Performing Arts and Theatre postgraduate courses

Offering unique learning experiences, our postgraduate courses turn the spotlight on your talent and enhance your career prospects in the world of performing arts. You will take full advantage of Derby Theatre, our acclaimed learning theatre which is the ideal space to develop your ideas, stage work, receive feedback and learn from theatre professionals.

You can also benefit from our strong industry links including QUAD arts centre, the BFI, the BBC and Creative England. As part of a stimulating community of artists and makers across diverse creative fields, you will have access to screenings, performances, guest speakers, exhibitions and events.

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Our dance course is run in partnership with Déda, which offers our dance students an amazing learning experience. You will work in Déda’s professionally equipped studios and you will be taught by dance artists and producers working in the industry.

We are one of the only universities in the country to own and run a professional producing and receiving theatre, this offers a unique learning environment for students on our theatre based courses. This allows students to work with the Learning Team based at the theatre to gain valuable first hand experience in a theatre environment.

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Derby Theatre wins Excellence in Arts Education Award at UK Theatre Awards

Derby Theatre has won recognition of its learning theatre vision and innovative This is Derby project.

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Study and learn alongside professionals at Derby Theatre...

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Postgraduate prospectus

Explore your digital postgraduate prospectus and find out what you need to know about studying with us. When you sign up, tell us what you're interested in and we'll send you a link to information put together just for you.

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Live Virtual Postgraduate Open Day

Join us at our Live Virtual Postgraduate Open Day on Saturday 15 May, 10am to 12pm. The event will give you the opportunity to discover more about the course you are interested in, fees and finance, careers support and much more.

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