Music and Performing Arts

Music and Performing Arts

About Music and Performing Arts

Train with CAVC and kick-start an exciting career in music, performance or behind the scenes. These well-respected courses and Apprenticeship programmes are taught in our brand new City Centre Campus. The state of the art facilities include film, dance, music and recording studios, Mac suites and a 100-seat performance theatre alongside creative classrooms. Learn with staff who are experienced industry professionals and work on live briefs for industry as part of your learning. CAVC is the founder College for the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural in Wales – providing great opportunities for students to link with employers. We also work with prestigious organisations including BAFTA and the National Theatre of Wales to offer you unique opportunities to hear from industry experts and undertake work placements that boost your CV and help prepare you for employment. 


Our students progress – many directly into employment in the creative industries. Most Level 3 students go on to study a university course in universities across the UK, with many choosing to stay at CAVC to study one of our unique and respected Foundation Degrees in subjects including Performing Arts, Film, Photography and Popular Music Technology.


The UK music industry was worth £4bn to the UK economy in 2014, which supports more than 117,000 full-time jobs across its varying sectors (UK Music, 2015).


The College has strong links with industry including the BBC, National Theatre Wales, Wales Millennium Centre, ITV Wales and the Sherman Theatre, providing opportunities for work experience and involvement in high profile projects.


Take a look at where our Music and Performing Arts courses might take you, with our Career Pathway progression map!


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Course options

16-18 year olds

Our Music and Perfoming Arts course are offered at different levels. Music combines music production and performance and you will learn about the industry as well as develop technical and music skills. 

The Performing Arts course will help you develop many skills required for performance in the medium of theatre as well as performance for TV.

You could study full-time or undertake an Apprenticeship  in Live Events and Technical Theatre.

Combined with honing your skills in our fantastic studios and performance theatre space - you'll be fully prepared for your future career or study in Music or Performing Arts!


Our Music and Performing Arts courses are taught at our new City Centre Campus with state-of-the-art facilities. These are offered on a full-time basis though Apprenticeship opportunities exist in Live Events and Technical Theatre so you could earn while you learn. 

Higher Education

In partnership with the Unviersity of South Wales, CAVC offers Foundation Degrees in Performing Arts and in Popular Music Technology so you can gain High Level Qualifications in your specialist area of interest. These enable you to gain further insight and skills for your career or can lead to a full degree qualification by progressing to the full degree course at the University of South Wales.