Music & Performing Arts

Whether it’s music, acting or dancing you love, turn your passion into a career by gaining the essential skills and qualifications for succeeding in your dream job. Rehearse and perform in our very own on campus Empty Space Theatre and record and produce in our Recording Studio.

Reasons to study Music & Performing Arts at Calderdale College


  • A growth industry already worth £3.5 billion, our qualifications mean you really can make a career from making music.
  • From instrument and theory lessons or composing your own pieces right through to sound engineering or managing live events, we’ve got the courses to suit you and the facilities to deliver them brilliantly.

Performing Arts

  • With 86% of working actors professionally trained, a qualification from us could be the first stage in your journey to the stage.
  • Our specialist Dance Academy gives you all the right moves to enter a career that employs 30,000 people in around 200 different UK companies.