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Creativity is key to what we do. Studying Dance, Drama, or Musical Theatre, you will be encouraged and nurtured by our experienced team to broaden your ideas. We will guide you through your journey at Edge Hill University as you develop and progress to the graduate destination of your choice. Your ideas will benefit from our academic, industry and technical experience. Our aim is to provide you with a highly supportive environment to help you reach your full potential.

Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre News

Dancers rehearse a routine

How do I become a professional dancer?

How do you turn a passion for dancing and choreography into a career?

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Inspirational opportunities – performing arts

A global hub for performing arts, dancing in the Big Apple is no small achievement for our students. It can only be a positive for both their confidence and their careers. And when it comes to careers, most of us, including Emese and her fellow dancers, need a helping hand. Edge Hill’s Student Opportunity Fund (SOF) is designed to do just that

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Dragged into the limelight

ark Edward describes himself as a “tart-tongued queer”. But he didn’t always. He has been “researching” his identity most of his life, firstly as a young person on a personal journey of self-discovery, then as an academic. We talk to Mark about his research into who he is.

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The art of the audition

Auditioning is not only for those looking to break into the industry. It’s an integral part of the industry, and audition nerves and doubts can plague the most celestial performers, because even they don’t always get the part.

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Performing Arts making a splash in new facility

The Performing Arts department at Edge Hill University are benefiting from the recent conversion of the much-loved old swimming pool into a unique performance space.

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Nick Sanders

My life in musical theatre

Nick Sanders knows; proper musical training is not just for the three years you’re at university, it’s for life.

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Edge Hill alumnus lands role of resident actor for CBBC’s Dengineers

Daniel Hippolyte Carmichael from Skelmersdale, graduated in 2012 with a BA Hons in Drama. Having worked as a comedian, writer and actor for the last decade, he has now been chosen to be the resident actor for CBBC’s Dengineers.

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