Music & Performing Arts
“This is clearly a place where people come alive through dance, through music, through acting. I saw huge commitment on the faces of these young people; wonderful talent giving themselves to us, the audience.”Michael Morpurgo - Award-winning children’s writer
With professional dance studios, a recording and TV studio, plus tutors with industry experience, you’ll learn the tricks of the trade in preparation for your career. The Michael Morpurgo Theatre, HRC’s 140 seat performance theatre, will allow you to showcase your talents with the help of the latest lighting and sound technology.
You couldn't ask for more specialist equipment at your fingertips than we have here. Our music studio boasts a vast amount of equipment including a sound-proofed vocal booth, three digital desks and a huge range of dynamic and condenser microphones. Over in the media department we have a fully-functioning TV studio, private editing facilities, Mac suites, broadcast-quality television production equipment and a variety of professional post-production software.
As a Performing Arts, Media or Music student, you’ll gain vital work experience including working on matinées and evening performances at both The Michael Morpurgo Theatre and other local theatres. Our Level 3 Performing Arts students were given the fantastic opportunity to tour four local schools with their production of ‘Face-Mum’, the first ever production of the work created by local author Russell King. Meanwhile, a group of Level 3 and HND Music students worked with the band The Silencerz, featuring Madness saxophonist Lee Thompson, to record a track in HRC's studio.
Key Employability Skills
- Creative flair
- Good communication
- Team work
- Good memory