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.

What our learners say...

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.

Acting Foundation Degree

Course Code: C0046

  • Start Date 26 Sep 2018
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 2 years
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

The foundation degree in acting, awarded by De Montfort University, is designed to mirror some of the experience that takes place at a conservatoire, with its concentration on professional training and focus on the core skills of acting, voice and movement. Due to the intensive nature of the course, we take a small […]

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BA (Hons) in Acting (Creative Performance Practice)

Course Code: C6089

  • Start Date 24 Sep 2018
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 2 years
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

The course provides an intensive conservatoire-style acting training with a bias towards actors wishing to develop their skills in entrepreneurial, dramaturgical, and broader production expertise. The course will develop your entrepreneurial skills as a theatre maker. The intense nature of the programme, content and learning means the retention of skills (physical, vocal and imagination) will […]

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

Course Code: C0043

  • Start Date 26 Sep 2018
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year

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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Dance Education and Community Practice Foundation Degree

Course Code: C6062

  • Start Date 24 Sep 2018
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 2 years
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

FdA Dance Education and Community Practice (Subject to Validation) This course is aimed at those wishing to pursue a career in dance and dance teaching. Whether your interest is in formal (primary, secondary, further education) or recreational settings (community dance, youth dance, after school clubs, sports / leisure) this course allows you to develop […]

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Dance for Beginners

Course Code: C5309

  • Start Date 09 Apr 2018
  • Study Hours Part Time
    7 hours per week
  • Duration 7 weeks
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This course is for beginners who have an interest in dance and who wish to have a go . You will take part in weekly practical dance classes, where you will have the opportunity to learn different dance styles. The course will cover urban, jazz, and commercial dance. You will begin to understand different techniques […]

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Dance Foundation Degree

Course Code: C0048

  • Start Date 26 Sep 2018
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 2 years
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

The dance foundation degree is an intensive, dynamic course designed to prepare the dancer for the professional industry. Emphasis is placed upon studio practice whilst developing the academic knowledge required for a lasting career. You will engage in an intensive programme to develop a strong foundation in dance technique and performance across a variety of […]

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Performing Arts (Acting) BTEC Diploma level 3

Course Code: C0163

  • Start Date 04 Sep 2018
  • 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 (Dance) BTEC Diploma level 3

Course Code: C0165

  • Start Date 04 Sep 2018
  • 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 (Musical Theatre) BTEC Diploma level 3

Course Code: C0167

  • Start Date 05 Sep 2018
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 2 years
  • 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, […]

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