Professional training is an integral part of life at the University of Surrey and is a fantastic opportunity for our GSA BA Dance and BA Theatre & Performance students to extend their programme to 4 years to include a Professional Training Year.

The University’s pioneering Professional Training placement programme has over 2,300 partner organisations in the UK and overseas. These organisations provide opportunities for students to put their skills into practice and to experience a real professional environment from a wide range of industries and disciplines

Discover more about the University of Surrey Professional Training opportunities.

Professional Training placements are not only beneficial for the students but they also provide the employers with a wealth of new opportunities.

If you would like to employ a BA Dance or BA Theatre & Performance student during their Professional Training Year contact our Professional Training Team.

I recently completed my Professional Training Year placement at Akram Khan Company – a professional dance company who are known worldwide for producing thoughtful, provocative and ambitious dance productions for the international stage. I was based in London for the majority of my placement but had the unique opportunity to go on tour with the company.

- Amy Sharkey, BA (Hons) Dance

I did a Professional Training placement at 96.4 Eagle Radio for a year and it was really great! I did lots of great things whilst at Eagle, in fact it’s fair to say that they completely changed my life. I would definitely recommend a Professional Training placement. It’s incredible. It totally changed me as a person and it also got me a job offer for when I graduate from University Of Surrey. The thing is, a degree teaches you how an industry works, but you can’t understand how you fit into that industry until you go out there and throw yourself into it.

- Andy Plom, BA (Hons) Theatre and Performance