Performing Arts and Music
We offer an exciting range of Performing Arts and Music courses which have creative, vocational and hands-on practice-based activities at their centre. Our tutors are knowledgeable, experienced in their fields and are also active practitioners.
It’s our great industry links and the opportunities to work on live briefs and client-based projects that we provide throughout degrees that make our students work-ready upon graduation.
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Why choose us?
- Work on live briefs and client-based work.
- Our performing arts courses (non-specific) are ranked 1st in the UK for teaching on the courses (National Student Survey, 2023) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
- Participate in employability events and boost your CV.
What can I do with a performing arts or music degree?
Acting graduates including Mandip Gill and Freddie Bolt have appeared as regular characters in two of the nation’s leading soaps. Music alumni go on to careers as artists, performers, composers, and engineers. Studying performing arts leads to careers in the West End and regional and overseas musical theatre. Work as actors or performers with touring companies, creative artists, and directors. Many graduates progress to teaching and working as independent dance artists. Behind the scenes operatives are in short supply. Specialist technicians in roles such as film, lighting and sound are in high demand.
Studying performing arts and music could lead to a future career as a:
- Professional actor
- Community arts worker
Explore the facilities
Students have access to a range of internal services here, such as the Creative Innovation Zone, which gives students the unique opportunity to work on live briefs set by a range of companies in the North West and beyond - this allows students to exhibit their creative problem-solving skills, as well as allowing students to put theory into practice.
Students also have access to our Propeller service, allowing students to start up their own business through one-to-one mentoring, masterclasses and possible access to funding. With creative students three times more likely to start up a business after graduating - this is an excellent way of getting ahead of the game.