Badges: 14
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
I'm currently a Y11 student and I want to go into the performing arts industry. I have auditions for performing arts sixth form courses starting next month, and I. Am. Terrified. If I don't get in, it would mean the end of my career before it's even started, which completely freaks me out.
My parents don't approve (typical Asian parents I guess), as my dad is convinced performers get paid pennies, or something? Idk
I know it's a really really tough industry to go into, and the competition is immense, but I can't imagine myself doing much else. Definitely not an office job.
My backup plan is to become a performing arts teacher, but I haven't looked into that at all and have no idea what kind of qualifications are needed.
Advice (on anything)??

Btw my GCSEs are the core subjects (maths, 2 English, 3 sciences), plus Latin, dance, drama, music.
Last edited by emilyaw12; 1 year ago
Badges: 17
Report 1 year ago
I'm not sure where you live but here's some work experience: https://www.artsdepot.co.uk/work-exp...6-18-year-olds
As for the industry I would say networking is a big part of it so make sure you attend open classes and volunteer at local theatres and things like that (for e.g. https://becktheatre.org.uk/Online/wo...B-1EF2EF95B36F)
Also join local acting/dance/singing classes or a performing arts saturday school to help with technique, confidence as well as networking.
Just remember a lot of people in the performing arts industy didnt even go to performing arts college, and the good thing about it is that it caters for all ages

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
new posts
to top
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.


Should there be a new university admissions system that ditches predicted grades?

No, I think predicted grades should still be used to make offers (534)
Yes, I like the idea of applying to uni after I received my grades (PQA) (648)
Yes, I like the idea of receiving offers only after I receive my grades (PQO) (318)
I think there is a better option than the ones suggested (let us know in the thread!) (72)

Watched Threads

View All