Performing and Production Arts

Guildford College is an approved centre for University of the Arts London (UAL) Awarding Body.

We want you to collaborate in your learning experience, so our industry-experienced tutors will help you to identify your areas of interest and areas for improvement.

You’ll develop practical performance skills for using voice and movement to communicate effectively with an audience.

Teamwork, self-discipline and confidence are core skills that you’ll develop on the programme, and you’ll also get valuable experiences from directing and leading your classmates. Not only are these skills and experiences vital for the creative industries, but they also prepare you for other career paths.

Take part in lots of exciting performances, including major productions, touring performances and a range of internal smaller performances and workshops.

Performances take place both on-campus, and in local theatres across Surrey, such as GLive, and the Electric Theatre.

There are three, fully-equipped dance studios at Guildford College, with one that is multi-functional for musical theatre.

All studios have HiFi facilities with iPod connectivity, TV and video players and mirrors. Some of these studios can also be used as small performance venues. All studios are fully equipped, with sound and audio-visual equipment.

Film and TV acting classes taught in a state-of-the-art TV studio where students get to experience a variety of techniques including use of autocue, green screen, location shooting, and other professional, screen-acting practices.

Our performing arts programmes are great preparation for both university and conservatoire training.

They build your core skills in acting, dancing and stage management, so you can aim for a career in the performing arts sector. If music is your thing, you’ll get experience of performing live to audiences and working in sound studios. You can even collaborate with Media students to make music videos! 

Music, visual arts, and the performing arts industries contribute over £4 billion a year to the UK economy.

As of 2020, in the UK, there are 201,387 jobs in just the performing arts, with a further 8,572 openings per year Arts officers, producers and director jobs are forecast to grow ahead of the national average rate between 2020 and 2025.

University of the Arts London (UAL) Awarding Body

UAL Awarding Body believes in transformative education. They design and award creative qualifications that empower and inspire educators to help students reach their potential.


UAL Awarding Body is regulated by Ofqual, Qualifications Wales and CCEA Regulation and currently offers qualifications in Art and Design, Fashion Business and Retail, Creative Media Production and Technology, Music Performance and Production and Performing and Production Arts. They are also the UK’s leading provider of the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. Their qualifications have high retention and achievement rates because they are flexible, responsive and relevant to industry needs, and facilitate student progression.

Industry partnerships

Sam, Performing and Production Arts Level 3 Extended Diploma The teachers are excellent, they’re all great in their respected fields and they know loads about their chosen fields and push you. They’re always trying to make you do your best.
Read my story