Performing Arts

Performing arts include dance, music, opera, drama, magic, and circus arts. Which one would you choose?

Being on stage acting, playing a musical instrument in a band, or performing poetry at an event, are all jobs in Performing Arts. These jobs need people who are good communicators, and these skills can be developed through youth theatres and drama groups. Even through there aren’t a lot of opportunities to do these jobs, the skills (confidence, communication, dedication, creativity) can be transferred into a number of other jobs; teachers need to be confident and good communicators; digital marketing needs people who are creative.
Fancy being the next Beyonce? Play in a band or have a role in a play? If you have passion, are extremely talented, resilient and good at auditions you could make it as a performer and there are many different ways to show your talents in the performing arts. There are also supporting roles in this sector.
Communication skills, management and planning are the top 3 common skills employers request in job adverts in this sector.

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What you'll need

You’ll need persistence and determination, the ability to use your initiative, to enjoy working with other people, to be flexible and open to change, physical skills like movement, coordination and dexterity.

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Performing Arts Jobs

Red – Formal qualifications required – GCSEs Grades 4-9, Level 3 Qualifications, A levels or Degree

Amber – Some formal qualifications may be required at Level 2 depending on the employer this will vary depending on the organisation and position

Green – No formal qualification required