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Creative Industries Vocational Courses

Incorporating art, media, music, performing arts and dance.

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Industry leading courses

The creative industries cover a range of subjects incorporating art, media, music, performing arts  and dance.

Whatever your creative passion, you will be given the opportunity to hone your talent and explore your creativity. Our courses will give you the ability and confidence to help you stand out in these competitive industries and our lecturers will share their expertise and support you every step of the way.

If you study music or performing arts, you will have the chance to get involved in a whole host of productions and performances throughout the year. You will also have full access to our facilities which boasts two live performance venues, large dance studio, rehearsal studios, sound-proofed rehearsal booths, high spec recording studios, and IT suites.

Our spacious and inspiring art and media studios house a variety of creative equipment including 3D printers, Apple Macs, darkrooms, editing suites and screen printers, which give you the opportunity to explore a range of creative pursuits. 

Our students go on to achieve success in a wide range of roles in the creative industries, from performers to technicians, composers to designers, film-makers to fine artists.

Many of our performing arts students have also gained places at prestigious, internationally-renowned schools and conservatoire - and all students progress onto their first choice university places. 

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Petroc gave me a great foundation and a set of skills which allowed me to pursue my ambitions in my profession.


Extended Diploma in Performing Arts, Level 3

The creative industries employ more than 2 million people in a variety of arts and design jobs

2 million


Employees in performing arts in the UK in 2019



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Why Petroc should be your first choice

Petroc offers high quality education and training across North and Mid Devon. We provide outstanding learning, excellent facilities, strong connections to employers and a supportive environment to help you fulfil your education goals and set you on your path to the career of your dreams.

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We offer a supportive and inclusive environment where you can flourish and feel a valued member of the college and wider community. 


Our teaching spaces and facilities are some of the best in the region, providing stimulating and true-to-life learning environments. 


We’ll provide you with the experiences you need to be ready for employment or the next step on your educational journey.