The best places in the UK to study performing arts

Many of us like to lead a theatrical life filled with drama, dance, and music. For them, it’s about emphasizing the big and small aspects of life and living them as if you were on stage. Among them, there are quite a few who live on it. The performing arts are a delicious, arduous and meaningful journey that takes many forms. The process of learning and turning it into a career requires years of education, training and struggle.
Getting a degree from a good institution is very important. Sure, talent and hard work can take you to great heights with or without a formal performing arts education, but the support of a good institution can really catapult your career. You may want to consider the institutions mentioned in this article. Note, however, that I have limited this list to those in the UK and will cover institutions in other countries later.

Here are 5 best places in the UK to study performing arts:

  1. University of Central Lancashire
    Popularly referred to as UCLan, the University of Central Lancashire is a leading public university which was founded in 1829. It was previously known by many names and finally became what it is now in 1992 when it graduated university status. It comprises several schools which include business, humanities and social sciences, nursing, law, sports and welfare, forensics and applied sciences, etc. It is, however, best known for its School of Arts and Media. To internationalize the learning process, he has entered into numerous collaborations with countries such as China, India and the United States.
  2. Guildhall School of Music and Drama
    Founded in 1880, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama is a prestigious specialist institution based in London. It is currently among the top ten universities in the world to study the performing arts. The school offers various degree programs, including doctoral programs, and offers courses in music, drama, production arts, and youth learning. Among all these courses, admission to those of music and theater is very selective and is done by competitive examination. It also maintains a regular association with the London Symphony Orchestra.
  3. University of Essex
    The University of Essex was founded in the year 1963 and is a well-known public research university. It comprises 3 faculties which have been divided into 21 schools and departments; it consists of the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Science and Health, and the Faculty of Social Sciences. The Departments of Literature, Film and Theater Studies, and the East 15 Theater School are part of the Faculty of Humanities. Apart from these, there are flagship institutes carrying out specialized research. These institutes are Institute of Analytics and Data Science, Institute of Social and Economic Research, and Center for Human Rights.
  4. Lancaster University
    Located in Lancaster, Lancashire, Lancaster University is a collegiate public research university founded in 1964. Its academic organization comprises 9 colleges; these colleges include Bowland College, Furness College, Lonsdale College, Fylde College, County College, Cartmel College, Grizedale College, Pendle College and Graduate College. Through these colleges are administered 4 faculties, namely the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences which includes the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts, Faculty of Health and Medicine, Faculty of Science and Technology and Lancaster University Management School. It also runs a host of joint programs with universities around the world.
  5. Birmingham City University
    Formerly called Birmingham College of Art, Birmingham City University was founded in 1843. It operates across 3 campuses administering 4 faculties and offering courses in a myriad of subject areas: the Faculty of Art, Design and Media, the Faculty of business, law and social sciences. , Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences and Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment. The university is renowned for its research output, most of which has been designated as high quality and significant. To provide students with access to international education, it maintains links with several universities and conducts relevant programs.

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