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Music & Performing Arts

Are music and performing arts your gig? You won't find a better venue.

You can dance, act, sing and play your way through your time here in our £5.5 million Performing Arts Centre. If you like the sound of that, you've applied for the right course - a career in Music & Performing Arts will promise to be a rewarding one.

Whether you want to work as a Musician, Producer, Theatre Technician, Actor, Dancer or Teacher, our Music and Performing Arts courses are just the ticket to your dream career. You’ll get lots of industry know-how and guidance from our experienced Lecturers and will have the opportunity to perfect your skills in numerous performances and events throughout the year.

Ofsted, 2019
Learners enjoy their time at college very much. They rate highly the excellent facilities and the experienced and welcoming staff.

Ofsted, 2019

Music & Performing Arts: Meet your Curriculum Leaders

Music & Performing Arts: Meet your Lecturers

Meet our Group Head of Performing Arts, Tina McDonald

Tina McDonald

Tina McDonald

Group Head of Music & Performing Arts

Useful information and contact details

Acting (Level 3)

SUMMER WORK

To help you transition into college life we've set a number of tasks for you to complete over the summer.

Level 3 Acting - Summer Task

In the meantime, if you have a question for Vikki, the Curriculum Leader, you can get in touch by emailing victoria.stent@nscg.ac.uk

Dance (Level 3)

SUMMER WORK

To help you transition into college life we've set a number of tasks for you to complete over the summer.

Level 3 Dance - Summer Task

In the meantime, if you have a question for Michelle, the Curriculum Leader, you can get in touch by emailing michelle.denny@nscg.ac.uk

Musical Theatre (Level 3)

SUMMER WORK

To help you transition into college life we've set a number of tasks for you to complete over the summer.

Level 3 Musical Theatre - Summer Task

In the meantime, if you have a question for Becky, the Curriculum Leader, you can get in touch by emailing rebecca.castrey@nscg.ac.uk

Production Arts (Level 3)

SUMMER WORK

To help you transition into college life we've set a number of tasks for you to complete over the summer.

Level 3 Production Arts - Summer Task

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In the meantime, if you have a question for Vikki, the Curriculum Leader, you can get in touch by emailing victoria.stent@nscg.ac.uk

Music Performance (Level 3)

SUMMER WORK

To help you transition into college life we've set a number of tasks for you to complete over the summer.

Level 3 Music Performance - Summer Task

In the meantime, if you have a question for Claire, the Curriculum Leader, you can get in touch by emailing claire.herbert@nscg.ac.uk

Music Technology (Level 3)

SUMMER WORK

To help you transition into college life we've set a number of tasks for you to complete over the summer.

Level 3 Technical Theatre - Summer Task

In the meantime, if you have a question for Claire, the Curriculum Leader, you can get in touch by emailing claire.herbert@nscg.ac.uk

Music (Level 2)

SUMMER WORK

To help you transition into college life we've set a number of tasks for you to complete over the summer.

Level 2 Music - Summer Task

In the meantime, if you have a question for Vikki, the Curriculum Leader, you can get in touch by emailing victoria.stent@nscg.ac.uk

Dance (Level 2)

SUMMER WORK

To help you transition into college life we've set a number of tasks for you to complete over the summer.

Level 2 Dance - Summer Task

In the meantime, if you have a question for Vikki, the Curriculum Leader, you can get in touch by emailing victoria.stent@nscg.ac.uk

Acting (Level 2)

SUMMER WORK

To help you transition into college life we've set a number of tasks for you to complete over the summer.

Level 2 Acting - Summer Task

In the meantime, if you have a question for Vikki, the Curriculum Leader, you can get in touch by emailing victoria.stent@nscg.ac.uk

Meet some of our current students

Watch some our of current Music & Performing Arts students talk about how they're finding their course and their time at NSCG...

Explore our facilities

If you are creative, committed, ambitious and have a real passion for Performing Arts, Dance, Drama or Music, then studying in our state-of-the-art, £5.5 million Performing Arts Centre could be for you. Our Performing Arts Centre offers the following facilities:

  • Industry standard Music Technology suite
  • 200 seat theatre for live performances
  • 2 air-conditioned Dance Studios
  • Purpose built outdoor performance area
  • Conference Room

College life

Hit play to watch our 'BTEC at NSCG' video! We hope you're looking forward to being part of the NSCG family.

NEW STARTERS FACEBOOK GROUP

Take some time to get to know us really well. You will find our latest news, events and updates by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If you are on Facebook please be sure to join our new Facebook groups ‘NSCG Newcastle College Starters 2021’ where you can virtually join a community of learners who will also be joining NSCG in September, some of whom may be on the same course as you.

Get in touch

Got a question about your course? Complete the form below and we'll respond as soon as we can.

Becci Morrell

Becci Morrell

Lecturer: Music Performance and Musical Theatre

Hi!

I’m Becci Morrell and I’m a Lecturer in Music Performance and Musical Theatre.

I have been teaching at NSCG since 2016. I have been a professional musician for over 20 years, and I have a degree in Music Performance from the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA). When I’m not in College teaching, I tour the UK and Europe with live acts including The George Michael Story or The Johnny Cash Roadshow.

Away from NSCG, I also do a lot of session work, and I have had the opportunity to work with dance group Dario G and Qdos Pantomimes as well as a number of new artists. I love using my experiences and knowledge to help to keep teaching up to date and to current industry standards.

Department Highlights

Get in on the act!

Whatever course pathway you choose to study within Music & Performing Arts you'll have the opportunity to be involved in a number of fantastic shows, whether that be on stage or behind the scenes.

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Leona Alexander

Leona started with us on our BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Musical Theatre and has since progressed onto our HNC in Performing Arts at Newcastle College, in 2010 she also won Silver in the BTEC Student of the Year, Performing Arts category.

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Students on the World Stage

Former Music Technology student Charlie Wood and his band Pale Waves, made their Glastonbury debut in 2019, performing on the world famous John Peel Stage.

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Inspiring Guest Workshops

Ultising showbiz connections of our fantastic teaching staff, students studying Music & Performing Arts often experience fantastic guest workshops with guests who have included: Christian Patterson, Demitri Lampra, Philipp G and Emily Barnett-Salter.

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Scarily Good Performances

As part of Halloween celebrations, Performing Arts students organised and choreographed a flashmob takeover, delighting both Newcastle College students and customers at the Potteries Centre.

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Working together

Media students from Stafford College and Performing Arts students from Newcastle College collaborate together to bring the character of the Giant to life for NSCG's Christmas Panto, Jack's Giant Adventure.

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Care in the community

As part of their course and involvement in the local community, each year NSCG Music & Performing Arts students organise a tea dance for care home residents and the elderly.

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If you have a specific question about our Virtual Open Days, simply get in touch.

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