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Music & Performing Arts


Are music and performing arts your gig? You won't find a better venue.

You can dance, act, sing and play your way through your time here in our £5.5 million Performing Arts Centre. If you like the sound of that, you've applied for the right course - a career in Music & Performing Arts will promise to be a rewarding one.

Whether you want to work as a Musician, Producer, Theatre Technician, Actor, Dancer or Teacher, our Music and Performing Arts courses are just the ticket to your dream career. You’ll get lots of industry know-how and guidance from our experienced Lecturers and will have the opportunity to perfect your skills in numerous performances and events throughout the year.

Ofsted, 2019
Learners enjoy their time at college very much. They rate highly the excellent facilities and the experienced and welcoming staff.

Ofsted, 2019

Music & Performing Arts: Meet the team

Music & Performing Arts: Meet your Lecturers

USEFUL INFORMATION & CONTACT DETAILS

Music (Level 3)

SUMMER WORK

To help you transition into college life we've set a number of tasks for you to complete over the summer.

Summer Work - Level 3 Music

In the meantime, if you have a question for the Performing Arts team, you can get in touch by emailing PerformingArts@nscg.ac.uk

Music Technology (Level 3)

SUMMER WORK

To help you transition into college life we've set a number of tasks for you to complete over the summer.

Summer Work - Level 3 Music Technology

In the meantime, if you have a question for the Performing Arts team, you can get in touch by emailing PerformingArts@nscg.ac.uk

Performing Arts (Level 3)

SUMMER WORK

To help you transition into college life we've set a number of tasks for you to complete over the summer.

Summer Work - Level 3 Performing Arts

In the meantime, if you have a question for the Performing Arts team, you can get in touch by emailing PerformingArts@nscg.ac.uk

Music or Performing Arts (Level 2)

SUMMER WORK

To help you transition into college life we've set a number of tasks for you to complete over the summer.

If you have applied to study the Music pathway: Summer Work - Level 2 Music

If you have applied to study the Performing Arts pathway: Summer Work - Level 2 Performing Arts

In the meantime, if you have a question for the Performing Arts team, you can get in touch by emailing PerformingArts@nscg.ac.uk

GET TO KNOW OUR STAFF

Tina McDonald

Tina McDonald

Group Head of Music & Performing Arts

We caught up with Tina McDonald, Head of Music & Performing Arts at NSCG to chat about her career history, inspirations and advice for those entering the Performing Arts world...

Q: How did you get in to the Performing Arts?

A: At the age of 11, my young neighbour came home one day and started tap dancing in her driveway on an old wooden door her Dad had put down on the floor as he was doing some DIY. It looked like great fun and she asked If I wanted to go to a dance class with her the following week. I said ‘yes’ and from that moment, I fell in love! After then, I quickly started to have ballet, tap, modern and disco lessons and the rest is history!

Read Tina's full Q&A here.

Claire Herbert

Claire Herbert

Performing Arts and Music Co-ordinator

Hi!

I’m Claire Herbert and I’m the Co-ordinator for Music & Performing Arts at Stafford College.

I have taught Music Performance and Technology for 16 years, specialising in experimental composition, acoustics and research methodologies.

I am proud to have been the first female to achieve the MSc Music Technology qualification from Staffordshire University and my dissertation was on teaching and learning within recording studio environments, which I am passionate about.

I play the piano and flute, but also dabble in guitar and cello. My experimental compositions have been featured in a range of exhibitions in the local area.

See you soon!

Meet current student, Abigail

Watch our current Music & Performing Arts student, Abigail, talk about how they're finding their course and their time at NSCG...

College life

Hit play to watch our 'BTEC at NSCG' video! We hope you're looking forward to being part of the NSCG family.

NEW STARTERS FACEBOOK GROUP

Take some time to get to know us really well. You will find our latest news, events and updates by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If you are on Facebook please be sure to join our new Facebook groups ‘NSCG Stafford College Starters 2021’ where you can virtually join a community of learners who will also be joining NSCG in September, some of whom may be on the same course as you.

Get in touch

Got a question about your course? Complete the form below and we'll respond as soon as we can.

Department Highlights

Get in on the act!

Whatever course pathway you choose to study within Music & Performing Arts you'll have the opportunity to be involved in a number of fantastic shows, whether that be on stage or behind the scenes.

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Aaron Shelley

Achieving a grade profile of D*D*D*, Aaron fully immersed himself in all aspects of the Performing Arts department, taking on lead roles in the annual panto and end of year show, Grease. He has now progressed on the HNC at Newcastle College.

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Care in the community

As part of their course and involvement in the local community, each year NSCG Music & Performing Arts students organise a tea dance for care home residents and the elderly.

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Working together

Media and Performing Arts students collaborate together to bring the character of the Giant to life for NSCG's Christmas Panto, Jack's Giant Adventure.

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Leona Alexander

Leona started with us on our BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Musical Theatre and has since progressed onto our HNC in Performing Arts at Newcastle College, in 2010 she also won Silver in the BTEC Student of the Year, Performing Arts category.

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