Fully funded bespoke training in Acting, Dance and Musical Theatre by industry experts, qualifying with an Extended Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Performing Arts with two pathways to choose from, focussing on Acting or Dance.


Debut College is fast becoming the number one training provider in the North-West at sixth form (16-19yrs), delivering high standards of teaching in all areas of the Performing Arts.


With a broad spectrum of classes enabling students to graduate with skills in acting, singing and dancing, Debut has propelled students into the world of Performing Arts with graduates attending renown colleges including, Laine Theatre ArtsWilkes Academy, Masters Performing Arts, London Studio Centre, Addict Dance AcademyThe Northern Ballet School, Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama (MADD) and many more incredible institutions.


With courses in both Acting and Dance and Musical Theatre, Debut College is able to provide training for students whether their career goal is toward musicals and dance companies, or focussed on acting in Film, TV and Stage. 


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Check out our graduate page to see where our students are training and performing!


Industry Experts 

Working closely with worldwide choreographers including Jordan and Perri from Diversity, West-End and TV stars and other well known industry leaders, Debut can provide both it's Dance students and Acting students with the industry training that is required of young performers at this time. 

Alongside a 100% pass rate and college offer rate, our student industry success includes instant agency representation from West-End agent Russell Smith Associates, live paid TV work including 8 Out of 10 Cats, a scholarship residency in LA with the Pussycat Dolls, music videos and much more. 

Check out our industry core faculty here.

Whether you are looking at a career in performing arts or just pursuing a passionate subject for your A-Levels, Debut can help and point you in the right direction. Not only have our graduates succeed professionally, but Debut proudly boast great results which each year includes triple distinction stars and distinctions. 

application form


2022 applications are now open. Click to download a form. (Please note that due to COVID-19 all applications must be submitted by email to info@debut-academy.co.uk)

  • Dance applicants should submit a solo dance video no longer than 1 minute long with their application form. This can be in any style but should show technique and performance skills. 

  • Acting applicants should submit a video monologue no longer than 1 minute long with their application form. This can be any genre or style but should show varied performance skills. 



This course is 100% government funded


Some students are eligible for government bursaries to assist with uniform and learning equipment (i.e bags, stationary etc). Please click here to download the form if you are eligible. More information about who is eligible please refer to your offer letter.

Entry Requirements 


Academic Entry Level (all students)


For both courses students are required to have gained a minimum 5 G.C.S.E's grade 4 or higher, including Maths and English. 

Vocational Entry Level (Acting students)

Students must have a high level of acting skill. Students are expected to have studied acting or drama prior to audition and have a passion for the performing arts industry. 


Vocational Entry Level (Dance & Musical Theatre students)

Students must have a high level of performing arts skills and have experience in dance and musical theatre including acting and singing with a high skill set in core genres Ballet and Jazz. Students are expected to have studied dance in any genre prior to audition including some knowledge in musical theatre and singing.


Students are streamed based on their experience in certain subjects so knowledge in all areas is not essential, just the passion to improve skills in all areas.