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You need English and maths skills to get on in life. They will support your studies at the College, help with everyday tasks and pave the way to future career success.
If you don’t already have a grade 4 or above in GCSE English and Maths – or equivalent qualifications – you will continue studying these subjects as part of your course at Derby College.
We’ll support you all the way: working with you on the right programme of development throughout your time with us.
When you’ve completed your course, why not broaden your horizons further still at Derby College? Additional qualifications in subjects such as Art and Design, Media and Music are exciting choices. Or check out our courses in Business, Enterprise and Management if you would like to set up a venture of your own.
A keen dancer, Joshua Horsley perfected his performance skills both during and outside his Derby College course – taking to the stage regionally and nationally.
He combined his Performing Arts studies with his participation in the award-winning Bounceback contemporary dance youth performance group at Déda in Derby. He also developed an enthusiasm for technical theatre, providing backstage support for a range of College productions.
Joshua’s excellent progress and positive attitude led to him being highly commended in the Media, Music and Performing Arts category of our 2014 Peak Awards.
His dedication earned him the Media, Music and Performing Arts prize, sponsored by the Derby Telegraph, at our 2014 Peak Awards.
It was the ideal finale to his College studies: he will now join the first group of learners on the University of Derby’s BA (Hons) Dance, which will be based at Déda.
I hope to be a professional dancer in the future but I am keen to gain behind-the-scenes skills too, which will stand me in good stead for my career.
Variable salary with no limit.
Bringing characters to life in theatre, film, TV and radio
£400+ per week.
Performing for live audiences, film or TV
Experienced stage manager
Up to £40,000 per year
Ensuring live stage performances run smoothly
£1,275 per week.
On a tour or a season in commercial theatre
Courses in this area are run at our Joseph Wright City Centre campus. About Joseph Wright Centre »
Information from the sector skills council about the creative media industries
Information from the sector skills council about the creative and cultural sector
Information about arts groups and events in Derbyshire
A list of accredited courses plus details of non-accredited courses that are still recognised by the industry. You may be able to get funding for accredited courses through the Dance and Drama Award Scheme.
Information on getting into careers in the theatre