Start a glistening creative career with a Higher Education qualification from Mid Cheshire College. Our Music and Performing Arts courses are designed to help you unlock your potential and gather all of the skills and experience you’ll need to start pursuing your future career.

Performing Arts students can focus primarily on acting or dance, and musical students can opt for Music or Music Production qualifications. Whatever you choose, you’ll follow a course designed to give you a portfolio of knowledge and skills that are up-to-the-minute and relevant.

All the courses are taught by experts in their industry, all of whom know what it takes to put their skills into practice in the real world. You’ll learn in the college’s specialist studios, theatre, performance and recording spaces, which are based in the £7.5m Centre for Creative Arts and Sports, working with the same gear as professionals.

Now’s your time to shine. Whatever you choose to focus on, you’ll have ample opportunities to put your talents into practice, whether on stage or behind the scenes. You can get involved in events, performances, recordings, and even the college’s own record label.

You’ll complete the course with a Higher National Diploma to add to your CV, as well as a collection of completed projects and accomplishments. You can choose to go on to university and convert your HND into an Honours degree.

Courses Available

Course Title
Start Date
Full Fee
HND in Performing Arts
HND in Music/Music Production


Want to get paid to earn a degree-level qualification? You can at Mid Cheshire College thanks to our new Higher Apprenticeship courses.

You’ll work towards a nationally recognised qualification demonstrating your understanding and expertise in your chosen industry. You’ll combine assessment work with vital real-life experience, putting your knowledge into action at work.

You’ll follow a bespoke learning plan, created collaboratively by your employer and Mid Cheshire College, and designed to give you the most relevant teaching and training for your chosen industry.

You’ll complete the apprenticeship with a National Vocational Qualification (QCF) equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree, as well as a portfolio of completed work, a Technical Certificate, and proven on-the-job experience.

Entry requirements for Higher Apprenticeships are flexible, as apprentices will come from a range of education and employment backgrounds. If you’d like to discuss Higher Apprenticeships, get in touch with one of our advisors.

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Money matters.
Depending upon your circumstances, you may be able to apply for financial support to help you during your studies. Find out more.