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.

Technical Theatre Diploma level 3

Course Code: C0169

Key Information

  • Start Date 02 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

The course covers all the behind-the-scenes roles involved in backstage technical theatre and concert production. You will help run internal and external shows at our professional city centre venue, the Sue Townsend Theatre, learning on the job to gain the skills you need to get work in this booming market. This programme is two years […]

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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 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 (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 1 year
  • 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 will develop […]

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Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) BTEC Diploma level 3

Course Code: C0167

Key Information

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

This is a dynamic, performance-based musical theatre course focusing on the key disciplines of singing, dancing and acting. Professional practitioners with West End experience lead a diverse range of practical sessions which will challenge and inspire the next generation of budding performers. Recent performance opportunities have included: participating in musicals and performing at Curve, Coventry […]

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Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) Extended Diploma

Course Code: C0168

Key Information

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

This is dynamic and intensive performance-based musical theatre course continues to focus on the key disciplines of singing, dancing and acting and is ideal for those who have obtained a level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) or equivalent. Professional practitioners with West End experience lead a diverse range of practical sessions […]

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Performing Arts BTEC Extended Certificate Acting and Dance level 2

Course Code: C0162

Key Information

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

This course has a route for either actors or dancers. If you think you might have what it takes to be a performer, if you are willing to work hard and dedicate yourself to achieving this goal, then this course is the way to prove it. Your work will be based on realistic professional situations […]

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BA (Hons) in Acting (Creative Performance Practice)

Course Code: C6089

Key Information

  • Start Date 16 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

Inspired by performing arts, our innovative study programme would suit anyone looking to widen their creative performance beyond acting. Our conservatoire-style course covers sixteen modules across a wide range of performing arts skills and knowledge, this accelerated degree course will enable you to work in the industry or continue your studies to a Masters level. Working in partnership with De Montfort University and The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts our industry-led course will open up various opportunities for your future in performing arts.

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