About the Department

The Media, Music and Performance Production department caters to all aspects of performance and production encompassing performing arts, technical theatre, journalism, music, and more. The department considers its courses as intensive training where students can refine their skills and take advantage of industry links.

BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Vocational Studies in Performing Arts (QH)

Discover your own performance practice with this introduction to the Performing Arts programme. You will participate in specialist workshops and wil...

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BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Music Performance and Production (QH)

Discover how to turn your passion for music into a rewarding career. Whether you want to be a performer or producer, engineer or songwriter, DJ or roc...

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Theatre Production BTEC Extended Certificate Level 2

Excel backstage with our this creative course. You will also gain technical skills in lighting and sound, understanding how the different discipli...

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Music Production BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3

Amplify your music career with this specialist programme....

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Creative studios, theatres, stages, digital studios and music suites.

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What courses do you offer?

We offer many creative courses including: Digital Media, Performing Arts, Theatre Production, Musical Theatre Performance, Music Industry Skills, Music, Dance, Acting, TV and Film Production, Theatre Design and Production, Extended TV and Film Production, Journalism, and Music Technology.

What are the progression routes from your courses?

Progression routes are available from Level 1 to Level 3 within the department. University Centre Leeds offers a variety of creative degrees in Acting, Animation, Computer Games, Computer Games (Concept Art), Dance, Games Development, Sound for Film & Games, and Film and Screen Media as further progression for Level 3 students.

What industry links and partnerships do you have?

Take advantage of our links with Leeds Playhouse, Opera North and Howard Assembly Rooms. We have previously worked with Phoenix Dance Theatre, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Northern Ballet, ZooNation, RJC Dance, DAZL, and Hunslet Club.

What financial support is available at the college?

Students are able to apply for the college bursary which can pay for travel passes, college meals and trips or visits. Students with children can also gain support with childcare to support their studies.

Which campus are you based at?

We are based at Quarry Hill Campus.


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Did You Know?
Did you know we have 541,720,573 resources at Leeds City College?

Did you know we have 541,720,573 resources at Leeds City College?

The resources include books, journals, e-books, videos, encyclopedias and more. These resources are the combined total number of resources at Joseph Priestley Centre, Beeston, Rothwell Centre, The Annexe, Printworks Campus and Park Lane Campus. We also have 12,277 e-books across Leeds City College libraries and more than 500,000 videos!

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