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Film, Music & Performing Arts

  • Choreography MA

    Explore innovative ways to choreograph contemporary work on this practice-led, studio-based course.

    Full-time, Part-time
    12 Months, 24 Months
  • Filmmaking MFA

    Realise your ambitions and create a film project that showcases your individual flair as a filmmaker.

    Full-time
    2 Years
  • This course is available in Clearing

    Performing Arts BA (Hons)

    Combine studying the performing arts with nurturing your artistic individuality on this practical course.

    Full-time, Part-time
    3 Years, 6 Years

Enjoy access to industry-standard facilities, including professional film studios in the heart of the Leeds film and TV production hub, 10 recording studios and black box and dance rehearsal studios.

Undergraduate Courses (11)

This course is available in Clearing

Audio Engineering | BSc (Hons)

Take your interest in audio to the next level and gain the technical, scientific and engineering expertise that will enable you to produce high-quality audio solutions.
Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time,
Sandwich
Duration:
3 Years,
6 Years,
4 Years

Entry Requirements

See course page for details

This course is available in Clearing

Dance | BA (Hons)

Explore contemporary dance and take part in exciting collaborative performance projects. You will work with choreographers, independent dance artists and directors, learning how to perform, direct, organise and teach, developing your skills in all areas of contemporary dance production.
Attendance:
Full-time
Duration:
3 Years

Entry Requirements

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This course is available in Clearing

Entertainment Management | BA (Hons)

Discover a dynamic career with our unique insight into the workings of the entertainment industry. Entertainment is one of the most exciting sectors to enter and you will learn how to attract audiences to live events, media and visitor attractions.
Attendance:
Full-time,
Sandwich
Duration:
3 Years,
4 Years

Entry Requirements

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Filmmaking | BA (Hons)

On this practical degree, you will learn how to produce films and develop your creative and technical filmmaking skills in drama, animation, documentary and experimental film production.
Attendance:
Full-time
Duration:
3 Years

Entry Requirements

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Music Industries Management | BA (Hons)

This course will prepare you to enter the thriving music industry, part of the growing UK creative economy that now employs nearly two million people nationwide.
Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time,
Sandwich
Duration:
3 Years,
- ,
4 Years

Entry Requirements

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Music Performance and Production | BA (Hons)

This course is for musicians who want to realise their potential in contemporary production and develop their ability to perform live. It concentrates on four themes: performance (group and individual), composition and arrangement, technology and production, and contextual studies.
Attendance:
Full-time
Duration:
3 Years

Entry Requirements

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This course is available in Clearing

Music Production | BA (Hons)

Develop the skills to become a highly skilled producer of music and audio artefacts. This course will hone your skills in the creative, technical and compositional aspects of music production and give you a solid academic and practical base from which to develop your craft further.
Attendance:
Full-time,
Sandwich
Duration:
3 Years,
4 Years

Entry Requirements

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This course is available in Clearing

Music Production and Performance | BA (Hons)

This course is for musicians who want to realise their potential in contemporary production and develop their ability to perform live. It concentrates on four themes: performance (group and individual), composition and arrangement, technology and production, and contextual studies.
Attendance:
Full-time
Duration:
3 Years

Entry Requirements

See course page for details

This course is available in Clearing

Music Technology | BSc (Hons)

Develop the skills you will need to work in the expanding and diverse modern professional audio and music industries. You will explore the technologies and techniques used in the recording, production and reproduction of sound and music, fuelling your creativity while expanding your theoretical knowledge.
Attendance:
Full-time,
Sandwich
Duration:
3 Years,
4 Years

Entry Requirements

See course page for details

This course is available in Clearing

Performance | BA (Hons)

If you are passionate about creating and managing performance, this degree is ideal. You will be taught by a team of experienced and professional performance makers to produce exciting work for theatre, screen, festivals, experimental performances or live art.
Attendance:
Full-time
Duration:
3 Years

Entry Requirements

See course page for details

This course is available in Clearing

Performing Arts | BA (Hons)

Combine studying the performing arts with nurturing your artistic individuality. You will learn more about your current artistic interests as you draw from a range of disciplines as inspiration for your project work.
Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time
Duration:
3 Years,
6 Years

Entry Requirements

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Postgraduate Courses (15)

Audio Engineering | MSc

Audio engineering is integral to the successful delivery of music and sound at gigs, shows, conferences and in the recording studio.
Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time
Duration:
1 Year,
2 Years

Entry Requirements

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Choreography | MA

Whether you are an established choreographer intent on refining and hot-housing your practice, a dance artist looking to retrain or a recent graduate from a performance-related subject, this course will give you the opportunity to find new and innovative ways to produce exciting choreography.
Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time
Duration:
12 Months,
24 Months

Entry Requirements

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Creative Sound | Advanced Professional Diploma in

From television, film and radio, to gaming, digital and online advertising, the demand for specialists who can use sound creatively has never been higher. This course will give you an in-depth understanding of the innovation and technology behind studio sound production and design.

You will study the relationship between sound, music and image, and build your skills in sound production technology and music editing techniques. You will develop the ability to produce original sounds and audio-visual media so you can create professional audio across a variety of media formats.

This short course is a fantastic opportunity to learn from experienced music and film professionals in industry-standard studios. We are dedicated to providing you with hands-on, practical experience so you can produce your own work, developing your ability to deliver professional sound content to a specific brief.

Attendance:
Part-time
Duration:
11 Months

Entry Requirements

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Documentary Filmmaking | MA

Documentary filmmaking is constantly evolving, thanks to the rise of internet and social media, there are now countless places for filmmakers to screen their work. This course will help you find an audience for the idea or subject you are passionate about, and it will support you in turning your vision into a bold and innovative film.
Attendance:
Full-time
Duration:
18 Months

Entry Requirements

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Filmmaking | MA

Creativity and collaboration are at the heart of this course. Your learning takes place in our very own Northern Film School, giving you access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.
Attendance:
Full-time
Duration:
18 Months

Entry Requirements

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Filmmaking | MFA

Realise your ambitions and take the lead in the creation of a film project that showcases your individuality and talent. The first three semesters follow the MA Filmmaking course to give you a thorough grounding in collaborative filmmaking. Then, mentored over two semesters, you will make an extended piece that develops your own style as you become a confident and experienced filmmaker. Working on your own project or taking a head of department role alongside a fellow MFA student, your expertise will be tested in a dedicated specialism such as directing, producing, cinematography, animation, screenwriting or editing.
Attendance:
Full-time
Duration:
2 Years

Entry Requirements

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Music for the Moving Image | Advanced Professional Diploma in

Compose music for high-quality films and develop a fantastic showreel by working alongside professional filmmakers and musicians.
Attendance:
Part-time
Duration:
1 Year

Entry Requirements

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Music for the Moving Image | MA

Writing music for the moving image requires a unique combination of technical and creative skills. You will gain a solid grounding in the theories, techniques and practices essential for contemporary film and television music production.
Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time
Duration:
1 Year,
2 Years

Entry Requirements

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Music Production | MA

Build your practical and theoretical experience in the creative and innovative applications of music technology in a studio environment. This course will give you the skills to take your ambition further and provide you with the confidence to work for major record labels and recording artists across a range of genres.
Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time
Duration:
12 Months,
2 Years

Entry Requirements

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Music Technology | MSc

As computer and media technologies continue to converge and develop, the creation of music and sound has become increasingly more sophisticated. This course will immerse you in the technical and creative aspects of the latest emerging music technology.
Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time
Duration:
12 Months,
2 Years

Entry Requirements

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Performance | MA

Designed by performance makers for performance makers, this course will give you the opportunity to make new theatre, dance, digital and live performance work. You will be guided by of our team of research active, internationally-acclaimed staff who are committed to making performance matter.
Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time
Duration:
12 Months,
24 Months

Entry Requirements

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Popular Music and Culture | MA

Be part of a lively popular-music research community that embraces everything from metal music to film scores and work alongside performers, composers and studio producers.
Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time
Duration:
1 Year,
2 Years

Entry Requirements

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Sound & Music for Interactive Games | MSc

With the next generation of games consoles upon us, the demand for 'Hollywood' quality soundtracks to match the increasingly impressive visuals in games has never been greater. If you are a sound designer or composer, this course will enable you to explore the opportunities that interactive games present.
Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time
Duration:
12 Months,
2 Years

Entry Requirements

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Sound Design | MA

There are increasing numbers of freelancers in sound design and this course has been created to help those already working in the industry update their skills in the planning, generation and manipulation of audio soundtracks. At the same time, it meets the training requirements of those new to the field and will help develop and encourage fresh talent.
Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time
Duration:
1 Year,
2 Years

Entry Requirements

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Sound Recording for Film & Television | Advanced Professional Diploma in

You might be a budding filmmaker, journalist, photographer or documentary director, or simply have a creative passion for recording sound. Whatever your motivation, we will teach you professional techniques in music recording and post production so that you can record high-quality sound for the moving image.

This short course - taught over four weekends in the year - is a fantastic opportunity to learn from experienced film and recording professionals in industry-standard studios. We are dedicated to providing you with hands-on, practical experience by giving you opportunities to produce your own work and explore the creative possibilities in sound recording and mixing.

We have an excellent reputation for teaching film and music, with many of our graduates going on to win BAFTAs and Oscars.
Attendance:
Part-time
Duration:
3 Months

Entry Requirements

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