Performing Arts (Hons) at De Montfort University incorporates many contemporary arts disciplines, such as acting, dance, voice, physical theatre, music theatre, sound design and digital video. It celebrates and investigates the possibilities of live and digital arts in a range of performance contexts, from the traditional to the avant-garde.
With a focus on making performance, you can tailor your studies across three themes – contemporary performance, digital performance or applied arts and education. You will be supported to develop as an innovative artist able to create, perform and manage yourself, and others, within the national and international performing arts industries.
Our graduates are dynamic, creative practitioners who can take a piece of performance right through from creative brief to public performance – skills that are attractive to potential employers.
Our performing arts graduates have real-life experience of working as creative makers, performers and managers, responsible for taking a piece of performance right through from a creative brief to a public performance.
They have skills that are sought after by potential employers and that are valuable for artists who want to create their own work. Recent graduates have developed careers in teaching and training, worked on projects at Curve theatre and Audience of the Future, or have gone on to postgraduate studies such as DMU's Performance Practices MA.
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
Not available for internationals
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.
Typical entry requirements
Plus five GCSEs grades 9-4 including English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above.
We will normally require students have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course.
Interview and Practical Workshop required: Yes
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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