Performing Arts

Become a creative practitioner and leader. Develop valuable skills, knowledge and personal attributes. Graduate with industry experience and contacts.

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Courses we offer

We offer a range of high-quality courses based at our City Campus and at partner colleges across the North East. Take a look below to find the right course for you and begin your career in the performing arts industry.

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Ignite your passion

A degree in the performing arts, which includes dance, drama and music, is for passionate performers who have a genuine interest in a career within the arts and entertainment industries. The University of Sunderland will ensure you are ready for work upon graduation, having studied with experienced and enthusiastic lecturers bringing a vast range of knowledge in their fields of interest. Staff are research active, and their 'internationally excellent' research will play a major role in your development during your time at the University.

You will be based at City Campus, in the heart of our thriving city, working within our purpose-built Performing Arts facilities. Here, you will be part of an active student community, with a host of events and activities on offer. Close at hand is the Murray Library, open 24 hours a day with excellent IT facilities, books, journals and resources.

Studying Performing Arts at the University of Sunderland can unlock a career in a broad range of areas, with graduates going on to work as performers, teachers, producers, community practitioners, arts administrators, managers and freelancers as well as in many other stimulating jobs in the creative industries. We can ensure that you will not only improve your practice, but also plan and take steps towards your dream career.

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