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Music and Performing Arts

Whether you want to be on stage or backstage, we have a range of courses to suit you.

The Marlowe Academy of Performing Arts

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

Learn from the professionals at The Marlowe Theatre and boost your CV and personal statement with real-life experiences and unique opportunities you won’t find anywhere else.

The Lanfranc Theatre

Our onsite theatre is a public performance space where you can perform or produce professional shows.
Shows happen throughout the year, and give you the chance to work in a variety of roles, or show your talents to a wider audience.

Recording Studios

We have five fully equipped rehearsal rooms, two recording studios and post-production rooms.

Aspiring producers can develop their skills on industry-standard applications including Logic X, Ableton and Sibelius.

Showstopping Performances

Students get chances all year round to perform for our student community, staff, external guests and the general public.

Examples include on-site live music performances at venues across Canterbury and stage shows held in our Lanfranc Theatre, or in collabaration with The Marlowe Theatre.

How you apply for a course at Canterbury College

Step 1 – Find a subject you’re interested in

Discover our range of Music and Performing Arts courses and see which one is right for you.

Step 2 – Apply

Apply through our website and online application portal.

Step 3 – Come to an interview

Meet our Music and Performing Arts team at an interview, where they can guide you to the right course for you, and get you enrolled.

Career prospects

Actors, entertainers and presenters
Annual pay
Annual pay is per year, based on full-time employment and on the South East region.
Role description
Actors, entertainers and presenters sing, portray roles in dramatic productions, perform comedy routines, gymnastic feats and tricks of illusion, train animals to perform and perform with them, and introduce and present radio and television programmes.
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