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About the School of Performing Arts

The performing arts are arguably the most physical of all artistic expression; performers use their body and voice to breath life into their art. In preparation for this demanding role, the University of Wolverhampton gives its musicians, actors and dancers the ideal stage and tuition to fine their craft.

Performing Arts facilities

Our landmark building, the Performance Hub on Walsall Campus provides advanced teaching and performance areas including a black box performance space with flexile seating, superbly equipped music practice rooms, recording, dance and drama studios and rehearsal, audio and video technology rooms, allowing you to express your passion for the performing arts in a fitting environment. Our students also have access to the prestigious Arena Theatre on City Campus, where they regularly perform their work.

Performing Arts staff

The specialist knowledge, talent and innovation of our lecturers will help you get the maximum value from your time here. For example, Steve Cooper, Popular Music course leader, has performed with Robert Plant and Lionel Richie, and has many published album books to his credit by artists such as Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age. Professor Matt Wyon, whose world leading research explores the link between physical fitness and aesthetics in dance, has received wide acclaim for the design of an ultra-supportive ballet shoe. Drama lecturer Peter Cann is a professional writer and theatre director and his works tour internationally to great acclaim, while Musical Theatre lecturer Dr Demetris Zavros has worked as a composer with the companies including the National Theatre of Cyprus, the National Theatre of Greece and West Yorkshire Playhouse.

View the School of Performing Arts brochure