Media, Music and Performance Production

About the Department

The Media, Music and Performance Production department caters to all aspects of performance and production encompassing performing arts, technical theatre, journalism, music, and more. The department considers its courses as intensive training where students can refine their skills and take advantage of industry links.

Music BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3

Craft your career composition with this programme. Select a genre, and explore the ensemble skills, performance techniques, and composition of that mu...

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Dance BTEC Extended Certificate Level 2

Take centre stage with our expressive programme. You’ll explore contemporary and traditional techniques and a range of dance styles and motions. You...

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Theatre Production BTEC Extended Certificate Level 2

Excel backstage with our this creative course. You will also gain technical skills in lighting and sound, understanding how the different disciplines ...

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Musical Theatre BTEC Extended Certificate Level 2

Project your personality with this programme. You’ll develop skills in acting, singing, and dancing. You’ll explore jazz dance and movement skills...

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Creative studios, theatres, stages, digital studios and music suites.

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What courses do you offer?

We offer many creative courses including: Digital Media, Performing Arts, Theatre Production, Musical Theatre Performance, Music Industry Skills, Music, Dance, Acting, TV and Film Production, Theatre Design and Production, Extended TV and Film Production, Journalism, and Music Technology.

What are the progression routes from your courses?

Progression routes are available from Level 1 to Level 3 within the department. University Centre Leeds offers a variety of creative degrees in Acting, Animation, Computer Games, Computer Games (Concept Art), Dance, Games Development, Sound for Film & Games, and Film and Screen Media as further progression for Level 3 students.

What industry links and partnerships do you have?

Take advantage of our links with Leeds Playhouse, Opera North and Howard Assembly Rooms. We have previously worked with Phoenix Dance Theatre, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Northern Ballet, ZooNation, RJC Dance, DAZL, and Hunslet Club.

What financial support is available at the college?

Students are able to apply for the college bursary which can pay for travel passes, college meals and trips or visits. Students with children can also gain support with childcare to support their studies.

Which campus are you based at?

We are based at Quarry Hill Campus.


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Creative Venue Technician Apprenticeship Level 3

This programme involves providing technical support for the construction, rehearsal, presentation and removal of a live performance.

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