If you're a natural performer and are interested in polishing your skills as a theatre, TV or film actor, then we've got the perfect courses for you.

You'll cover a range of units including acting, voice, physical theatre, improvisation and learning scripts. 

You'll develop your knowledge of the performing arts business, the various industries it supports and you can expect plenty of opportunities to perform to live audiences.


If you have experience or a talent for dance - whether it's contemporary, tap, jazz, ballet or street dance - we can help you to improve your performance skills and technical ability.

You'll learn costume design, musical theatre, the professional dance business and how to choreograph shows.

Expect lots of opportunities to perform to live audiences, practice in our specialist dance studios and collaborations with other non-dance performers. 

Our courses offer a great foundation for further study in a dance school, a degree in Performing Arts, or progression into a career as a professional dancer, choreographer, teacher or into the TV, film or media industry. 

Production arts 

If you love the thrill of seeing a show or production come together seamlessly and want to gain the skills to make this dream a reality then this subject area is perfect to teach you all about the performance and production talents needed to run shows.

You'll receive lots of practical, hands-on learning in our great facilities, including a real working theatre and music venue.

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Budding film makers hit the big screen


Young movie makers got the chance to watch a premiere screening of their own short film at Nottingham’s Broadway cinema as part of the BFI Film Academy. 

Get a three-course meal at top Nottingham restaurant for just £25


Don’t miss the chance to be wined and dined by our Hospitality Management students on 26th April when they take charge at Marco Pierre White’s Steakhouse Bar & Grill.

Award-winning architects have been appointed to design a campus of the future


Award-winning architects have been appointed to take forward our plan for a ‘hub for skills’.

Talented rappers perform for Prince Harry


Budding rappers, Akil Beale, 17, and Omari Levy-Sterret, 18, got the chance to meet and perform in front of Prince Harry during his recent visit to Nottingham.

SafeGuard donates bullet proof vest to assist students with their training


Our Public Services students are benefiting from new protective armour to use as part of their course, thanks to a generous donation from SafeGuard Armour.

Talking business over tea


For Liam Richmond, manager and owner of Rudyards tea house, an apprentice has been the perfect solution to helping his fledgling business thrive.

Growing business reaps the rewards of an apprentice


Artificial Lawn Fitters UK Ltd employs 17-year-old Emily Johnson as Apprentice Sales Administrator and is looking to take on a further three apprentices.

We're supporting National Apprenticeship Week!


We currently work with more than 600 employers to deliver Apprenticeship programmes to over 1000 apprentices across 40 different sectors. Here's what one of our hospitality employers and his apprentice has to say...

Careers event gets students thinking about their futures


Students and school pupils have been inspired for their futures following the success of our Your Future careers and employability event.

Ruddington Arms chef patron passes on his culinary expertise to students


Mark Anderson of the Michelin Guide listed Ruddington Arms and three of his chefs joined ncn catering students to cook a gourmet five-course meal for the public.

The future’s looking bright for our students


To prepare students for life after college, we’re gearing up for Your Future, a careers event which will see more than 300 student workshops taking place throughout the week (20th-24th February), a host of inspiring guest speakers and the chance for stude

Creative collaboration is put under the spotlight


Music and media students came together this week for the College’s Music Expo.

Trainee chefs share their wisdom


Trainee chefs have been passing on their culinary skills to school pupils during a seafood workshop.

Working with Fujitsu to create digital champions


People in north Nottingham are being invited to become digital champions thanks to a new partnership between ncn and Fujitsu.