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.

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.

Sophia Michiko

Sophia Michiko

Foundation Degree in Dance

The teachers are amazing at the College and I have had some fantastic experiences. The dance styles I have learnt helped me get a place in Team England and represent the country in the World Championship in Florida.

BA (Hons) in Acting (Creative Performance Practice)

Course Code: C6089

Key Information

  • Start Date 17 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 2 years
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

To make a direct application to Leicester College for this course, please apply via the home page using the apply button. The BA (Hons) Acting (Creative Performance Practice) course is an accelerated degree delivered in two years. This course provides an intensive conservatoire-style acting training with a bias towards actors wishing to develop their […]

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BA (Hons) in Acting (Creative Performance Practice)

Course Code: C6089

Key Information

  • Start Date 16 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 2 years
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

To make a direct application to Leicester College for this course, please apply via the home page using the apply button. The BA (Hons) Acting (Creative Performance Practice) course is an accelerated degree delivered in two years. This course provides an intensive conservatoire-style acting training with a bias towards actors wishing to develop their […]

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BA (Hons) Performing Arts (Professional Studies) level 6

Course Code: C0043

Key Information

  • Start Date 24 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 29 weeks

This course has been designed for students who have completed a higher national diploma or foundation degree in performing arts or a related subject and wish to top up their qualification with another year of study to achieve a full degree. The BA Honours Performing Arts (Professional Practice) (Top-up), validated by De Montfort University, is […]

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BA (Hons) Performing Arts (Professional Studies) level 6

Course Code: C0043

Key Information

  • Start Date 23 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 29 weeks

This course has been designed for students who have completed a higher national diploma or foundation degree in performing arts or a related subject and wish to top up their qualification with another year of study to achieve a full degree. The BA Honours Performing Arts (Professional Practice) (Top-up), validated by De Montfort University, is […]

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HNC Performing Arts

Course Code: C6941

Key Information

  • Start Date 23 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 29 weeks
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This dynamic one-year course has been designed to provide a professionally focused, industry-based training and preparation for those with interests in acting, movement, dance and vocal training. Whether your interests are in musical theatre, classical theatre, contemporary theatre or physical theatre this course provides opportunities to strengthen your skills for all genres of performance. […]

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Performing Arts (Acting) BTEC Diploma level 3

Course Code: C0163

Key Information

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 2 years
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This course is about giving you opportunities to perform and to prepare you for the creative industry. You will also develop the vocational skills and professional practice required to perform well. Our highly qualified staff – many with a strong professional background working in theatre, film and television – will be dedicated to giving you […]

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Performing Arts (Acting) Extended Diploma

Course Code: C0164

Key Information

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This course is about giving you opportunities to perform and to prepare you for the creative industry. You will also develop the vocational skills and professional practice required to perform well. Our highly qualified staff – many with a strong professional background working in theatre, film and television – will be dedicated to giving you […]

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Performing Arts (Dance) BTEC Diploma level 3

Course Code: C0165

Key Information

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 2 years
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This dance course is about giving you the opportunity to improve your technical ability in a variety of dance styles as well as developing your choreographic and performance skills. You will develop the vocational skills and professional knowhow to perform well and our highly qualified staff -many with a strong professional background working in theatre […]

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Performing Arts (Dance) Extended Diploma

Course Code: C0166

Key Information

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This course aims to develop your skills following the completion of a level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Dance or equivalent qualification. This dance course is about giving you the opportunity to further improve your technical ability in a variety of dance styles as well as developing your choreographic and performance skills. You […]

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