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.
Stoke on Trent College is a Founder College of the National Skills Academy Creative and Cultural, as well as a member of the British Youth Film Academy. In 2012 we were one of the first further education colleges to achieve Artsmark Gold - for more information click here. Many tutors have real industry experience, and our courses offer great chances of progression to further study and employment.
We also 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 fulfill their potential, and we also have close links with local theatres such as the New Vic and Regent.
Recent shows have included Sweeny Todd, The Crucible, pantomimes, dance performances and music gigs.
Here's what a few of our students said:
"Production Arts is the best course to get the experience of what the industry is like".
"The best equipped in the country".
"Best working environment and amazing opportunities".
"Probably the best equipped course in the country which allows us to go out to schools and do shows".
"This course is fantastic, all of the practical work helps me to learn faster and the all of the staff are so friendly".