Stage spotlights

Performing Arts and Music at B&FC

To make it as a musician or performer requires talent and determination not to mention experience and appropriately developed skills. At B&FC, our programmes have been designed to support you into these exciting industries and to follow in the footsteps of successful alumni such as John Simm and Coronation Street’s Kate Ford. 

Here you can access outstanding facilities including recording studios and a fully working theatre as our industry specialists support you to hone the skills needed to launch or develop your career. Our excellent employer relationships facilitate exciting live briefs and the chance to perform at prestigious venues such as Blackpool’s Grand Theatre.

Discover how B&FC can help you begin or advance your career in the performing arts and music industry. Contact us on T 01253 504 343 or E info@blackpool.ac.uk
 

Performing Arts and Music programmes

Careers

As a performer, you'll need talent, dedication and determination to succeed. Musicians can either work alone or as part of a band, whereas acting roles might range from live stage performances of the classics and community theatre, to soap operas, radio work, television advertising and film parts. 

With its lively music and entertainment scene, the North West is a good base from which to launch and grow your career.

Most popular career routes:

Actor | Entertainer | Presenter | Stage Manager | Musician | Dancer | Pop Musician | Director

£30,500
Average annual wage in this sector
£200,000
Number of jobs in the North West
Singers in a band

What our staff and students say

Why choose B&FC?

Why Choose B&FC?

Getting Here

With our FREE 24/7 Blackpool Transport travel pass, eligible students* get unlimited use of any Blackpool Transport bus or Tram. We also offer help with long-distance travel costs.

Why Choose B&FC?

Personalised Learning

Your own personal progress tutor will help you to settle in, keep you informed about upcoming events and provide ongoing support and guidance. We also offer confidential counselling.

Why Choose B&FC?

Money Matters

We offer a FREE healthy breakfast for everyone. You could also get up to £1200 worth of funding and FREE meals if you're in care or receiving certain benefits.

Why Choose B&FC

Learning Support

If you have a disability (including a specific learning or mental health difficulty) we will help you to access the support needed to manage your studies as independently as possible.

Why Choose B&FC

Food and Drink

From smoothies to sub rolls, we offer a wide range of low-cost food and drink plus a FREE healthy breakfast for everyone and FREE meals for eligible students*.

*Eligibility applies - see blackpool.ac.uk/support/funding for details

Why Choose B&FC

Career Planning

Our free careers service includes expert advice and resources to help with making career choices, applying to university and coaching to get you ready for employment.

Why Choose B&FC

Expert Tutors

Our tutors are specialists in their subjects and help you develop the skills you need to be successful. They regularly spend time in industry to keep their knowledge and experience up-to-date.

Why Choose B&FC

Students' Union

Our Students' Union runs a variety of clubs, societies and events, all aimed at giving you the best student experience possible. You could also get involved as a rep or elected officer.

Why Choose B&FC

Sports

Sports are big at B&FC and there are lots of fitness activites and College teams for you to join, facilitated through our all-weather pitch, sports hall and fitness suite-inspirations.

Work experience opportunities

B&FC works with a wide range of leading companies, offering specific industry placements that offer valuable sector experience.

Take a virtual tour

Apply for a place!

It's easy to apply - you just need to click on your chosen programme then click on the 'apply' or 'enquire' button. Some workplace programmes even have an 'enrol' button so you can sign up there and then.

Complete the quick and easy application form then wait for our professional and friendly Admissions Team to get in touch.

How to Apply

How to find us

University Centre
Park Road
Blackpool
FY1 4ES
United Kingdom
Bispham Campus
Ashfield Road
Bispham
Blackpool
FY2 0HB
United Kingdom

Lancashire Energy HQ
Squires Gate Lane
Blackpool
FY4 2QS
United Kingdom
FDAP
Apprenticeships
European Structural and Investment Funds
Council for Independent Education
European Social Fund
Lancaster University
Matrix
Ofsted
Disabled Confident
QAA
STEM
Top 50 Training Providers