Performing Arts at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS

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Course summary

Study the performing arts while you nurture your artistic individuality on this practical course. As part of your course you’ll:

  • Learn more about your current artistic interests as you draw from a range of disciplines as inspiration for your project work
  • Develop your passion, whether that’s for creative text writing, dance, acting or directing
  • Use project work to explore your particular area of interest
  • Enhance your practical performance skills and confidence in your ability to create performance work through weekly technique classes and creative workshops
  • Undertake a professional placement during your second year
  • Showcase your third-year work in front of professional artists and producers at the Leeds School of Arts annual festival
Find out more Leeds is home to hundreds of professional theatre collectives, dance companies and arts festivals so you’ll be surrounded by a vibrant creative community and an exciting range of performance work. We’ll support you in setting up your second-year professional placement. You could spend a semester learning alongside and networking with one of the many artistic companies in Leeds or you could choose to travel abroad to work for an international organisation. Our students have previously completed placements at Company Chameleon in Manchester, BMotion Festival in Bassano del Grappa, Italy and with theatre company Third Angel based in Sheffield. All of the staff teaching on your course are practising artists, which means our teaching is based on real professional experience. You’ll also have the chance to attend additional workshops delivered by external artists and companies. Our partnerships with organisations such as Compass Live Art Festival and Yorkshire Dance will give you the opportunity to learn from guest lecturers at the top of their field. You’ll have access to specialist studio spaces used by professional artists at Northern Ballet and Yorkshire Dance as well as our own studios at our picturesque Headingley Campus. Why study Performing Arts at Leeds Beckett University...
  • Second-year professional placement working in industry
  • Courses taught by practising artists
  • Workshops and guest lectures delivered by external artists at the top of their field
  • Partnerships with organisations such as Compass Live Art Festival and Yorkshire Dance
  • Access to an industry-standard theatre, performance studios and a host of other performing arts facilities in the new £80-million Leeds School of Arts Building


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Embodying Theatre & Performance Contexts
  • The Physical Practitioner
  • Performance Texts
  • Health & Wellbeing for Artistic Practice
  • Writing & Directing Performance
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • Thinking Bodies in Performance
  • Project Lab
  • Design in/for Performing Arts
  • Musical Theatre Practices
In addition, choose from a list of Year 2 option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list. Year 3 Core Modules:
  • Arts Research
  • Making Work for Festival Contexts
  • Arts & Social Engagement
  • Lift Off 1: Process
- Lift Off 2: Showcase

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

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Applicants who meet the academic entry requirements will be invited to attend a selection day where you will be interviewed individually and take part in a Group Performance Workshop. You are assessed for suitability to the course, on your background skills and knowledge, and on your ability to contribute constructively to a working ensemble. Interviews will be held between November and March. Invitations are sent via UCAS and you should check your UCAS Hub for further details.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

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Performing Arts at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS