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Our Performing Arts degrees prepare you for work in today's performance, music, education and entertainment industries. Our role is to inspire and expand your talents, while introducing you to essential knowledge, skills and practices. Your job is to put your heart and soul in - and work hard.
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Our dance degree offers a range of styles and projects to suit a wide variety of modes and genres.
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Performing Arts at Teesside has a growing reputation within education and within the industry itself. Our Performing Arts team is made up both of professional practitioners and researchers with international profiles, with close and current links to the industry. Our Music research team has received national recognition as a member of the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning for Music and Inclusivity (one of only two CETLs in music nationally).
The level of vocational skills and the impressive employment record of graduates from Performing Arts & Music contributed to national recognition of the high quality of our course provision by the Quality Assurance Agency which awarded us an excellent teaching quality score. Their review also highlighted our well-planned learning resources, particularly IT provision.
Students benefit from the fact that most academic staff are creative practitioners, offering professional experience as well as high standards of tuition and guidance. Staff are also involved in research which informs teaching and ensures our students are kept abreast of current practice.
Each discipline area enables you to explore and innovate in the context of professional awareness. There are opportunities to undertake 'live' projects for external clients to gain experience of real business situations and make a significant addition to your portfolio. Our students produce public events and performances as self-authored research projects for client-sponsored events.
Our Performing Arts degrees are designed especially for those wanting to work in this ever-expanding industry. Alongside leading roles in acting and dance, the courses also prepare students for many other careers including teacher, animateur, choreographer, director and presenter. Furthermore, all our courses cover live and recorded media to help future-proof your career and maximise your employability.
Digital technology is at the forefront of nearly every media projection including film, television, new media, animations and computer games. We will nurture your talent by giving you the knowledge, skills and experience you need to succeed within the industry whether your area of interest is in performing, composing, producing, facilitating, teaching or filling any number of roles in the world of the arts, music and entertainment.
Our Performing Arts & Music students have access to a whole range of specialist facilities including recording studios, rehearsal spaces, dance studios, TV studios and a purpose-built theatre.
The University has state-of-the-art music facilities including digital music laboratories, recording studios including a professional level 7.1 surround sound recording studio based on a Digidesign Icon D-Console desk and a world-class sound stage.