Performing Arts

About Nescot

Nescot is in Ewell near Epsom in Surrey. We are a few minutes’ walk from Ewell East and Ewell West main line stations. Whilst we are close to both Epsom and South/West London students also benefit from a green and leafy campus. We’ve been providing Higher Education at Nescot for more than 60 years.

For full details about Nescot click here. Either apply direct or via UCAS.


Performing Arts at Nescot


Our enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff are experienced and established practitioners, directors, technicians and industry professionals. This means we can bring a real and relevant experience to you and your training. We work with industry partners on the program including Rhum and Clay, Action to the Word, The Etcetera Theatre and The CLF Art Café.

Our students also benefit from the following within their fees:

  • One international trip a year. These usually consists of theatre trips, workshops and cultural visits. We have visited Athens, Reykjavik, Rome, Milan, Florence, Venice and Barcelona.
  • Theatre visits. A range of West End, fringe and local performances.
  • Networking events with agents, theatre companies and film institutions.
  • Workshops in building & promoting your own business and taxation.
  • Workshops with industry professionals such as the company or cast from Mamma Mia, Rocket Man and Inbetweeners.

The department has excellent facilities including two full-scale theatres (including a 215 seat proscenium arch), two high-spec acting studios and a fully-equipped dance studio, as well as good-quality teaching rooms with interactive white boards and an Apple Mac suite. We also have an extensive scenic workshop for set building and fully-stocked costume and props stores. We host our our productions and seasons, click here for our latest Winter Season brochure.

The BTEC HND in Performing Arts course is a practical and vocational training program designed to reflect the contemporary arts industry. The course aims to enable you to develop the most relevant skills and a flexible toolkit that will equip you for a career in the arts. You will complete a wide range of units including: Devising Performance, Acting for Camera, Singing, Movement and Acting for Stage.


You’ll also undertake a number of industry-related projects including full scale performances of a classic text and a contemporary play. The course also includes two fully-funded trips overseas that link and support projects embedded on the program.

The BA (Hons) top-up in Collaborative Theatre degree is designed to ensure students become reactive to the industry’s ever-changing landscape, championing skills which will allow the students to collaborate in order to create, market and produce their own professional work. You will become a lateral thinker as you widen your approaches to problem solving. You will also gain an ability to form and articulate your own opinions which will shape your future artistic practice as theatre and performance makers.

Next Open Event 25 Jan – 4 Feb 2021 – Click here to register.

HE Performing Arts