Skill Up in Theatre and Performance

‘Skill Up in Theatre and Performance’ is our programme for Year 12 students interested in finding out more about life as a Theatre and Performance undergraduate!  

Consisting of a two-day campus experience followed by a short series of online sessions, participants will develop vital theatre and performance skills that will support their transition to university, through sessions developed and delivered by academics in the School of Performance and Cultural Industries, all hosted in the University’s contemporary performance space, stage@leeds. 

Participants will explore the career opportunities open to graduates and be joined and supported by our welcoming Student Ambassadors, who will answer questions all about university life and studying in Leeds! They’ll also have the opportunity to take part in our optional social activity hosted by Leeds Playhouse.

Our two-day campus event will take place on 12th April and 13th April 2022 and will be followed by a series of weekly online sessions delivered on Wednesdays until 4th May 2022.

An introduction to our on campus programme...

Here's a taster of some of the sessions and activities that you can expect when you join us on campus on 12 and 13 April.

What does it mean to write for theatre today and how do you create great characters? Enjoy a series of creative exercises that will get you going, whether you are interested in devised theatre or more traditional plays. Explore writing with Dr Adam Strickson, our Teaching Fellow in Theatre and Writing, who has written many fascinating scripts, ranging from plays for intimate studio theatre performance to outdoor spectacles for thousands of people.
What will you discover through studying theatre and performance at University? What might a typical day involve - which practitioners will inspire you, what will you do, read and discuss? Led by Alison Andrews, Teaching Fellow in Contemporary Performance Practices, this will be a practical workshop, introducing some directions your studies in Theatre and Performance might take and exploring the skills you will need to develop as both a director and a performer for the devising process.
Find out all about studying our courses, the different modules you choose, entry requirements and our contextual admissions scheme Access to Leeds.
Discover our beautiful campus as our Student Ambassadors tour you around our outside spaces, facilities, Students' Union and showcase our accommodation.
Our Ambassador Q&A will give you an insight into life as a undergraduate student. How did they choose their course? Where did they live in their first year? Do they have part-time jobs? Find out everything you need to know!

Our campus days will be followed by a programme of weekly online sessions.

  • 20 April 2022 16:30-17:30 – Alumni panel
  • 27 April 2022 16:30-17:30 – Introduction to entrepeneurship
  • 4 May 2022 16:30-17:30 – Personal statement workshop and Q&A with the Admissions Tutor

Apply for a place now!

We invite applications from all Year 12 students, but priority will be given to those who live in an area of low progression to higher education (ranked by POLAR 4 and IMD quintile), followed by those studying a BTEC at Level 3. Applicants should also be able to travel to and from the university on the 12th and 13th of April for the campus event.

Apply for a place on the programme before our deadline on the 13 February 2022.
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