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Marlowe Academy of Performing Arts

A unique learning experience for students who want to enhance their acting and performance skills.

The Marlowe Academy of Performing Arts is a first-class, two-year educational programme aimed at delivering industry-standard training alongside your qualification.

Acting training through Industry Experience

Set in the heart of Canterbury, you will train at The Marlowe Kit, receiving a first-class education from industry professionals who will help you hone your acting talents in a way that is internationally recognised.

You will take advantage of unique opportunities to work at The Marlowe Theatre and explore different types of careers you can pursue within the acting industry.

What is the Marlowe Academy of Performing Arts?

The Marlowe Academy of Performing Arts is a unique opportunity for learners to engage in professional performance training that is valued in theatres across the world.

In collaboration with The Marlowe Theatre, students are empowered to hone their talents in a first-class professional setting, with input and valuable expertise from industry professionals.

Learning takes place at The Marlowe’s Kit, set in the centre of the city of Canterbury, with access to large performance and rehearsal space.

How do I apply?

This opportunity is available to any learner who is studying on our Level 3 Diploma in Acting course.

We require students to have an average point on entry score of 5.0 from their best 6 subjects, ideally including English and Mathematics.

You do not need previous acting experience to apply, but ability and suitability for this course is determined through an audition process.

More information about this will provided upon application.

Gain a qualification and build practical skills

By studying at the Marlowe Academy of Performing Arts, you will leave College with a UAL qualification that is equivalent to 3 A Levels and will help you understand various acting techniques and theories.

As part of your training, you will be introduced to a range of activities essential to the development and delivery of a performance and learn how to convey a message to an audience and for use in your own personal practice.

Key skills gained include:

  • Acting
  • Stage Movement
  • Voice Technique
  • Stage Speech
Performing arts student standing in the Lanfranc Theater

We’re part of six community-based colleges

Our mission is to play a leading role for East Kent in developing the economic and social prosperity of the diverse communities we serve.