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Study Performing Arts at DMU

De Montfort University, UK

A creative UK university offering courses in Dance, Drama, Performing Arts and Arts Management

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Undergraduate courses

The follow degree courses are 3 years in duration and start in September 2018.

Performing Arts BA (Hons)

Our Performing Arts course focuses on contemporary and innovative performance. You will learn live performance skills including dance and contemporary acting alongside film-making, sound composition and the use of media manipulation software.

Dance BA (Hons)

Our dance course focuses on contemporary dance to develop informed creative practitioners with the skills to work effectively in a range of dance-related careers. Recent graduates are employed as choreographers, performers and producers.

Dance can also be studied alongside Arts and Festivals Management with our Joint Honours degree.

Drama Studies BA (Hons)

Our drama courses combines practical and theoretical explorations of drama. You can choose from a wide variety of modules and will have the opportunity to engage critically with the research and practices of drama- whether devised or scripted, informed by current scholarly thinking or historical theatrical traditions.

Drama can also be studied alongside Arts and Festivals Management, Creative Writing, English or Media with our Joint Honours degree.

Arts and Festivals Management BA (Hons)

This course prepares you for employment in the cultural industries, festival management and the arts. You will have the opportunity to enhance your practical skills through projects and two placements in your chosen arts sector. You will develop a range of skills such as teamwork, marketing and management theory, fundraising, business planning, licensing, health and safety, programming and cultural policy.

Arts and Festivals Management can also be studied alongside Dance or Drama with our Joint Honours degree.

Postgraduate courses

The follow Master's are 1 year in duration and start in September 2018.

Performance Practices MA

This course covers contemporary performance practices and will allow you to enhance your creative and performance skills, theoretical knowledge and research skills. Topics studied include the body in performance; audiences; spaces; narrative; memory; digital technologies and collaboration.

Performance Practices MA

This course functions as a bridging year between your studies and more professional contexts by developing your skills and knowledge to support them in achieving your goals.

Cultural Events Management MSc

This course meets the needs of the expanding cultural events and festivals industry. You will develop a solid understanding of the theory and practice of developing and managing cultural and arts-based events. You could work alongside leading organisations such as the British Arts Festivals Association, Festival Republic (the company behind Latitude, Reading and Leeds), The Spark Children’s Art Festival, and many more. 

 Entry criteria

English language requirements: 

Our performance courses require an IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each band, or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language criteria, you may want to consider joining a DMU pre-sessional English course before you begin your studies.

Academic requirements:

To check the entry criteria for your country, visit or email us at

Students applying for a Performing Arts, Dance or Drama degree at DMU will need to submit an audition via email. For further details contact


Tuition Fees

See a full list of our international tuition fees for 2018/19.


How to apply

Step 1 Download a free application form
Step 2 

 Prepare the following documents:


  • A copy of your qualifications
  • A copy of your English language certificate  
  • A copy of your passport
  • 1 reference for undergraduate study/ 2 references for postgraduate study
  • A recording of your audition (if applicable)
Step 3 Return your application and documents to the International Admissions Office at

Undergraduate students can apply via the Universities and colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) using the UCAS Institution Code: DEM/D26.

Research applicants can find application information on the research pages.


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