Expressions Programme

Foundation Learning
Entry Level

Exam Board: Laser

2 years

Course Content:

At Alton College on the Expressions Course you will:

  • Study the Performing Arts through practical lessons looking at all aspects including Dance, Drama and Music
  • Develop your independent life skills
  • Have the opportunity to learn about environmental issues and accessing leisure facilities as well as conduct at work
  • Have the chance to develop your performance skills through live performance opportunities, working alongside other students at Alton College
  • Have the opportunity to develop your working skills through a supported work experience placement, preparing you for a more independent life
  • Take part in workshops with teachers & students from Laine Theatre Arts


100% Coursework

Studying at Alton College:

As part of the course students will be involved in various productions/performances demonstrating the skills they have developed during their time on the course.  This will mean that, on occasion, students will be required to work ‘unsociable’ hours due to evening performances or work experience in theatres.
Some students have to travel by bus to college and they found the college day much longer than a school one. This takes a little while to get used to and can mean they are tired in the early part of the course.

Entry requirements:

No formal qualifications or previous experience is required, but a good attitude to learning is important, as is a keen interest in the performing arts.

Course costs:

Purchase of uniform: £45
Trips throughout the year from £20 each