Study Performing Arts at DMU

De Montfort University, UK

A creative UK university offering courses in Dance, Drama, Performing Arts and Arts Management

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Study Performing Arts at DMU

The opportunities in performance and arts and festivals management are endless, our courses are designed with employability in mind and will develop your practical, theoretical and professional skills needed to succeed.

We are actively involved with the city of Leicester’s cultural life and have developed a number of partnerships with key cultural centres and organisations. These include the Curve theatre where our students have opportunities to engage with programmes of work and initiatives across all areas of the theatre. We also have strong links with Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre, and the nationally renowned Leicester Comedy Festival.

The Performance Arts Centre for Excellence (PACE) provides sector-leading spacious studios, rehearsal rooms and fully equipped performance spaces. Your creative work is supported by passionate expert technicians.


Undergraduate courses

Arts and Festivals Management BA (Hons)

Dance BA (Hons)

Drama and Theatre Arts BA (Hons)

Global Arts Management (Level 6 Top up) BA Hons

Performing Arts BA (Hons)


Postgraduate courses

Choreography MA

Cultural Events Management MSc

Performance Practices MA


Work placements

Our excellent industry links give you the opportunity to undertake placements and work in professional collaborations with expert practitioners. 

Some of our postgraduate Performance Arts courses also offer the opportunity to do a year-long placement in industry, allowing you to gain valuable experience to enhance your practical and professional skills.

If you are on a Tier 4 visa and are approved to undertake a one year work palcement, you will be granted a longer visa that includes the work placement.

However if you do not subsequently undertake a placement, we will curtail your visa which may have implications for any further Tier 4 visa applications. Any time added for work placements will contribute towards your time limit for studying in the UK.

 Entry criteria

English language requirements: 

Our performance courses require an IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each band, or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language criteria, you may want to consider joining a DMU pre-sessional English course before you begin your studies.

Academic requirements:

Check the entry criteria for your country or email us at

Students applying for a Performing Arts, Dance or Drama degree at DMU will need to submit an audition via email. For further details contact

Tuition Fees

See a full list of our international tuition fees for 2019/20.

How to apply

Step 1

Download a free application form or apply using our online portal. Undergraduate students can also apply via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) using the UCAS Institution Code: DEM/D26.

Step 2

Prepare the following documents: 

  • A copy of your qualifications
  • A copy of your English language certificate
  • A copy of your passport
  • 1 reference for undergraduate study/2 references for postgraduate study

Step 3

Return your application and documents to the International Admissions Office at

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