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Sixth Form Courses

Inspirational full time theatre training for 16 – 18 year olds, led by expert coaches and industry professionals.

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Vocational Performance Training

Our teaching faculty has a reputation for training some of the UK’s leading talent and we are dedicated as a school to creating an international reputation for nurturing outstanding young performers and theatre professionals to the next step in their training.

Our full-time courses are the equivalent to 3 A Levels and are the most intensive funded courses in the region. Our school gives young people the ability to specialise in either Dance, Musical Theatre, Acting or Theatre Production – targeting each students training programme to the balance of skills they require to fulfil their potential in professional performance on or off the stage.

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Arts1 Sixth Form courses are part funded by the European Social Fund


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Book into an open day to find out about our Sixth form courses and how they could be the next step in your performance training. The open day is for students wishing to find out more about our full time courses enrolling in September 2020.

Our performance courses at Arts1 provide two years of full-time training in fully equipped performance studios in Linford Wood, Milton Keynes.

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Apply for our Vocational Sixth Form courses in Dance, Acting or Musical Theatre. Once we receive your application you will be contacted with our next available audition date and the material you will need to prepare.

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Arts1 School of Performance: Testimonial Libby Hewett

Libby Hewett

Now studying at Urdang Academy

Arts1 is somewhere were you can build and nurture your dramatic talent. It’s somewhere where you can be yourself, a safe environment where you can see continuous progress in yourself and others. I’ve had so many great experiences along the way such as performing at MOVE IT and creating our piece for the national theatre connections Not only that but I’ve had the chance to watch some amazing theatre and visit fantastic institutions where we were looking to move on to next as further training. Furthermore I’ve met many industry professionals throughout my time at Arts1 who have inspired me, helped me to start building my connections within the industry and given me a better idea about the different pathways I can take.

Having finished my two years at Arts1, I have not only come out with a high level qualification and a place at one of the top drama schools, but I have come out a better version of myself. At Arts1 you will grow as an individual, you will learn so much and you will love every minute of it. It’s helped me to become a better person and performer, be more resilient, competent and a hard yet smart worker. Work hard at Arts1 and so many possibilities will open up to you.

Arts1 School of Performance: Testimonial Emily Puttick

Emily Puttick

Now studying at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

I would recommend arts1 to anyone that is strongly considering a career in performing arts. Without the expert training from their teachers and staff I would not be where I am today.

Being part of the course meant being part of a family, I always felt completely supported in and out of lessons throughout the course and that still continues now.

I am currently training on the 1 year course at Fourth Monkey Actor Training company and will be starting a BA in Acting at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire this year.”

Arts1 School of Performance: Testimonial Charlie Woolford

Charlie Woolford

Now studying at Millennium Performing Arts

The Arts1 6th Form is, without exaggeration, one of the most amazing, rewarding and supportive places to train. The teachers are supportive, experienced and friendly. The classes are perfectly planned out to assure maximum progress for every student involved.

The 6th form course assures no student is left behind and they are all treated equally and fairly. You learn things that you never would’ve thought you could, you think in new ways that open your eyes to different paths and ideas. The people that attend the course and fun, supportive and hard working and everyone pulls their own weight and they have to be up to the challenge for a very tough but extremely rewarding experience. It has so far been the best experience of my life.

Arts1 School of Performance: Testimonial Matteo Johnson

Matteo Johnson

Now studying at Guildford School of Acting

A few years ago I was torn between following a set path of academic studies at Sixth form or choosing to audition at Arts 1 to start the journey to potentially achieve my life long dream of being a performer.

It’s safe to say my choice has been the best one I’ve ever made. Arts 1 has provided me with a massive set of new skills which have developed not only my performing but also have contributed into transforming my work ethic and way of living. The intensive training I received everyday is invaluable and I would not have felt prepared mentally or physically to train further on a three year course in one of the most competitive schools in the country without Arts 1.

The staff are so focused on each person as individuals and really focus on your own strengths and weaknesses. Their expertise in the industry and how to train young performers is unlike anything I’ve known before.

My 2 years at Arts 1 gave me some of the greatest experiences and opportunities and I will forever be grateful to them.


Student Destinations

Laine Theatre Arts

Laine Theatre Arts provides an exceptional training for anyone who wants a long career in professional musical theatre.

Urdang Academy

Urdang offers exceptional vocational training in a vibrant centre of excellence right in the heart of London.

Bird College

Our Vision is to be recognised nationally and internationally as the UK’s most outstanding College.

Guildford School of Acting

As part of the University of Surrey’s School of Arts, GSA provides conservatoire-style training within a university environment.

Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

Mountview is one of the UK’s leading drama schools, with a long-standing and international reputation.

Italia Conti

The Academy is committed to providing an environment in which its learners can be trained and educated to develop and broaden their skills to their individual highest possible standards.

Arts Educational School

ArtsEd has developed over the years and today our musical theatre training is recognised as the best in the UK.

Performers College

Performers College offers a three year full time professional course leading to The Diploma in Professional Dance or The Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre.

Stella Man

Stella Mann founded the college that still bears her name in Hampstead in 1946, where it gained a reputation as one of the finest ballet schools in the country.


Originally founded in 1995, Masters offers intensive, practical training in all performance disciplines with particular focus on preparing all our students for a career in the arts.

Millennium Performing Arts

The directors of Millennium have a combined 80 years of professional experience between them.

Royal Ballet School

The Royal Ballet School is one of the world’s greatest centres of classical ballet training which for generations has produced dancers and choreographers of international renown.

Trinity Laban

Our innovative programmes aim to inspire and enable you to fulfil your potential to become an outstanding artist and practitioner.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

The three year BA Acting Programme at RCS is one of the best professional actor training programmes in the UK.

London Studio Centre

London Studio Centre offers a comprehensive Theatre Dance Course for students who are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of the theatre.

Northern school of contemporary dance

At our home in Leeds, City of Dance, we provide an inspirational learning environment for aspiring contemporary dance artists to train in a place that values them as individuals.

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