Bus timetables and route changes

From Sunday 31 March 2024 Cornwall by Kernow and Go Bus Cornwall timetables and routes will be changing. Check whether your journeys will change by visiting their websites or social media.

Home » Study with us » Music & Performing Arts

Music &
Performing Arts

With access to cutting-edge equipment, studios and concert spaces, you’ll develop your creative, technical and practical knowledge with our Music & Performing Arts courses.

breaking creative boundaries

Performance, production and creativity abound in the Music & Performing Arts courses at Truro & Penwith College. Whether choosing to study a creative A Level or taking the dedicated Extended Diploma options, our professionally-focused courses are designed to equip students with the skills, experience and friendships to take their studies to the next level at university or to embark on a career in this popular sector.

Our creative Music and Performing Arts Academy helps to promote the development of practical skills while also giving an opportunity to work and collaborate with the wider artistic community of Cornwall.


Click above to watch our film about studying Music & Performing Arts at Truro and Penwith College and the career and university opportunities available.

Tracey Tickle, programme team leader for music and performing arts at Truro College.
“ (3)

The dedication, experience and industry-related skills of the teaching team, combined with up-to-date resources and highly talented students create one of the most accomplished Performing Arts departments in the country.

Tracey Tickle - Programme Team Leader, Music & Performing Arts at Truro College

industry insights

Our tutors have a wealth of industry experience, which they use to give you insights into what it takes to become a professional musician or performing artist. With their expert tuition and your determination, you’ll thrive in your chosen field.

state-of-the-art resources

You’ll have access to state-of-the-art equipment and performance spaces, including recording studios, audio editing software and concert areas with professional rigging and lighting consoles. You’ll also have the opportunity to perform in real venues across Cornwall, building up valuable experience and exposure.

courses for adults

We run a variety of part-time dance workshops where you can learn jazz, ballroom or Bollywood dancing, to name only a few. Zumba classes are a great way to get fit in a fun and dynamic environment, or learn how to write songs with software such as Logic and begin making your own music.

Select a pathway

University Centre

Sorry, we couldn't find any posts. Please try a different search.

Adult & Professional

Sorry, we couldn't find any posts. Please try a different search.

“ (3)

We do so much more than act. We are directors, costume designers and support for others on set. I originally picked A Levels but at my interview the College suggested the course that I am currently doing and I couldn't be happier.

Jaime - Level 3 Diploma in Performing Arts: Performance
Jaime Level 3 Diploma in Performing Arts Theatre at Truro and Penwith College. Jaime is looking at a large map and wearing a dark suit with dramatic lighting.


To apply for a Music or Performing Arts course at Truro and Penwith College, visit the course page on our official college website and complete your application online.

Students learn in fantastic, well-equipped theatres, dance studios, practice rooms, performance studios, recording suite and music technology rooms. Equipment includes a 96 Channel DMX Lighting rig, Behringer X32 and Allen and Heath Digital sound mixing desks, projection mapping software, rehearsal rooms with full back line, 4K video cameras and much more. All are equipped with up-to-date software so students gain industry relevant experience.

Yes, our strong Enrichment options include – Acoustic, Vocal, Brass, Jazz, String, Rock and Music Technology as well as Drama and Dance. You can find out more about our Enrichment programme at truro-penwith.ac.uk/enrichment

Graduates from Music and Performing Arts programs at Truro and Penwith College can pursue diverse career paths. Bands, theatre directors and actors, screen actors, dancers and West End performers have all emerged from this exciting department and we keenly await the chance to see your talents. Visit the Career Zone or truro-penwith.ac.uk/career-zone to find out more.

Yes, prospective students can speak to the Music and Performing Arts department at an open event which are free to attend and take place throughout the year. Visit truro-penwith.ac.uk/events to see the latest event details. Alternatively, you can contact the academic advisors in the Music and Performing Arts at Truro and Penwith College. Check the college website for contact details or reach out to the admissions office, and they will guide you on how to connect with the relevant academic advisors for more information.

We strongly recommend making an application for your chosen course as soon as you can when you are in your final year of school. After you have submitted your application, you will be invited to attend an interview where you can make amendments to your application if need be.

Our colleges

Truro College
College Road

  • Reset
  • Result Type