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Undergraduate Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre

Whatever your dream role – from actor, dancer and singer to choreographer, director and teacher – at Edge Hill you’ll get an education that goes beyond the lecture theatre. Our holistic approach to talent development, creative and critical thinking, teamwork and problem-solving, alongside specialised modules and real-world experience, will mean you’re more than ready to seize the opportunities that await. Your dream role is within reach.

Work alongside students and staff on our professional-level productions, on professional-level stages.

Not everyone wants to be a performer. You can be assessed in any relevant area, from directing and playwriting to choreography.

Find your niche with optional modules, placements and projects, whether that’s in contemporary dance, American musicals or applied theatre.

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Discover Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre at Edge Hill University

We believe that to understand theatre, you have to make it. With our production-focused courses, you can specialise in whatever area interests you, with dance ranging from ballet to jazz, folk to somatic practice and drama areas including acting, writing, directing and applied theatre.
Maria Mortimer posing in sportswear

I was a member of Edge Hill’s Undergraduate Dance Company. I’ve worked with international choreographers and music professionals, performed at festivals and events across the country, and appeared in a couple of music videos.

Maria Mortimer

BA (Hons) Dance

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Evie Askew professional photo

I’ve learned not to be afraid of trying things at Edge Hill. I’ve really grown in confidence. I feel like I can do anything now.

Evie Askew

BA (Hons) Musical Theatre

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The collective offer of modules, tutors, facilities and undergraduate dance companies has made this course an amazing experience. It’s given me the opportunity to experiment in different areas of dance and to develop the skills and contacts I need for a professional career.

Joshua Toft-Wild

BA (Hons) Dance

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Drama student Kate-Elizabeth

I’ve performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and at a conference in New York. Being part of Mrs Pankhurst’s Players, a feminist theatre collective made up of staff and students, has been an amazing experience.

Kate-Elizabeth Carey

BA (Hons) Drama

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Leah Mullock, dance student

Performing pieces created by us was the most memorable course moment to date. The degree develops your confidence, determination and individuality. There’s something about the energy and drive on stage, it’s really special.

Leah Mullock

BA (Hons) Dance

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Catherine Bolton

I’ve worked on over 20 different TV shows...from dating and game shows to singing, reality and talent shows.

Catherine Bolton

BA (Hons) Media and Drama

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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 English and 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 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.

Arts Centre

The Rose Theatre