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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.

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Music Industry Skills (Performance) BTEC Diploma level 2 – C0125

Course Code: C0125

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 04 Sep 2023
  • 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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Music Performance – BTEC National Extended Diploma level 3 – C0171

Course Code: C0171

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 04 Sep 2023
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 2 years
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

This course is designed to give you, the modern musician, the skills and knowledge you need to pursue a career in the music industry in a variety of roles. It is a two year course with students studying the subsidiary diploma in the first year before progressing into year two complete the extended diploma. Students […]

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Performing and Production Arts Industry Skills Diploma level 2 – C0162

Course Code: C0162

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 04 Sep 2023
  • 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 Extended Diploma level 3 – C3042

Course Code: C3042

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 04 Sep 2023
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 2 years
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Acting consists of a wide variety of techniques, methods and topics and this course strives to secure you with as much of that knowledge as possible. Through practical performance and learning different acting theories, you will build a portfolio of skills desired by professionals in this industry.

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Performing Arts Practice (Dance) National Extended Diploma level 3 – C3041

Course Code: C3041

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 04 Sep 2023
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 2 years
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

This two-year course will set you up to go into the dance industry by providing you with experienced teachers who will help you develop your technical and performance skills in a variety of dance styles and performance techniques. You will have multiple opportunities to perform in a professional theatre and in national and local dance competitions.

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Performing Arts Practice (Musical Theatre) National Extended Diploma level 3 – C3043

Course Code: C3043

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 04 Sep 2023
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 2 years
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Every young performer wants to be a 'triple-threat' so this course is designed to give you the confidence and skills to make that possible. Over two years you will develop your technical and performance skills through a variety of performances and teaching from industry professionals and access to our very own professional theatre.

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BA (Hons) in Acting (Creative Performance Practice) – C6089

Course Code: C6089

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 18 Sep 2023
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 2 years
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Accelerate your opportunities in the performing arts industry with our two-year degree. This is a fantastic springboard for a professional career in acting. Awarded by De Montfort University you will develop the confidence and skillset to purse a career in this industry.

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Music (Performance or Production) Higher National Certificate – C2333

Course Code: C2333

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 25 Sep 2023
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    7 hours per week
  • duration Duration 2 years
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Combining performance skills with industry knowledge this course will help you develop a strong understanding of what it takes to become a performing musician. With access to modern recording studios, industry-expert teaching, and well-equipped rehearsal space, you have the opportunity to take your creativity to the next step and become a professional in the music industry.

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Music Performance Foundation Degree – C2335

Course Code: C2335

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 25 Sep 2023
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 2 years
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

This foundation degree gives you an excellent grounding in a variety of topics to spark your creativity and skills relevant to a career as a performing musician. You will gain invaluable knowledge and hands-on experience which will develop familiarity with this fun and vibrant industry.

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