Performing Arts and Theatre

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MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism)
Part-time
Mode of study
24
24 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

MA Arts Management
Part-time
Mode of study
2
2 years
Duration

The University of Bolton

BA (Hons) Theatre and Performance (top-up)
Full-time
Mode of study
1
1 year
Duration

The University of Bolton

MA (Specialist Title) for Creative Industries
Part-time
Mode of study
24
24 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

MA (Specialist Title) via Creative Practice
Part-time
Mode of study
2
2 years
Duration

The University of Bolton

MA (Specialist Title) for Creative Industries
Full-time
Mode of study
12
12 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

MA (Specialist Title) for Creative Industries: Extended
Full-time
Mode of study
18
18 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

MA (Specialist Title) via Creative Practice
Full-time
Mode of study
1
1 year
Duration

The University of Bolton

MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism)
Full-time
Mode of study
12
12 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism): Extended
Full-time
Mode of study
18
18 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

MA Arts Management
Full-time
Mode of study
1
1 year
Duration

The University of Bolton

Welcome to Performing Arts and Theatre

Our BA (Hons) Performing Arts degree is industry-led with the focus on you becoming an ‘all-round’ performer/artist in the performing arts industry. You will be based at Queen’s Specialist Building, Farnworth, studying and training in purpose-built, high specification performing arts studios, as well as at Shockout Arts Manchester.

Throughout your training, you will explore the core techniques of acting, voice and dance, whilst developing a wide range of knowledge in devising, developing a production, audition and casting techniques.

Additionally, you will have regular performance opportunities throughout the programme to help develop a diverse range of technical performance skills.


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Testimonials

Cara Novotny

Theatre | 2018

"The course has given me a number of experiences within the University and at the Octagon Theatre – I have loved the opportunities to learn in the professional theatre environment, from observing rehearsals to being a part of the rehearsal process. I have had placements across my three years and the roles have developed, with new, different and increased responsibilities, from supporting the Octagon’s NT Connections group to working as an assistant director on David Thacker’s main house production.

At the end of my second year of the programme I was invited to become an Octagon supported artist and have showcased work in the Reveal Festivals in 2017 and 2018. I have also gained paid opportunities in facilitation and directing. I have gained knowledge and confidence in the career path I want to follow, and developed professional skills in theatrical and non-theatrical settings. The course has made me realise that I can be a theatre maker and now have the confidence to do it."

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Katrina Fletcher

Theatre | 2018

"During my placements I have been given responsibility of researching and developing creative relationships with schools, delivering workshops as part of an outreach project, and arranged an educational trip to a theatre. I have been supported throughout my placements by my tutors, who have been incredibly encouraging. My placements in third year have greatly enhanced my experience but most importantly they have given me the chance to apply the knowledge I’ve gained in my degree, into my workplace environment. Consequently my skills as an artist and as a member of a working team have been developed and extended."

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Elizabeth Newman

Artistic Director, Octagon Theatre |

"I am the university’s number one fan – the love and care shown towards the students is extraordinary, and the quality of teaching is amazing."

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Performance and Theatre University of Bolton

What a career in Performing Arts and Theatre looks like

01 Jun 20

Deciding on a career path can seem like a tremendous task to begin with. After studying multiple subjects for years, you finally have an idea about what you enjoy learning and potentially a career to pursue. The next step is to look for ...

Performing arts with Shockout Arts

The exciting careers you can have on stage

28 May 20

Studying for a career in the performing arts and theatre is a great way to land yourself in a role you love. A passion for the performance tends to develop throughout compulsory education or after school clubs, when you graduate from you...

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The Octagon Theatre Bolton

28 May 20

Students who study Performing Arts and Theatre at the University of Bolton have access to their specialist stage facility, but also, to the Octagon Theatre Bolton, one of the country’s leading theatres.

In the heart of Bolton, th...

From the University of Bolton Performing Arts department, the Queens Theatre Seating

How Shakespeare is still shaping theatre today

04 May 20

William Shakespeare is still famous hundreds of years after producing his work. From his playwrights and theatre productions to his influence on language and literature. It wouldn't be going too far to say that Shakespeare has profoundly...

From the University of Bolton Performing Arts department, the Queens Theatre Seating

Combining academic study with professional theatre practice

29 Apr 20

The saying goes ‘practice makes perfect’, but one of the most significant issues when studying is getting enough practise to make you industry-ready upon graduation. At the University of Bolton, our Theatre courses combine academic s...

Graduate Success Anthony Gough

Graduate Success - Anthony Gough

14 Jun 19

Since graduating with first class honours from the BA (Hons) Performing Arts programme in 2015, Anthony Gough, has been on a journey that has led to him setting up his own company.

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