Whether you want to be on stage or working behind the scenes, directing professional actors or working with community groups, our Performing Arts degrees will encourage you to push boundaries as you create, collaborate and critically reflect on dance, drama, musical theatre and contemporary performance.
You may wish to develop your expertise as an expressive dance practitioner, hone your craft in acting, directing, writing or applied drama, combine the practical creation of musical theatre with theoretical study of the genre, or immerse yourself in the visual, physical and multimedia elements of performance.
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.
Performing Arts students at Edge Hill University enjoy industry-standard teaching and learning facilities. The £7million redeveloped Arts Centre houses the University’s Department of Performing Arts in addition to the Rose and Studio Theatres.
The department’s 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 Performing Arts programmes and entertain both students and the local community.