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Parkgate Road Campus, Chester
The department is housed in the Kingsway Buildings a few minutes away from the main Chester site. We have four large multi-purpose performance spaces, music rehearsal rooms, computer suites and seminar/lecture facilities.
Performing Arts has a team of committed staff - teachers who believe in creating the best possible atmosphere of support and encouragement for all their students. In the last Research Assessment Exercise, this department was declared to be of international standing, so you belong to a department where cutting edge scholarship in the disciplines will inform all your learning.
There are number of programmes spanning the breadth of disciplines within Performing Arts with undergraduate degrees in Drama, Dance, Music and Performing Arts and postgraduate degrees in Dance, Drama and Popular Music. We stress the value of practical work and give students the time to explore practically the terms and concepts that they will be hearing about in more formal classes.
The programmes will allow you to engage in the practice and theorise about what it is you are doing, which promotes a broader understanding of performance. This interplay of theory and practice in the contemporary performing arts is centre to the Department's ethos and is expressed through teaching and learning, professional practice, consultancy and research, and through the development of a performance culture.
By the end of your programme you will be equipped with the necessary subject- based and transferable skills to progress into a career as a confident, enterprising and independent practitioner where your knowledge and experience can be applied to a wide range of contexts.
Department staff are concerned with the management, study and practice of performance, the forms performance takes and the uses it is put to.
Details of our different courses are shown elsewhere on our site and many students choose to combine two of them together or follow one as a single honours route.
Our research interests are wide ranging and ensure all our courses are in touch with the latest thinking.
We look forward to meeting you at one of our visit or open days and explaining more of our work and ideas.