Performing Arts

If you were born to perform, you’ll find lots of fantastic job opportunities for actors, dancers, musicians and entertainers in Manchester, with a diverse creative scene and recording studios for both the BBC and ITV right at your doorstep. And with an average salary of over £30,000 a year, you’ll enjoy a rewarding career too!

Musicians are in demand in the region, with a 5% increase in jobs predicted in the next few years, whilst performing arts roles should see a rise of 18% by 2018. There are plenty of career opportunities behind the camera too, with hundreds of new positions open every year for directors, producers, camera operators and audio engineers.

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Lighting Technician

Live Sound Engineer

Prop Maker

Stage / Set Designer


Television Director

Community Arts Worker

Costume Designer

Stage Manager



Dance Movement Psychotherapist


Drama Therapist


Performing Arts

If you were born to perform – as an actor, a dancer or a musical theatre performer – or even if you want to work behind the scenes, you’ll absolutely love the passion, enthusiasm and creative atmosphere that infects everyone in our Performing Arts department, here at The Manchester College.

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