We have the country’s only ‘Live Nation Centre for Media and Performing Arts’, supported by the world’s biggest live event company, and with fantastic access to massive UK live events through this partnership.
Music Technology and Live Sound students get to attend backstage at events such as the Download Festival with bands such as Elbow and Biffy Clyro, and at Liverpool Echo Arena for War of the Worlds.
Where else could you produce, perform in or build the set for Phantom of the Opera? We were the first college in the world to stage this amazing musical in 2014.
We work in collaboration with the British Youth Film Academy.
We are a founder member of the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills and have the Artsmark Gold award.
Our facilities are second to none in North Staffordshire - we have fantastic fully equipped facilities across subject areas such as a recording studio, rehearsal rooms and a theatre which includes a scenic workshop and state-of-the-art lighting, sound, pyrotechnic and AV system.
Regular dance, drama and music performances help students to fulfil their potential, and we also have close links with local theatres such as the New Vic and Regent.
Many tutors have real industry experience and our courses offer great chances of progression to further study and employment.
Creative industries such as music and theatre are growing fast, providing a great choice of jobs. Career types are wide ranging and take in people with a variety of different skills and experiences, from theatre technicians or musicians to dancers, TV directors or actors.