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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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).

Hard work pays off for our A Level students


The wait was finally over this week for hundreds of Nottingham College A Level students. More than 900 eager students queued up to collect their results from the College’s High Pavement Sixth Form Academy yesterday 17th August.

Bidding a fond farewell to our Chinese visitors


270 Chinese delegates, a mixture of students and their teachers from 10 universities across China, took part in our four-week Summer School programme.

Hair and make-up extravaganza


Talented Hair and Media Make-up trainees wowed an audience of friends, family and industry sponsors, at a special catwalk show and awards presentation.

A Level Results Day 2017


Results day is just around the corner, so here’s all you need to know about the big day!

Making the most of the Apprenticeship Levy


With support from Grant Thornton and Freeths, we provided advice and expertise to more than 70 businesses last week at an event about the Apprenticeship Levy...

Dreams come true for Nottingham College theatre students


For an actor, and especially an actor in training, there is no better, or more prestigious, stage than that of the National Theatre in London.

A celebration of creativity


From giant cars made from scrap metal, extravagant costume design, moving furniture, and jewellery made from nature; these were just some of the creative pieces displayed as part of the students' End of Year Art and Design Show.

Students gain inspiration from industry


Students were able to tap into industry knowledge this week as our High Pavement campus opened its doors to careers advisors from local businesses and universities. 

City and Guilds names Nottingham College ‘UK Centre of the Year‘


Nottingham College was honoured at the City and Guilds Lion Awards last week (15th June), winning the UK Centre of the Year award at a prestigious ceremony held in London’s iconic Kensington Roof Gardens.

Fashion students strut their stuff on the catwalk


St Mary’s Gate Church became a stunning backdrop for a catwalk fashion show for Nottingham College Fashion students' End of Year catwalk show.

Megan’s artwork reaches new heights


Talented young artist Megan Cresswell has taken her final college project to a whole new level, literally… 

Ncn and Central College merge to become Nottingham College


New College Nottingham and Central College Nottingham have today merged to create Nottingham College – set to be one of the largest colleges in the country.