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Performing and Production Arts

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Our Performing and Production Arts courses provide an exciting, dynamic space for you to build your confidence, explore your talents and develop as a performer or producer in an inspiring environment.

With practical workshops and time spent in our professional theatre venues and studios, you’ll develop the confidence and skills to become a professional performer.

The academic year begins with a performance project, and you’ll spend the rest of the year developing your skills in other styles of theatre. The Arc Theatre at our Trowbridge campus, along with a dance studio and newly refurbished drama studio, provide exciting spaces to train, explore and rehearse singing, dance and drama. At our Salisbury campus, students are trained in partnership with Wiltshire Creative, an organisation which comprises the combined vision, creative energy and ambition of the Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury International Arts Festival and Salisbury Playhouse. You’ll spend time at the Arts Centre and Playhouse, with further sessions in our well-equipped performing arts studio on campus. You’ll have the opportunity to choose either a performance or production pathway.

Meet your lecturer

Meg Searle,
Performing Arts Lecturer,

Meg is the lead lecturer for UAL Performing and Production Arts courses at our Trowbridge Campus situated at the Arc Theatre. Meg trained at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama initially as a performing arts teacher and then became a professional freelance director, vocal coach and drama facilitator. She co founded Doorstep Arts, a theatre company for young people in the South West and has worked with a variety of companies such as Welsh National Opera, Battersea Arts Centre and Global UNESCO and Arts Council creative projects. Meg is passionate about theatre and the role it plays community and society.

Tom Sherman,
Course Leader,

Tom is course leader on the UAL Performing and Production Arts courses in Salisbury, run in collaboration with Wiltshire Creative. He trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, started his professional career in summer seasons in Aberystwyth and went on to work with companies such as Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory, Bristol Old Vic, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Bristol Old Vic, BBC and Channel 4. Tom also writes and directs. His many adventures in theatre in education led him to train as a teacher and he now combines his love of performance with education and lifelong learning.

Our Facilities:

Rehearsal Studios

The Arc Theatre

Find out more about the Arc Theatre, where students and professional touring companies perform regularly.

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