Performing Arts

Dancing, singing or performing your way to an A Level or Level 3 Diploma needn’t be an unfulfilled dream if you join us at Henley – it could be the gateway to a rewarding career in the performing arts.

Our performing arts teachers all have previous experience, as professional dancers, musicians and actors, and they are all committed to bringing out the best in new young talent. Your particular strengths will be identified and nurtured and you will become well-rounded and see clear development in your chosen field. Immersing yourself in your subject through workshops with leading professionals, individual and group lessons and by taking part in a multitude of college productions and showcase performances, you will be helped and encouraged to take your skills to the next level.
Of course, talent alone will not build your future career. At Henley you will learn team building skills, improve your communication and learn excellent time management – all crucial to making you employable in a notoriously tough industry. You will be inspired, but also instilled with a high level of discipline and commitment. Our students are amazed at what they can achieve with the right tools and the
right setting.
Graduates in performing arts from Henley are creative and confident and have an appreciation and understanding of culture. Many go on to further study at leading drama schools, conservatoires and universities.

Qualifications Offered

Dance > A Level

Drama and Theatre Studies > A Level

Performing Arts > Extended Diploma Level 3

Student Profile


Amy came to the College from St.Crispins School in Wokingham, and is currently studying BTEC Performing Arts.

“The Performing Arts BTEC is broken down into units and smaller assessments, which means I can work at my own pace and I don’t have the pressure of everything coming down to a final exam. I came to the college to develop my skills as a performer and I am
surrounded by many friendly, talented people who are all working towards the same goal.
The teachers and faculty are all so supportive and really push you to be the best you can be. The Henley College has been the perfect stepping-stone for me as I want to focus on achieving my dream of one day being on the West End Stage.”

Amy hopes to continue studying at a drama conservatoire or go to university to study for a degree in musical theatre.


If you would like to study any of the courses mentioned above then you can apply now for study in September 2021 > Apply Online

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