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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Students cook up a storm with the help of top Nottingham chef


Nottingham diners were treated to a special five-course tasting menu created by successful local chef Craig Floate last week at our Adams Restaurant.

Nottingham Restaurant & Bar Awards


The final of the Nottingham Restaurant & Bar Awards’ Best Young Talent, Back of House Award, took place at our Adams Restaurant & Brasserie this week (6th November).

Students hit the bullseye with Winmau sponsorship renewal


Young people in Nottingham are being given the opportunity to gain valuable insight into the global darts industry following the renewal of a three-year sponsorship with Winmau, the world’s leading darts brand.

Congratulations to our HE Graduates!


More than 400 Nottingham College Higher Education (HE) students are celebrating their academic success as they graduate today.

Expert chef goes back to where it first began


Successful Nottingham chef, Craig Floate, will be sharing his years of culinary expertise with some of our aspiring chefs on 9th November, when he is set to take over our Adams Restaurant.

Public consultation opens for new £60m Nottingham College campus development


Nottingham College moves a step closer towards its new £60m landmark City Hub campus development with the launch of its public consultation exercise today.

Nottingham College students make over Broadway performers


Broadway musical have been brought to life thanks to eye-catching makeovers created by students at Nottingham College.

Matthew engineers top award


An engineering student from Nottingham College, Matthew Taylor, was crowned “Young Inventor of the Year” at the annual Made in the Midlands business awards on 19 October.

Nottingham College salon joins local businesses for Halloween fun


Families wanting to have “a spooktacular” half term filled with haunting activity can join a special Halloween Trail this week

Uni Fair steers students in the right direction


Students aspiring to further their education attended a mini University Fair at our High Pavement Sixth Form campus this week.

Female Football Open Evening


Nottingham College is holding an open evening on Friday 3 November for young female footballers to find out more about its partnership with Nottingham Forest Ladies FC.

Dance students share the stage with the professionals


Dance students had the opportunity to perform alongside professional dancers on 5th October, at Lakeside Arts, in a show put together by London-based, African contemporary dance company Tavaziva.

High Pavement Society rewards student success


Our high achieving A Level students were honoured this week for their outstanding hard work and academic ability at the High Pavement Society Awards.

Well done to our hard working GCSE students!


More than 1500 Nottingham College GCSE students collected their results today (24th August).