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Find the drama, music and performing arts course for you

Take to the stage, hone your talents, and prepare for a career in drama, music or the performing arts

Drama, music and performing arts are an essential part of any thriving society. Whether spreading joy or shining a light on injustice, the performing arts remain an increasingly important subject.

Our courses will prepare you for work in the arts and you'll network with other artists – giving you a springboard for future projects and collaborations. We'll grow your understanding of the historical and cultural history of the arts, and help you learn the latest techniques.

As well as performance, your studies will give you the grounding for a career as a writer, producer, manager and many other adjacent professions - from arts teaching to starting your own company.

Why study Drama, Music and Performing Arts?

  • We have strong links to local theatres such as the New Theatre Royal, where you can do an optional placement year to gain valuable work experience and get professional input.
  • Music students have done placements at Hot Vox Studios, Blackhill Studios and Mayfield Studios
  • Get insight from our regular guest speakers. Recent speakers have included Sheila Hancock, Edward Bond, Mark Ravenhill, David Edgar, Howard Brenton, Michelene Wandor, Pete Wyer and Yvon Bonenfant
  • Use our sound labs and our performance studios to hone your talents.
Discover drama, music and performing arts

If you take this course, it'll be the best 3 years of your life and you’ll leave with the confidence and life skills needed to succeed. Thanks to my degree, I'm now running my own drama department, helping students passionate about the performing arts get through their GCSEs and A levels.

Harriet Baynham-Williams, BA (Hons) Drama & Performance

Postgraduate Drama, Music and Performing Arts courses (2019/20 entry)