Thursday 7 December, our first year Level 3 Music Performance BTEC students will be performing 2 hours of live music from 8.30pm to 10.30pm at The Joiners.

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Commercial Dance Workshop

On Wednesday 22 November, our dance students were treated to a Commercial Dance Workshop lead by former Itchen Student, Amy Stephens.

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Tickets On Sale For Performing Arts Show

Tickets for Performing Arts' annual Christmas show are now on sale! The department will be performing 'The Magic of Motown' on Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14…

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Key personnel

Kate Matthews - Head of Faculty for Visual and Performing Arts

Kate Matthews

Teacher of Drama & Theatre Studies and Acting