Leeds Beckett University

Performing Arts Leeds Beckett University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

TEF Silver

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Study the performing arts while nurturing your artistic individuality. You will learn more about your current artistic interests as you draw from a range of disciplines as inspiration for your project work.

Your passion might be to develop your skills in creative text writing, dance, acting or directing. You will use project work to explore your particular area of interest and you will enhance your practical performance skills through weekly technique classes and creative workshops, also developing confidence in your ability to create performance work.

You will study a range of practical modules that develop your knowledge in many different performance areas, from creating work specifically for festivals, to the role of art in society and the realities of applying for funding.

You will undertake a professional placement during your second year, and your third-year project work will be showcased in front of professional artists and producers at the University's annual Lift Off festival.

Course details


  • Year 1 Core Modules:
    • Critical Context 1: Historical Lineages
    • Critical Context 2: Performance Practices & Perspectives
    • Performance Strategies 1: Texts
    • Performance Strategies 2: Ensemble
    • Making Dance Work
    • Choreography in Performance Practices
  • Year 2 Core Modules:
    • Critical Context 3: Reading Performance
    • Critical Context 4: The Body in Performance
    • The Project Lab
    • Collaboration
    • Cultural Perspectives
    • Placement
  • Year 3 Core Modules:
    • Making Work for Festival Contexts
    • Arts & Social Engagement
    • Publishing
    • Lift Off 1
    • Lift Off 2

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course code W4F6
Institution code L27
Campus name City CampusC
Campus code C

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 120 points A minimum of 80 points from two A levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.

Additional entry requirements


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. The selection days are scheduled for 15 November, 29 November, 6 December, 10 January, 31 January, 14 February and 28 February. Invitations are sent via UCAS and you should check your UCAS Track account for further details.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £10,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Leeds Beckett University
City Campus

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