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1 Year Foundation Course in Performing Arts

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Course Awards Offered: 

  • Level 2 RAD Ballet Discovering Repertoire

  • IDTA Anatomy and Physiology Diploma

  • Level 2 Advanced Safeguarding & First Aid

  • Level 3 IDTA Intermediate Theatre Craft.

  • Level 3 IDTA Diploma in Dance Teaching

  • Level 4 ATCL Trinity College London Performance Diploma

  • Level 4 ATCL Trinity College London Teaching Diploma

  • Contemporary, Practitioner studies                                           Individualised timetables support students unique paths and their course offerings include a selection from above.

Course Cost: £6,000 per annum

Finance options are available; please enquire for further details. 

Course Overview:

Included in the tuition cost, not additional as with many organisations -

Professional industry workshops and theatre trips.

Weekly 1-1 lessons in singing and diploma work.

Show and Pantomime costumes.

Over 30 hours of weekly tuition.

High ratio of faculty to students, bespoke timetables.


Students receive a rigorous and well-rounded training in the performing arts such as weekly:

Ballet, PBT, Contemporary, Modern, Theatre Craft, Tap, Street, Jazz, Flexibility, Musical Theatre, Fitness, Cardio and Acting classes.

Students study dance and drama practitioners, building knowledge in performing arts history understanding its development and methodologies.

The course provides expert tuition across a vast range of industry and production skills, dance styles and acting techniques. 

We work with each student on an individual basis to select and create their personalised foundation programme from the course awards on offer, dependent on their preferences and skills. 



Wednesdays are 'Workshop Days'; visiting faculty and industry professionals hone our students' technique teaching new skills and/or dance styles, offering our students experience of professional choreography and technical requirements. We are proud of our highly qualified and varied faculty, enabling students to forge important professional connections, gaining insight into the theatrical world. Students build knowledge of the world of performing arts as a performer, manager, technician and teacher for the theatre, television and film industries. 

Our workshops include theatre trips, aerial skills, professional performance skills, vocal studies, exploration into puppetry, creative writing, training in camera work, and more, all taught by field experts.  


Our curriculum ensures students are taught key employment skills; audition technique, film and video work, green screen, CVs, showreels, digital and social media skills, funding and professional bodies, employment contracts and even tax, insurance and accountancy. We teach students how to take care of their physical and psychological health through fitness, nutrition and safe dance practices.

Students on the 1 year Foundation Course have many varied performance opportunities, including a primary school based pantomime tour, led by NIPA students under our faculty's guidance, local Fringe opportunities, an end of year public-attended show and other events.

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At the core of our programme is a focus on individuality as we embrace building diversity and inclusivity in the industry. We offer each student a unique learning timetable embracing their passion and long-term employability.

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