"The studios and rehearsal rooms are super flexible spaces for me to explore my ideas. I’m learning all about how important performance arts is to our society, too."

–Destiny, Performing Arts student

Recognised nationally as a Centre for Excellence in Performance Arts, DMU has excellent teaching, first-rate facilities and cutting-edge courses that respond directly to the state of the industry right now.

Join a passionate community that celebrates the art of dance, theatre and performance and its role in our society. We will inspire you to develop an outstanding performance technique and to discover the power of performance to drive social change.

Industry-relevant skills are embedded in the curriculum and our talented graduates have realised their ambitions as professional artists, performers, dancers and events managers.

Enjoy regular student performances and take part in high-profile events. Performance at DMU is embedded within Leicester’s cultural life, creating exciting opportunities with organisations such as Curve theatre, Phoenix Square and the nationally renowned Leicester Comedy Festival.

The Performance Arts Centre for Excellence (PACE) provides sector-leading performance spaces supported by expert technicians.

This is my moment

Take a look at this stunning showcase of our performance arts courses.

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Find out how block learning will be delivered and how it will help you take the right steps to graduate success and build the future you deserve.