The Pauline Quirke Full-Time Academy of Performing Arts is our centre for further education, located at PQA Studios in London.
Our Two-Year Diploma in Performing Arts has been designed to offer our students a constantly evolving experience that mirrors the performing arts industry. This prepares them for the rigorous demands of professional training at the UK's leading conservatoires.
At the end of the course, students will be awarded an OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in Performing Arts. This is a level 3 Qualification, equivalent to 3 A-Levels.
Entry to our full-time course is by audition. All applicants will be invited to one of our audition workshops. Auditions take place in November, February, April, and June each year.
Our audition days include a full timetable of group and individual sessions, to provide the most time possible for our team to get to know potential students, and for applicants to fully experience our atmosphere and style of training. We try to ensure all auditionees feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible, so they can deliver to their potential, and have a fantastic experience.
Applicants must be 16 years or over at the start of the course.