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 Performing Arts

You might love drama, be passionate about dance or just can’t get through your day without breaking into song. You’ve got the skills so now you need to learn the important part – how to lead a successful career.

You’ll be taught by expert lecturers who have worked in the industry, and even performed in the Royal Variety Show. You’ll learn and be assessed through practical projects and performances. There are many opportunities to showcase your talents in shows and productions open to the public including the Cultural Festival of Arts, an annual pantomime and a murder mystery event plus various stage plays, musicals, variety shows and possibly even an international work experience tour.

Crucially, you will have the opportunity to meet agents and access opportunities to progress into the entertainment industry. You also have access to the facilities at the recently refurbished Sam Newsom Centre which include a dance studio, practice rooms and performance spaces.
Due to the high demand Boston College now offer theatre examinations with the International Dance Teachers’ Association (IDTA). BC Dance Academy specialise in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Street Dance and Musical Theatre.
If your son, daughter or ward is currently a Performing Arts student at Boston College, and you have a question or query, you can contact Neil Percy, Programme Area Manager for Performing Arts by emailing

Case studies

Yasmin Thorpe

I love singing, and the Performing Arts course at Boston College lets you sing and no one stops you! Read more...

Chloe Boyfield

The Performing Arts course is amazing! I’ve always had an interest in performing arts and I was told that everyone on the course at Boston College is supportive and works as a team, and it’s true! Read more...

Department news

Boston College community event huge success

On Saturday 11 November, Boston College opened the doors to its music and performing arts building, the Sam Newsom Centre, to host a day of workshops for the local community followed by an evening music gig by students, staff and special guests.


Career Corner

  • Perfomer
  • Actress/Actor
  • Dancer
  • Choreographer
  • Stage Manager
  • Presenter
  • Theatre Director
  • Drama Teacher
  • Producer