This course brings together the 'triple threat' of singing, dancing, and acting. Develop acting techniques on stage and for the camera. Strengthen your voice and singing with regular tuition. Take dance lessons including ballet, tap, modern and jazz. You’ll learn from lecturers who are performing arts professionals, having worked with organizations such as the Royal Shakespeare Company. Throughout the degree, you’ll be able to choose modules based on what you’re passionate about. You'll have opportunities to study other aspects of theatre, such as choreography, technical theatre, and business development; theoretical study underpins all elements of the course.
With eight live performance opportunities each year, including full-scale musicals, you'll gain plenty of experience, working in real theatres with industry experts. You’ll learn with international theatre companies at renowned events and locations. Students have recently been developing skills with Motionhouse Dance Company and Frantic Assembly, as well as performing at Edinburgh Fringe, Jolt Theatre, and Strike Light festivals. You'll also make the most of performances at local theatres and venues such as the Everyman and The Wilson Art Gallery. At the end of your final year, you’ll undertake a professional showcase to industry agents in London to kick-start your career.
A module on digital theatre will offer you the opportunity to develop expertise in digital media. You’ll strengthen your performance skills through pre-filmed work and move from performing on and off-screen. You’ll learn in our purpose-built £2million Performing Arts and Events Centre at Oxstalls campus. These facilities include a dance studio with a harlequin-sprung floor, full lighting rig and sound, an acoustically designed music and singing room, a drama studio with a full lighting rig and a multi-media studio.
Weekly practical technique classes in voice, singing, and dance combine with academic support and engaging modules. With 22 hours of contact time with tutors each week during term time, you will be supported to graduate career-ready.
- Theatre director
Organisations we work with include: the Royal Shakespeare Company; BBC; Motionhouse Dance Company; Frantic Assembly Theatre Company; Battersea Arts Centre; The Everyman, King's, Olympus and Playhouse theatres; Wilson Art Gallery and Museum; Edinburgh Fringe Festival; Jolt Theatre Festival; Strike a Light Festival; and the National Trust.