A specialized course under Creative Industries Stream

About the Course – Performing Arts

If you have a dream of performing on stage and dream of singing, dancing, and/or acting for a living, then a performing arts degree could be the key to develop your skills and build your confidence. You can become ‘triple threat’ performers – skillful in acting, singing, and dancing by studying Performing Arts. The course focuses on all aspects of performance in a broader context rather than providing training in only one form of art i.e. acting, dance, or music.

This program incorporates a theoretical and technical approach to performance and provides students with coherent knowledge of the performing arts. It also examines the new approaches to presentation and production. Students will develop critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills. Confidence in working independently and with highly collaborative group will develop the ability to work as part of a cohesive team. Students will be allowed to focus on a particular discipline or area of practice in the third year of the program.

Career Prospect and Opportunity

A student with this degree can work as a Performer, Musician, Director, Choreographer, Designer, Composer, Sound Designer, Arranger, Dramaturg, Playwright, etc. Career prospects for a performing arts graduate are very broad. There are a variety of entertainment houses which hire talented professionals to grow their industry even further. These are some of the popular job options available for candidates with performing arts degree:

  • Actor
  • Community Arts Worker
  • Choreographer
  • Music Therapist
  • Theatre Director
  • Dance Teacher
  • Art Administrator
  • Broadcast Engineer
  • Screenwriter

Employment Opportunity

Performing Arts prioritizes practical aspects of self-promotion and arts management. The hands-on experience and the practical aspects prepare you to enter the world of performance. Performing arts is about how you present yourself. It’s important to keep an eye on every opportunity and keep your finger on the pulse of the industry. Short-term or freelance contracts, moving between different fields, generating opportunities through networking, attending auditions, collaborating with other artists, and putting on your own shows are all part of a performer’s lifestyle. The most common employers of performing arts graduates include:

  • local government
  • arts organizations
  • education institutions
  • the National Health Service (NHS)
  • leisure companies
  • voluntary organizations

Course Available by Providers

The courses are generally provided at Diploma, Bachelor (UG) and Master (PG) levels.

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