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Welcome > Higher Education > Higher Education Subject Areas > Performing Arts
Study one of our performance courses and you will develop your technical ability in acting, dancing or singing within our £21 million specialist facility, the Performance Academy.
This exciting practical training course has been designed by professional dance practitioners to introduce the skills and knowledge required to become a dancer performer, choreographer, practitioner and teacher. This course combines technical training, creative workshops, performance opportunities, academic and industry skills. In addition to continuous training in contemporary, ballet and jazz, urban and commercial techniques, you’ll be offered the unique opportunity to explore a variety of dance processes and movement styles to become a versatile performer.
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FdA Musical Theatre
You will undertake comprehensive training in dance, acting and singing and will gain extensive stage experience, participating in workshops led by leading choreographers.
Sessions are performance based and designed to develop your skills on stage, working on choreography, scripts and lyrics. Classes throughout the academic year will build these skills and help you to understand the repertoire you suit for auditions.
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BA (Hons) Musical Theatre (Top-Up)
This course has been designed for those wishing to advance their professional practice in musical theatre. The course caters to those who wish to gain an honours degree having already studied a Foundation Degree (or equivalent) or have extensive experience within the industry. The course is predominately vocational and students receive equal
amounts of dance, acting and singing technique which is linked with the current market and industry standards. The programme also delivers academic studies such as research and dissemination, which will enable students to use their theoretical knowledge of musical theatre and develop their own area of study/practice.
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BA (Hons) Creative Enterprise (Top-Up)
The philosophy of this degree is to replicate the first year of industry practice rather than the last year of education. You will research and design your own project brief and see it through to completion. Whatever you propose should be closely tied to your career aspirations and the needs of industry. So if you want to establish yourself as a professional practitioner your project will be carefully researched to make sure it takes you a step closer to realising your ambitions. It should build on your strengths and further develop the skills and interests you had at Foundation Degree level.
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BA (Hons) Acting and Performance Practice
This programme aims to provide actor training in the North East that integrates the practical aspects of an accredited drama school training with the transferable skills and employer links that graduates require to create work in the region and beyond. This programme is aimed at those who wish to perform, write, direct, teach and work in this very exciting and driven industry. Modules have been designed in partnership with employers and alongside our students to ensure the programme is relevant to current industry trends. The programme is taught by experienced practitioners who are still working in the industry which helps to continually develop the programme. The vocational nature of this course ensures you will learn by doing. The programme involves intensive, practical performance training with relevant academic and creative study and is suited to those who are highly determined and want to succeed in a challenging industry.
BA (Hons) Dance
This course has been designed in collaboration with professional dance practitioners to allow you to develop the skills and knowledge required to become a successful dance performer, choreographer, practitioner and/or teacher.
It offers a unique opportunity to undertake a course which synthesises technical training, creative workshops, performance opportunities, academic and industry skills. In addition to continuous training in contemporary, ballet and jazz/urban techniques, you’ll be encouraged to explore a variety of dance processes and movement styles to become a versatile performer.
You will experience a range of creative and collaborative projects led by our teaching staff who are industry experienced, having worked in the dance sector for many years as performers, choreographers and dance facilitators.