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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.

Demi Kemp

Demi Kemp

Dance Extended Diploma level 3

'Joining this course was one of the best choices for me and I’m glad that I did. After college I want to go to university and study dance, I feel like I now can do that as I’ve gained a lot of confidence.'

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

Course Code: C6089

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 19 Sep 2022
  • 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 26 Sep 2022
  • 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 26 Sep 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 2 years
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

This foundation degree gives you an excellent grounding of 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 into this fun and vibrant industry.

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

Course Code: C6089

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 01 Aug 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 Foundation Degree – C2335

Course Code: C2335

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 26 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 of 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 into this fun and vibrant industry.

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Musical Theatre (Industry Preparation) HND – C2330

Course Code: C2330

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 26 Oct 2023
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 2 years
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

With access to experienced teaching, masterclasses from industry experts and the opportunity to further your skills to a professional level, our course will ensure you are a well-rounded triple threat performer. You will be challenged in three different disciplines to prepare you for your assessments and your progression beyond this course.

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