How you'll study performing arts

You will have the opportunity to undertake modules involving industry work placements as part of your degree. Our experienced staff will help you find the best opportunities for real life experience.

Dance

The dance course is very practical – theory is always related to practice and you will take part in technique classes, choreography, workshops, seminars, and discussions. There are also opportunities to undertake practical work in schools and community settings.

Dance students work with guest choreographers, and perform at local dance venues, in solo and group compositions.

Drama

Drama students are typically assessed through performance, productions, presentations, essays and scripting exercises. And the good news? There are currently no exams on this course!

Our drama students are involved with a number of arts projects – third year students have formed a community theatre promoters group which will promote shows for the local community.

Music

Performance modules on the music course focus on your personal development as a musician. In composition modules, tutorials help you develop your music writing skills. Historical modules are generally taught through lectures with smaller group work in seminars.

Student support

We provide a comprehensive set of arrangements for student support and guidance centred around the personal tutor system. During induction you will be allocated a personal tutor. They will help you plan your programme of study, offer personal and academic advice and grant extensions.