Chaffron Way Campus
Study Performing Arts at MK College
Determined to make a career in musical theatre or the world of performance? From different styles of dance, to working backstage, to performing in a featured musical, studying Performing Arts will offer you the chance to become a well-rounded performer, ready to take on any role on or off stage.
Virtual Open Day
Meet the performing arts tutors today
You can join a Live Q&A Session by clicking the buttons above. This will take you through to a Microsoft Teams meeting where you can join attendees in asking questions to the tutors. If you do not wish to have your camera or microphone on, that’s no problem! You will still be able to ask questions via the Microsoft Teams chat once you are in the session. If you are joining with a Smartphone or Tablet then please ensure you have Microsoft Teams downloaded. If you are having any issues joining the tutor sessions, then please let us know via the live chat function on this page.
Take to the stage
One of the key differences between studying at College and studying at school is our first class facilities. Our Performing Arts students learn, rehearse and perform in fully equipped rehearsal spaces and the Black Box Theatre. Featuring rigged lighting, full length mirrors and a ballet barre, students learn from experienced teachers. Students also build their experience with various performance opportunities, from local theatres in Milton Keynes to festivals and showcases.
You may have noticed that we offer Intermediate and Advanced courses for most areas.
Intermediate courses are equivalent to Level 1/2 and are for those people who need a bit of extra focus and support in order to learn more about their specific interest, get familiar with tools and equipment and may need to resit GCSE English and/or maths.
Advanced courses are equivalent to Level 3 and are ideal for people who have a good grasp of their interest, but need to focus on developing their technical skill and concentrate on growing their skills and employability, learning how to turn their talent into a career.
Come to one of our In Person Open Events
If you do not wish to join a Live Q&A session today, then please join us at our next in person Open Event where you can meet the tutors and tour the facilities.
From West End to Milton Keynes…
Louise is one of the Course Team Leaders for Performing Arts, and has many years of experience in the industry under her belt. From dancing with Girls Aloud, to performing on the West End stage, she’s got plenty of tips about how to start your career.
Meet the students
Ella went from being known as the shy one at school, to taking centre stage. Find out more about how studying Performing Arts has helped Ella come out of her shell and pursue a career in what she loves.
Curriculum LIVE Event
We will be hosting a series of LIVE sessions for each of our study programme areas. Whether you’re thinking of applying or have already applied and have some questions about next steps, this session will be perfect for you. A chat with our expert tutors will mean you are more confident about your plans for September.
The event will be hosted by our Creative and Digital Arts Tutors. Join them on Wednesday 27th January at 5pm to find out more about these study programmes.
Performing Arts Courses
Develop the skills and confidence required to pursue a career as a professional performer. From cruise ships, to national theatres to the West End, the opportunities are endless. Whether you’re a dancer, actor, singer or a triple threat, come and refine your technique, work with like-minded people and turn what you love into a career.