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.

Creativity Matters.

Where would we be without creativity? We’re here to stand for creative arts and design, for media and journalism, for music and performance and more.

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Why choose us?

  • Work on live briefs and client-based work.
  • Collaborate on cross-discipline projects with students on other courses.
  • Participate in employability events and boost your CV.
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Future Careers and Opportunities

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 sustain successful careers as artists, performers, composers and engineers while performing arts graduates move into a variety of performance-related jobs including West End, touring, regional and overseas musical theatre or work as actors or performers with touring companies, creative artists and directors.

Behind the scenes operatives are in short supply. Specialist technicians in roles such as film, lighting and sound are in high demand. A number of performing arts graduates also progress on to teaching courses, MA study or work as independent dance artists. 

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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.

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