Subject Information

Do you enjoy working behind the scenes or are you looking for a career in technical theatre or front of house? Whether you are interested in lighting, set design and construction, live sound, stage management or working front of house we have a full time course or apprenticeship programme for you.

If you would like to work on performing arts events, concert production or in entertainment venues and are looking for a career in a demanding and well skilled industry, then an apprenticeship in Technical Theatre or Front of House is for you.

Our apprenticeships are delivered in the workplace, meaning that you get to learn from our experienced teaching team whilst developing your skills in a way that suits you and your employer. This means that the programmes are practical and hands on – the perfect apprenticeship for people who like to do!

Performing Arts Scholarship

In order to continue to attract the most gifted and talented students to Bridgwater College, we have recently introduced the Bridgwater College 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 College who are under 19 on August 31 on their year of enrolment.

Performing Arts Scholarship Application Form

Music Centre

We provide specialist one-to-one music lessons with highly experienced teachers, in a wide range of instruments and voice. Lessons start at £199 a term for ten one-to-one lessons but are heavily subsidised for students studying on a Music course. For further information contact the Music Centre on 01278 441369 or email musiccentre@bridgwater.ac.uk.

What our students say

Performing & Production Arts Student Liam Hill

Liam Hill

One of my favourite moments of studying Dance at Bridgwater College was travelling to New York and being able to dance and watch shows performed in a different format to the UK. The course helped me to gain a greater understanding of the technicalities of different dance styles and being part of D14 Dance Academy gave me the freedom to choreograph and perform what we wanted, which has helped me in my BTEC and A Level work, as well as challenging me as a dancer.”

Former pupil of Churchill Academy is going on to study for a degree at Rambert School of Ballet & Contemporary Dance on completion of his course.

Performing & Production Arts Student Benjamin Wyatt

Benjamin Wyatt

My greatest achievement so far has been getting my job at Disneyland Paris, I was delighted to be offered the job as thousands of people audition for my role each year. I am now doing my dream job and I get to use the acting and dance skills which I learnt at College. My lecturers have inspired me and helped to prepare me for my next steps and to progress to where I am today”

Former pupil of Chilton Trinity Technology College in Bridgwater, Benjamin is now working in the Character and Parade department at Disneyland Paris.