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As a dancer, actor or musical theatre performer with a Performing Arts degree at Newcastle College University Centre, you will develop your skills for an exciting and successful career in industry.


Our degrees are all about providing you with the practical skills necessary to thrive within your chosen industry. You will study in our state-of-the-art Performance Academy to hone your craft and learn from tutors who will bring their industry experience and in-depth knowledge of life on stage, in front of the camera and behind the scenes.

Our alumni have gone on to have fulfilling and successful careers as performers, choreographers, directors, writers, teachers and performing arts producers. You will be joining an array of artists, performers and stage managers who have tread the boards before you, showcasing the very best talent Newcastle College University Centre has to offer.

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What can I study?

CertHE Dance

Put your best foot forward with this practical dance course, designed by professional dance practitioners.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 11th September 2023
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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CertHE Musical Theatre

Prepare to enter the spotlight with this exciting and highly practical one-year Musical Theatre course.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 11th September 2023
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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BA (Hons) Acting for Stage and Screen

Tread the boards and prepare for a career in theatre or on television by combining practical performance training with academic and creative study on our industry-integrated course.

Length: 3 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 11th September 2023
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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BA (Hons) Dance

Take the lead with your career on this intensive and practical Dance degree.

Length: 3 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 11th September 2023
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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BA (Hons) Musical Theatre (Top-Up)

Put your career centre stage and advance your professional skills in acting, singing and dancing in this practical Musical Theatre degree.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 11th September 2023
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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What can I do with a qualification in Performing Arts?

Daily tasks:

  • Plays pre-recorded music at nightclubs, discotheques, and private functions.
  • Conducts interviews and prepares reports for news broadcasts, current affairs programmes and documentaries.
  • Introduces and presents radio and television programmes, reads news bulletins and makes announcements.
  • Trains animals to perform entertaining routines and may perform with them.
  • Performs singing, comedy, acrobatic, illusion and conjuring routines.
  • Assumes character created by a playwright or author and communicates this to an audience.
  • Studies script, play or book and prepares and rehearses interpretation.

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Daily tasks:

  • Demonstrates and directs dance moves, monitors and analyses technique and performance, and determines how improvements can be made.
  • Participates in dance performance.
  • Attends rehearsals to develop and practice dance routines for performance.
  • Builds and maintains stamina, physical strength, agility and general health through fitness exercises and healthy eating.

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