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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Performing Arts

University of Bolton University of Bolton, UK

Intake Sep 2023

Jan 2023, Sep 2022

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GBP 12950

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36 months


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Program Overview

The BA (Hons) degree in Performing Arts offers a combination of teaching expertise, facilities, resources and industry contacts. Throughout your training, you'll explore the core techniques of acting, voice and dance, whilst developing a wide range of knowledge in devising, developing a production, audition and casting techniques. Additionally, you'll have regular performance opportunities throughout the programme to help develop a diverse range of technical performance skills. Staff include a range of industry experts, performers and lecturers, ensuring this course offers a unique and potent blend of teaching expertise, industry knowledge and professional experience.

We offer intensive practical training in dance, singing and acting techniques. Alongside this, you'll benefit from regular performance opportunities that help you develop and hone a diverse range of performance and production skills. We focus on training all-round performers and artists in both the emerging contemporary and traditional musical and theatre practices.

We aim for you to graduate with the confidence, skills and knowledge needed to excel in the performing arts and across the full spectrum of performance arenas offered by this vibrant industry.


  • You’ll have regular classes with professional artists from the performing arts and dance industries, such as professional actors and dancers, directors, producers and choreographers.
  • You can gain additional insights and knowledge of the performing arts industry by attending our ‘master class’ sessions and guest workshops given by renowned industry experts from the performing arts industry, including musical theatre, TV and film.
  • We aim to immerse you in the current performing arts, TV, film and live theatre/performance arenas so you can understand and prepare for the constant changes and innovations of the industry.
  • You'll be based at the Queen’s Specialist Building in Farnworth studying and training in purpose-built, high-specification performing arts studios.

Key Features

  • We’ll focus on helping you gain a wide range of relevant knowledge and skills such as singing techniques, voice and speech, movement, and acting techniques for actors, storytelling, improvisation, as well as jazz, ballet, tap and commercial dance techniques.
  • We’ll guide you as you explore theatre so you gain experience of the history, traditions, practitioners and innovators that form the foundations of contemporary and future performing arts.
  • You’ll have the chance to learn specialist techniques for performance, rehearsal and audition scenarios.
  • To ensure you’re prepared for the practicalities of paperwork and self-promotion that are required of professional performing artists, we’ll support you to learn how to perfect your CV and job applications, deal with agencies, tackle the tax and self-assessment system, create showreels and develop your online/social media presence.
  • We’ll encourage you to develop essential transferable skills and attributes such as effective communication, creative problem solving, working collaboratively with other people, resilience, adaptability, self-awareness and confidence.

Additional Information

Program Level 3-Year Bachelor's Degree

Application Processing Days 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

    Academic Requirement

    • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted for this program, students must have Standard XII Higher Secondary Certificate.

    6 IELTS Score With no band less than 5.5
    80 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
    50 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
    100 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
    60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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    12000 Per year

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    Student Visa

    When Should I Apply?

    4 to 6 months

    Bank Account?

    No Need

    Duration of visa

    Course Duration + 3 Months

    Time to Wait for Visa

    35 Days



    How can you apply

    Cost and Expenses


    Visa Fee

    Minimum Funds

    833 CAD, 917 CAD

    Other Expenses

    Medical Fee and more

    Examination and Skills

    Medical Examination


    Language Skills


    Work Permit

    Students who wish to work in Canada require a work permit to do so. A student in Canada can work part-time during the course of his studies and full-time during holidays and semester breaks and post the completion of their course/program.

    Work Permit

    Till valid study visa

    Working Hours

    20 hours/week

    Documents Required

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    Social Insurance Number

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    Post Graduate Work Permit

    The Post- Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) allows you to work for three years in Canada if you have completed a two years degree or more.

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    When to Apply

    First 3 months

    How long does it take?

    90 Days


    3 Years


    CAD 255


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