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Activate Learning is based at City of Oxford College.
Kickstart an exciting career in performing arts with us. Whatever your dream, we can help you make it happen!
Our performing arts courses will prepare you for a career in this amazing sector, including progression to university or drama school. You will also hone the vital skills that employers want to see in their staff
The arts and culture industry contributes £8.5bn to the UK. More than 100,000 people work in this sector in the UK, in dance, music, opera, theatre, magic, spoken word and musical theatre.
We offer Performing Arts qualifications from Level 1 (equivalent to GCSEs grades D-F or 3-1) to Level 3 (equivalent to A-levels.)
You won’t be learning in a classroom - you will be working as a professional company of artists and staging productions open to the public. You will train with industry experienced teachers in our professional studios, developing your core skills in acting, dancing and directing, to ensure that you are prepared for your future career.
A career pathway is a series of building blocks that will take you to your future career. This helps us equip you with the skills, attributes and knowledge that future employers want, giving you a greater chance of success.
Our career pathway maps will show you the best routes through college, higher education and employment and into the most popular industry sectors.
Because at college I can put all my hard work into one thing that I really want to do, I have more drive to succeed and I can put all my energy into the things that interest me."
We have partnerships with professional theatre companies, music and arts companies and arts centres, including the Old Fire Station in Oxford, the Mill Arts Centre in Banbury, Reading Studio of Dramatic Art, Reading Rep and CultureMix in Reading.
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