Welcome to APTA

The Academy of Performing and Technical Arts is here to take Stockton Riverside College’s Further and Higher Education courses for the arts to the next level.

Incorporating Art & Design, Film & TV, Makeup for Stage and Screen and Performing Arts, APTA is here to cultivate the new stock of creative talent for the region.

Why Choose APTA?

Stockton Riverside College has always had a hugely successful and vibrant Performing and Creative Arts department. Who can forget performances such as West Side Story, our Production Art displays at Stockton’s Festival of Thrift and our wonderful Summer Film Festivals? There are so many talented individuals within the Tees Valley, within the Performing and Technical Arts sector that we thought the time was right to launch a new Academy of Performing and Technical Arts (APTA) here at the college offering provision from 16 right up to Higher Education.

We launched APTA to help meet the demand for highly-skilled, creative and technical people who are ready to meet the growing demand of this thriving sector. With courses in Art & Design, Fashion and Clothing, Film and TV, Musical Theatre, and Performing Arts, where students are taught by our talented team of lecturers who have hands-on experience of the Creative Sector, we are fully prepared to ensure both the regional and national demand for a vibrant creative workforce will be met.

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