Full time college at South Hill Park

Free fully funded full time college course

FUll information and to apply is on our new College website - www.artemis.college - FREE full time performing arts course for ages 16-19. In association with a mjaor London performing arts college, Artemis delivers Btec and Level 2 & 3 Performing and Production Arts qualifications (equivilent to 3 A Levels at Level 3). Very capable students will also take Trinity & RSL performance exams - leading to additional UCAS points. 

Classes are held at South Hill Park Arts Centre - immersive yourself in performing and visual arts! Taught by qualified tutors, industry speicalists and guests. Work experience (producing, events management and performing) with REAL theatres companies, events management, and in theatres! Optional enrichment classes (also funded) in our Young Company, Young Producers group, and dance companies! Disney World trip in year 2. Study for up to 30 hours a week, and appear in and produce real shows for the public!

Full time college at South Hill Park

Class Fees
Payable termly. Split payments available.
Credit cards & childcare vouchers accepted.
£0.00 per term
£0.00 per week (30.00 hours)
That's only£0.00 per hour


We are now taking names for a maximum of 30 places (level 2 and Level 3) for our new FULL TIME course (1 year, 2 year and Gap year). 

Entry onto both levels is by audition and interview (with one to one auditions for Level 3). Apply at www.artemis.college please! 

This course is fully funded, and accredited - we are working in partnership with a large London performing arts school - more info on our dedicated website www.artemis.college!

The full time course is spread over the week, allowing students time to work part time around class if they wish. School terms are 12 weeks long, and there are three each year. 

Enrichment classes (optional extra training) are held in the evenings and weekends and offer hours of additional technique and skills building, as well as qualifications from RSL, Trinity and Arts Award.

Students on Level two who need to re-sit Maths or English will given time and support to do so. 

This course is aimed at ambitious performers who want a London school experience, without having to travel into the city! We offer more learning hours, enrichment, an agency for professional work and proper work experience than any other local college or sixth form. Our teachers are all highly qualified industry professionals. We are working with  partner theatre companies, who offer different industry styles (such as touring, small or midscale, commercial or subsidised), events management, and for those who love tech, the chance for work experience backstage in a real mid-scale venue! 

In depth

Who is this full time course for?

This is for vocational college age/level students who hope to pursue a career in the creative industries - after graduating from a drama/dance school or university. The course is both academic and performance based, as well as offering significant work experience and networking opportunities to graduates. 


The course covers acting, screen acting, musical theatre, directing, producing and the business side of being a creative practitioners (on or off stage or screen). 

Students will study on the the whole spectrum of performing arts: acting, singing, dancing and musical theatre, historical and contemporary performance work and theater craft, and relevant industry skills. In their first year, they will build a foundation in all these areas and develop a practical and theoretical understanding, as well as developing their own skills and techniques. They will apply these skills to performances, focusing on the integration of all disciplines. In the second year, they will continue to build on their learning, and they will also have the opportunity to undertake greater challenges, following a more individual pathway, which will develop their personal strengths, interests and career opportunities.

The classes will provide an important grounding in acting for stage and screen, dance, movement, singing and musical theatre. There will be many opportunities to perform a variety of styles and roles, in plays and musicals; inside local venues such as the Studio theatre and Wilde Theatre at South Hill Park, Kenton Theatre in Henley and theatres further afield. We also work with digital media and lve streaming and film making are both part of the course. We also provide opportunities to gain experience and offer work experience placements during your course within the industry, both in theatre, events/festival management, television and radio. All students have regular opportunities for private lessons in acting and singing.

All students will get help with UCAS applications, personal statements, and applications to university or drama/dance school. All will be helped with audition pieces. 

All students (subject to attendance & grades) will be enrolled in the Artemis Agency and put forward for paid work in film, television and stage. All will also be enrolled with an 'extras' agent - for walk on and background roles. In both cases - students will only be allowed to work if they have attended 95% of the classes each term (excluding time off for work experience), and must average merit/B grades on all coursework. 

Who should apply?

  • Those with little performing experience, or who need to re-sit a GSCE should apply for a one year Level 2 Diploma place. 
  • Those with performance experience, and GCSE Maths and English should apply for either the two year Level 3 extended diploma (equivalent to 3 A Levels and accepted by UCAS). 
  • We will consider students with considerable experience, but who are missing a GCSE for the Level 3 course on a case by case basis. 
  • Students who are currently in year one of their U.A.L at another school or college may be able to switch to Artemis to complete year two.
  • Funding is in place for those aged 16-19 making the course and all enrichment totally FREE. If you are older, you may still audition to join - but annual fees will apply. Students with SEN can apply for a funded place until they are 24. 


Fees and funding

All full-time Further Education (FE) courses are free to UK and EU residents aged 16-18 on 31 August in the first year of study.

If you are 16-18, there are no tuition or examination fees to pay.

If you are 19 or older on 31 August in 2017, you may be required to pay tuition and exam fees.

Financial support

You may be able to apply to for a 16 – 18 Bursary or 19+ Discretionary Learner Support (DLS) which are designed to help those who face financial hardship. Payments can be used to meet the costs of things like essential course equipment, materials, field trips and travel. Please note that these funds cannot be used to help with the cost of accommodation.

Advanced Learning Loans (for 19+)

The Government has introduced Advanced Learning Loans for students aged 19 and over to help pay for Level 3, 4 and 5 course fees. Advanced Learning Loans are funded and administered by the Student Loans Company.

If you apply for an Advanced Learning Loan you will not need to pay anything back until you are earning over £21,000.

What to do next: 

Registering your name for an audition is not committing you to joining

To book a place on a workshop/open day and get your first choice of date - visit www.artemis.college