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.

Open day 24 November

Open day 24 November

11am - 3pm, Abbey Park, Freemen's Park and St Margaret's Campuses

When you’re making decisions about what to do next year – whether that is after your GCSEs, A Levels, BTECs or if you are returning to learning – there’s no substitute to visiting the College and discovering the range of courses and apprenticeships on offer for yourself.

At Open Day you can find out more about Leicester College, look around our campuses and see the facilities available to all of our students, as well as talk to tutors and current students.

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Acting Foundation Degree

Course Code: C0046

  • Start Date 26 Sep 2019
  • 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 10 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 2 years
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

Applications to the course should be made directly to Leicester College using our application (please click on the Apply Now button on the home page), NOT through UCAS. 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. […]

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

Course Code: C0043

  • Start Date 26 Sep 2019
  • 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 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 2 years
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This course is 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 essential skills and […]

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Dance Foundation Degree

Course Code: C0048

  • Start Date 26 Sep 2019
  • 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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Extended Diploma Performing Arts (Acting) Year 2

Course Code: C0164

  • 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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Extended Diploma Performing Arts (Dance) Y2

Course Code: C0166

  • 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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Extended Diploma Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) Y2

Course Code: C0168

  • 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 (Acting) BTEC Diploma level 3

Course Code: C0163

  • 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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