Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre


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Whether you want to be on stage or working behind the scenes, directing professional actors or working with community groups, our Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre degrees will encourage you to push boundaries as you create, collaborate and critically reflect on contemporary performance.

You may wish to develop your expertise as an expressive dance practitioner, hone your craft in acting, directing, writing or applied drama, or combine the practical creation of musical theatre with theoretical study of the genre.

If you want to combine the study of Dance and Drama we offer a dedicated Joint Honours degree, while it is also possible to study Drama with a range of other subjects.

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Two students walk away from the Department of Performing Arts and The Arts Centre.Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre students at Edge Hill University enjoy industry-standard teaching and learning facilities in the £7million Arts Centre which is also home to the Rose and Studio Theatres.

The Department of Creative Arts’ outstanding resources ensure you gain practical experience to a professional standard. Contemporary performance environments include dance studios, black box drama studios, rehearsal rooms, a theatre construction workshop, costume construction workshop, scene dock, theatre design studios, digital sound studio, digital design suite, music technology room, music practice studios, a recital room and an outdoor amphitheatre. The Studio Theatre also functions as a fully equipped aerial performance space.

The Arts Centre hosts a diverse range of high-quality productions and performers, including comedy, dance, drama and music, designed to supplement Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre programmes and entertain both students and the local community.

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Open Days and Virtual Events

A prospective student and her mother holding an assortment of printed material during an open day.If you are considering studying at Edge Hill University, the best way we usually recommend to gain an insight into the student experience is to see our stunning campus for yourself by attending an open day.

Our August 2020 open day is going virtual. We will ensure that you can still discover everything that Edge Hill University has to offer and get answers to all of your questions. You will be able to find out more about dance, drama and musical theatre and the University through a series of online activities.

We are continuing to take bookings for subsequent open days while monitoring government advice regarding events. We will communicate all key information to anyone who books to attend.

Book your place at an open day or virtual open day