Performing Arts Degree Courses in the UK - Bachelors & Masters

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
Performing Arts (Acting) HND Chesterfield College - - - £6995 - - Chesterfield On campus Full-time
Performing Arts BA (Hons) University of Sunderland 81% 5% 10% £9250 £16000 136 Sunderland On campus Full-time
Performing Arts BA (Hons) University of Gloucestershire 73% 10% 0% £9250 £15000 £15450 145 Cheltenham On campus Full-time
Performing Arts with Integrated Foundation Year BA (Hons) University of Sunderland 78% 5% 10% £9250 £16000 131 Sunderland On campus Full-time
Performing Arts BA (Hons) Leeds Beckett University 62% 5% 0% £9250 - 119 Leeds On campus Full-time
Performing Arts BA (Hons) Canterbury Christ Church University 71% 5% 10% £9250 - 131 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Performing Arts BA (Hons) University of East London 89% - 0% £9250 £14160 123 London On campus Full-time
Performing Arts BA (Hons) University of Bedfordshire 95% 9% 4% £9250 - 128 Luton On campus Full-time
Performing Arts BA (Hons) BIMM - British and Irish Modern Music Institute 40% - 1% £9250 £15950 135 Hove On campus Full-time
Performing Arts with Foundation Year BA (Hons) University of Bedfordshire 79% 9% 4% £9250 - 128 Luton On campus Full-time
Performing Arts BA (Hons) Bath Spa University 88% 5% 13% £9250 - 129 Bath On campus Full-time
Performing Arts with Foundation Year BA (Hons) Canterbury Christ Church University 71% 5% 15% £9250 - 93 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Performing Arts HND Hertford Regional College - 10% 10% £6165 - 99 Broxbourne On campus Full-time
Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) HND Weymouth College - - 15% £6250 £6250 - Weymouth On campus Full-time
Performing Arts with Acting Specialism HNC North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College 81% 0% 5% £5950 - - Nuneaton On campus Full-time
Performing Arts FdA The Bournemouth and Poole College 73% 0% 20% £7250 - - Poole On campus Full-time
Performing Arts (Acting Pathway) HND South Essex College of Further and Higher Education 92% - 15% £7000 - - Southend-on-Sea On campus Full-time
Performing Arts BA (Hons) WCG -Warwickshire College Group - - 0% £7975 £11950 - Leamington Spa On campus Full-time
Performing Arts FdA WCG -Warwickshire College Group - - 15% £7975 £11950 - Leamington Spa On campus Full-time
Performing Arts FdA University of South Wales - - 15% £7500 £12300 - Pontypridd On campus Full-time
Performing Arts (Technical Arts) Media Make-Up HND New College Swindon - - 0% £7500 £7750 £9200 - Swindon On campus Full-time
Performing Arts FdA Grimsby Institute - - 30% £8500 - - Grimsby On campus Full-time
Performing Arts (Dance Pathway) HND South Essex College of Further and Higher Education 92% - 15% £7000 - - Southend-on-Sea On campus Full-time
Performing Arts (Acting) HNC Coleg Llandrillo (Llandrillo College) - - - £8300 £8300 - Colwyn Bay On campus Part-time
Performing Arts (Top-Up) BA (Hons) WCG -Warwickshire College Group - - - £7975 £11950 - Leamington Spa On campus Full-time
Performing Arts HND West Thames College - - - £5000 £8000 - Isleworth On campus Full-time
Doctor of Performing Arts - Full Time study DPerf Royal Conservatoire of Scotland - - - £9637 £22428 - Glasgow On campus Full-time
Performing Arts FdA Bradford College - - 5% £8000 - - Bradford On campus Full-time
Doctor of Performing Arts - Part Time Study DPerf Royal Conservatoire of Scotland - - - £4818 £11216 - Glasgow On campus Part-time
Performing Arts (Level 6) BA (Hons) University of Gloucestershire - - - £9250 £15000 £15450 - Cheltenham On campus Full-time
Performing Arts MA BIMM - British and Irish Modern Music Institute - - - £6950 £10950 - Hove On campus Part-time
Performing Arts HND Gloucestershire College - - 5% £7400 - - Gloucester On campus Full-time
Performing Arts (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons) University of East London - - - £9250 £14160 - London On campus Full-time
Performing Arts with Integrated Foundation Year BA (Hons) WCG -Warwickshire College Group - - - £4500 £11950 - Leamington Spa On campus Full-time
Performing Arts (Top Up) BA (Hons) South Essex College of Further and Higher Education - - - £8000 - - Southend-on-Sea On campus Full-time
Performing Arts (Top Up) BA (Hons) The Bournemouth and Poole College - - - £9250 - - Poole On campus Full-time
Acting for Stage & Screen BA (Hons) University Centre Peterborough - - - £8250 - - Peterborough On campus Full-time
Performing Arts (Acting/Dance/Musical Theatre) (Top-Up) BA (Hons) The City of Liverpool College - - - £8400 - - Liverpool On campus Full-time
Performing Arts (General) (Make-up and Hair) HNC South Thames College - - - £6000 - - London On campus Full-time
Performing Arts (Top Up) BA (Hons) Hereford College of Arts - - - £9000 - - Hereford On campus Full-time
Performance in Practice FdA The Sheffield College - - - £7500 - - Sheffield On campus Full-time
Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) HNC The Manchester College - - - £8000 - - Manchester On campus Full-time
Performing Arts (Performance Practice) FdA Brooksby Melton College - - - £8250 - - Brooksby On campus Full-time
Performance in Practice (Top-up) BA (Hons) The Sheffield College - - - £7500 - - Sheffield On campus Full-time
Performing Arts (Dance) HND The City of Liverpool College - - - £6700 - - Liverpool On campus Full-time
Performing Arts (Performance Practice) (Top Up) BA (Hons) Brooksby Melton College - - - £8250 - - Brooksby On campus Full-time
Performing Arts FdA New College Durham - - - £9000 - - Durham On campus Full-time
Performing Arts - Musical Theatre HND Wakefield College - - - £6750 - - Wakefield On campus Full-time
Performing Arts (Acting) HNC The City of Liverpool College - - - £6700 - - Liverpool On campus Full-time
Performing Arts (Acting) HNC Craven College - - - £7500 - - Skipton On campus Full-time
Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) HNC The City of Liverpool College - - - £6673 - - Liverpool On campus Full-time
Performing Arts HNC Shrewsbury Colleges Group - - - £7425 - - Shrewsbury On campus Full-time
Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) HNC University Centre Peterborough - - - £7500 - - Peterborough On campus Full-time
Performing Arts BA (Hons) University of Chester - - - £9250 - - Chester On campus Full-time
Performing Arts (Acting) HND The City of Liverpool College - - - £6700 - - Liverpool On campus Full-time
Performing Arts (Dance) HNC The City of Liverpool College - - - £6700 - - Liverpool On campus Full-time
Performing Arts Top-up BA (Hons) Nottingham College - - - £8250 - - Nottingham On campus Full-time
Performing Arts (Top Up) BA (Hons) Grimsby Institute - - - £8500 - - Grimsby On campus Full-time
Performing Arts (Acting) HNC The Manchester College - - - £8000 - - Manchester On campus Full-time
Performing Arts (Performance) Theatre HND Wakefield College - - - £6750 - - Wakefield On campus Full-time
Performing Arts (General) (Make-up and Hair) HND South Thames College - - - £6000 - - London On campus Full-time
Performing Arts HNC Gloucestershire College - - - £7400 - - Gloucester On campus Full-time
Performing Arts HND Bedford College - - - £6000 - - Bedford On campus Full-time
Performing Arts: Makeup Artistry in the Creative Industries HNC Bury College - - - £8250 - - Bury On campus Full-time
Performing Arts (Acting) HNC South Thames College - - - £6000 - - London On campus Full-time
Performing Arts BA (Hons) Hereford College of Arts - - - £9000 - - Hereford On campus Full-time
Performing Arts (Performance) Dance Pathway HND Wakefield College - - - £6750 - - Wakefield On campus Full-time
Performing Arts MA Buckinghamshire New University - - - - - - High Wycombe On campus Part-time
Performing Arts HNC Westminster Kingsway College - - - - - - London On campus Full-time
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Student Reviews

Overall student satisfaction
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373 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

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Jobs & Career Perspectives

Career perspectives for Performing Arts

15 months after graduation, graduates of this subject were asked about their current circumstances of employment, what they do, and whether their activities and perspectives are directly related to their studies.

Current jobs

Among graduates of Performing Arts who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number who “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statements about their job.

Typical employers for graduates of Performing Arts

  • Advertising Agencies
  • Entertaining Companies
  • Art Museums
  • Ballet Companies
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Cruise Lines
  • Movie Studios
  • Party Companies
  • Performing Arts Companies
  • Radio/TV/Film
  • Theatres
  • Talent Agencies

Specialisations within Performing Arts

  • Prosthetic Make- up
  • Circus Arts
  • Magic
  • Musical Theatre
  • Stage Combat
  • Ventriloquism
  • Directing
  • Speech
  • Mime
  • Opera
  • Puppetry
  • Ballet

Jobs of graduates of Performing Arts (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Performing Arts at Anglia Ruskin University

25% Media Professionals
20% Administrative occupations
10% Welfare and housing associate professionals
10% Leisure, travel and related personal service occupations
10% Teaching Professionals
10% Medical Practitioners
10% Sales occupations
10% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals

Grading & Study Time

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Performing Arts

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Performing Arts, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

FAQ

Performing Arts is the study of art forms in which artists use their body, voice, or objects to convey artistic expression. Performing Arts include a variety of disciplines but all are intended to be performed in front of a live audience.

  • The following degrees are offered for Performing Arts studies:
  • Higher National Diploma - HND
  • Higher National Certificate - HNC
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA
  • Doctor of Performing Arts - DPerf
  • Master of Arts - MA