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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.

Joe Harrison

Joe Harrison

Musical Theatre Course level 3

Joe is now preparing to go to ArtsEd.
“There were 50 boys at the audition. I had to do a dance workshop and sing a ballad song.
Joe cancelled his other interviews after securing a place at his dream school, ArtsEd.

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Music Performance Level 2 (BTEC L2 Diploma Music Industry Skills – Performance) – C0125

Course Code: C0125

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 11 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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Performing and Production Arts Industry Skills Diploma level 2 – C0162

Course Code: C0162

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 11 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 (Dance) National Foundation Diploma level 3 – C8006

Course Code: C8006

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 11 Sep 2023
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Work, develop, choreograph and perform in a variety of styles using the skills and techniques learned on this course. With trips, visits, links to local companies and oppurtunities to network and perform at events, this course aims to help you develop your dancing abilities as well as gain an understanding of the performance arts industry.

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Performing Arts Practice (Acting) National Foundation Diploma level 3 – C8008

Course Code: C8008

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 11 Sep 2023
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

If you have ambitions of pursuing a career as an actor on the stage or screen then having a strong practical acting ability is essential. This course will help you nurture and develop that talent through a variety of performance styles including stage performance, acting for the camera, classical contemporary theatre, improvisation and more.

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Performing Arts Practice (Musical Theatre) National Foundation Diploma level 3 – C8010

Course Code: C8010

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 11 Sep 2023
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Looking to start a career in Musical theatre? During this practical and vibrant course you will take part in two major productions as well as learn all about the industry, techniques, practice and knowledge needed to support you and your performance goals, all whilst studying the 3 core disciplines of musical theatre: dancing, singing, and acting

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Acting For Beginners – C8000

Course Code: C8000

Key Information

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

Prepare for the stage and a career in performing arts with our short course in Acting for Beginners. You will learn the essential skills that will help you get into character and become creative with different texts to support your performance. This is a great opportunity to also build confidence in yourself.

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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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Music Performance Level 2 (BTEC L2 Diploma Music Industry Skills – Performance) – C0125

Course Code: C0125

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 10 Sep 2024
  • 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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