Bridgwater & Taunton College Performing Arts Academy

Welcome the Performing Arts Academy where you will find information about our really exciting range of Music and Performing Arts opportunities. No matter which course or subjects you are studying, there are brilliant activities to enhance your time at the College.

The Performing Arts Academy has four specialisms — the D14 Dance Company, Drama Academy, Show Choir and Music Academy. In addition to the Academies we also run a wide range of enrichment groups including our award-winning College Choir, instrumental ensembles and vocal groups that are open to students across the College, as well as our fantastic Music Room for expert one-to-one tuition.

Our Academy Programme means you get to work with like-minded students and our highly talented and enthusiastic Academy Directors. You will learn a wide range of skills by becoming involved, not just about rehearsing and performing, but also experience that you can transfer to all parts of your life, like working as part of a team, planning, presentation and confidence. This is really valuable, especially when you come to write CVs and make applications for jobs or other courses.

We support the Performing Arts Academy with a range of performance opportunities, both locally and nationally. These performances give you the opportunity to take part in exciting public performances where you will develop your skills and confidence. In fact, having the opportunity to perform in the discipline you love is reason alone to apply for a place in one of the Academies!

You will get the chance to express your interest in the Academy at your course interview, and from here, apply.

Performing Arts Scholarship

In order to continue to attract the most gifted and talented students, we have the Performing Arts Scholarship Programme.

The scholarships are valued up to a maximum of £200 and are used to subsidise costs related to your study and ambition – for example additional books or resources, or costs of visits to Universities. Scholarships are only available to students of Bridgwater & Taunton College who are under 19 on August 31 on their year of enrolment.