Elite Sixth Form

Our Elite Performing Arts Sixth Form is a 2 year course with the opportunity to focus on either Dance, Musical Theatre or Acting. Students will achieve a UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performance and Production Arts (equivalent to three A levels and up to 168 UCAS points)

The majority of students stay on for a third year of bespoke training to complete a UAL Level 4 Professional Diploma in Performance (equivalent to a foundation degree)*Graduates of our Level 4 programme are eligible to join casting platform Spotlight*.

Entry by audition only. Required: achievement of Grade 4 or higher or equivalent in maths and English at GCSE. Please contact us after results day to discuss your options should you not achieve this minimum grade in either subject.

What does your training at RPA look like?

  • Small classes
  • High contact hours
  • Weekly workshops with industry professionals
  • Streamed classes
  • Full college end of year production
  • Regular performance opportunities
  • Affordable fees for the full course
  • Regular performance opportunities for your chosen area of specialism
  • Opportunity to audition for Company X
  • Performance Projects

RPA has a range of permanent and visiting tutors that deliver training which enables our students to develop as versatile performers and make industry contacts whilst encouraging them to understand their own identity as performing artists. What makes Reynolds Performing Arts unique is the diversity of our training. Not only can you select your pathway from Dance, Musical Theatre or Acting, as part of the full course students have the option to combine additional performing arts training with fitness, beauty or teaching qualification* options arming future performers with additional skills that make them more employable.

* RPA is an affiliate member of CDMT and is an ISTD approved dance centre; students can undertake the internationally recognised ISTD teaching qualification Diploma in Dance Education (DDE). LAMDA examinations are also on offer.

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2 Year Dance Pathway
Comprehensive dance training delivered by our outstanding staff including current industry professional dancers and choreographers

• Commercial
• Jazz
• Ballet
• Tap
• Contemporary
• Latin/ Ballroom
• Heels/Cabaret
• Performance
• Guest Tutors
• Options to add additional MT, acting and singing classes on the full course

Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre

2 Year Musical Theatre Pathway
Musical Theatre training delivered by our outstanding staff that includes current industry professionals

• Ballet
• Tap
• Jazz
• Acting
• Singing
• Musical Theatre
• Audition Technique
• Performance
• Guest Tutor
• Option to add additional classes in dance on the full course



2 Year Acting Pathway
Stage and screen acting training delivered by current and experienced industry professionals.

• Core Acting Skills
• The Art of Improvisation
• Screen Acting
• Demystifying Shakespeare
• Physical Theatre
• Commedia Dell’arte
• Show ‘Business’
• Greek Theatre
• Sight-reading and Audition Technique
• Performance
• Guest Tutor
• Option to add additional singing and dance classes on the full course