Music and Arts

The art of performance has the power to effect change, inspire generations and bring nations together.

Through our portfolio of performing arts programmes we can develop your raw talent and help focus your direction towards a career in the arts.

Our performing arts programmes are designed to nurture and develop raw talent; on our Popular Music and Music Production programmes we develop your musical creativity, critical analysis and recording skills.

Acting BA (Hons) focuses on vocal and physical fundamental techniques including vocal training, singing, characterisation, ballet and stage combat.

While Acting for Contemporary & Devised Performance BA (Hons) introduces you to the fundamental techniques forming the basis of your studies – how to act with a text, how to create text from character, how to improve vocal strength and health, and how important the body is to the craft of the actor.

Hair, Make-Up and Prosthetics for Stage and Screen BA (Hons) is specifically designed to provide you with a varied practical skills-set to prepare you for a career within the make-up and special effects sector of the ever-growing creative industries.

Whether it be through acting on stage or screen, voice-over work, collaborative performances, devising your own stage play or recording and producing your own song or composition – we have the course for you.

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Music and Arts Student Stories

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Acting for Contemporary & Devised Performance BA


Honey, it’s a Cold World: Student’s sustainable charity catwalk hits the runway at UON

19 December 2022


The Living Room Lectures: BA Music Production

Mon 27 Feb 2023