Performing Arts Interview Process

You can apply to study Performing Arts via the College website or your school application system.

Stage 1 – Initial Interview

A tutor will call you via Zoom to talk about your previous experience and interest in this area. Performing Arts is a very competitive world, where performers are expected to diversify and broaden their performance range. We offer 20 places on each pathway, so it is very important that all Performing Arts students can demonstrate enthusiasm and energy and team-working skills within a small, supportive team.

A tour of the facilities and a chance to meet staff and students will unfortunately not be offered at this time.

Stage 2 – Recall for Performers

If you are successful in the Stage 1 interview, you will be re-called for Stage 2 which will be an individual YouTube audition based on your pathway choice:

  • Performing Arts: Acting and Musical Theatre – Prepare a monologue using a script that is provided. In addition (if you wish) you may also prepare either: a musical theatre song, which you perform in character (but not in costume!), or a 2 minute dance performance which showcases your skills.
  • Performing Arts: Dance – Prepare a short dance piece of your own choice that demonstrates your abilities and showcases your talents. You will NOT be required to perform a monologue for this pathway.
  • Production Arts / Technical Theatre – Please email any portfolios, artwork or references from your drama tutor, or any youth and/or professional theatre companies, that you feel will support your application to p.atkins@barnsley.ac.uk. You will NOT be required to perform an audition for this pathway.

Stage 3 – Offer

If you are successful you will be given either a conditional or unconditional offer.

If you are unsuccessful our Advisors can offer further information, advice and guidance for your next steps.

Stage 4 – Enrolment

Enrolment starts at the end of August, you will receive an information pack and a designated date and time to enrol.

Last updated: 22nd October 2021