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Performing Arts

Performing Arts

Our inspiring range of performing arts courses will give you the opportunity to perform in our exciting spaces at our Abbey Park Campus, and other professional venues in the city, including the College’s very own live music and arts centre, the Sue Townsend Theatre.

Be sure to check out our fantastic Sue Townsend Theatre Instagram.

Come check out our fantastic BA Acting Portfolio.

 

Who are Leicester College’s acting and dance courses for?

Our acting and dance courses are suitable for both school leavers as well as older people and/or those with a bit of experience in the industry already. The appropriate level for you will be decided based on your prior qualifications and work experience – many learners stay with us for two or more years to develop their skills to the required level for employment. If you are aged 16 to 19 and don’t yet have your English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above, these subjects will be an essential part of your study programme. All courses are designed to give you the skills and knowledge needed to work in the acting and dance industry.

Our acting courses are available at levels 2, 3, 5 and 6. These courses help learners develop the performance and professional skills focusing on singing, dancing and acting. You will be given many opportunities to perform and you’ll also have a chance to do work experience to give you an insight to the world of work.

Our dance courses are available at levels 2, 3 and 5. Learners will be taught at a professional standard to improve your technical ability in a variety of dance styles and help develop your creativity. The Level 5 course is designed to prepare you for work in the dance industry.

Further Information

Our learners regularly give performances in the city and across the country as well as entering competitions on a local and national level. Our professional practice will give you an insight into the realities of a career in the arts and give you the experience and confidence to succeed in whatever career path you choose.

Harry Redman

Harry Redman

Harry Redman, winner of the 2020 Higher Education Award in Acting: Creative Performance Practice.

"I would absolutely recommend the course that I'm on at the moment to anyone who is looking for higher education in drama. I can assure you that you get the same, if not better training here than you would at a drama school."

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Acting for Beginners – C8071

Course Code: C8071

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 22 Jan 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • duration Duration 7 weeks
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Leicester College has a long tradition of teaching acting, dance and musical theatre courses with many of its students currently starring in West End shows, touring nationally or on TV. Our professional, industry-standard studios and theatres (along with a little help from the tutors) provide outstanding facilities for full and part-time learners.

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Acting (Intermediate) – C8081

Course Code: C8081

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 30 Jan 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • duration Duration 7 weeks
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

This exciting 7-week course, will take place in the Abbey Park Campus Theatre. The Intermediate Acting: Refining the Craft course is designed for adults who have completed our beginners' acting course and are looking to further develop their acting skills. This course delves deeper into acting techniques, character development, and scene work.

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Contemporary Fusion Dance Class – C8083

Course Code: C8083

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 26 Feb 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    1.25 hours per week
  • duration Duration 10 weeks
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Learn new weekly routines as you explore contemporary fusion dance with an lyrical-twist. This 10 week course is for those who looking to strengthen their performance, develop your fitness levels and learn some exciting performance phrases.

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Urban Fusion Dance Class – C8082

Course Code: C8082

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 26 Feb 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    1.25 hours per week
  • duration Duration 10 weeks
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Learn new weekly routines as you explore urban and commercial dance with an afro-twist. This 10 week course is for those who looking to strengthen their performance, develop your fitness levels and pick up some new routines inspired by popular music videos and trends.

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Music Performance Level 2 (BTEC L2 Diploma Music Industry Skills – Performance) – C0125

Course Code: C0125

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 09 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

This course offers a very practical approach to what is involved in being a modern musician. You will learn the skills and knowledge you need to pursue a career in the modern music industry. If you are aged 16 to 18, you will be enrolled on a study programme. This will include retaking GCSEs or […]

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Performing Arts (Dance) National Foundation Diploma level 3 – C8006

Course Code: C8006

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 09 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Work, develop, choreograph and perform in a variety of styles using the skills and techniques learned on this course. With trips, visits, links to local companies and oppurtunities to network and perform at events, this course aims to help you develop your dancing abilities as well as gain an understanding of the performance arts industry.

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Performing Arts Acting and Dance Level 2 – C0162

Course Code: C0162

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 09 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Bringing your performance skills to life, this course will give you the chance to showcase your individual talent in our various pathways. With access to your very own theatre, industry-led teaching and the opportunity to form a portfolio of work with placements and performances, you will find yourself equipped to progress onto university or work.

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Performing Arts Practice (Acting) National Foundation Diploma level 3 – C8008

Course Code: C8008

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 09 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

If you have ambitions of pursuing a career as an actor on the stage or screen then having a strong practical acting ability is essential. This course will help you nurture and develop that talent through a variety of performance styles including stage performance, acting for the camera, classical contemporary theatre, improvisation and more.

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Performing Arts Acting and Dance level 2 – C0162

Course Code: C0162

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 10 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Bringing your performance skills to life, this course will give you the chance to showcase your individual talent in our various pathways. With access to your very own theatre, industry-led teaching and the opportunity to form a portfolio of work with placements and performances, you will find yourself equipped to progress onto university or work.

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