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Acting, Dance and Theatre

For over 50 years York St John has been an exciting and vibrant place to study Drama, Acting, Theatre and Dance. An ethos of fairness, opportunity and creativity is nurtured through our outstanding teaching provision.

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Join us and be part of our exciting artistic community, as we respond to the creative arts landscape across the region and nationally. We work closely with industry professionals and community partnerships. We aim to enable the next generation of inspiring performers and creators to emerge. Our degrees continue to develop inspirational and socially engaged graduates who leave university and go on to make a difference to the world. 

When studying with us, you will be taught by theatre makers, producers, researchers and choreographers. They are innovative and dynamic in their approach to helping you succeed.

You will have access to performance studios of various sizes, which all contain lighting rigs and audio-visual equipment and you can book these spaces for rehearsals. Our team of qualified technicians will be on hand to support you with a wide variety of performance and theatre-making activities. Our community theatre, Platform, gives you the perfect space to engage with the community. It's a place where you can facilitate community workshops, perform and rehearse.


Acting BA (Hons)

Acting is a focused and creative program at York St John University. It offers a well-rounded experience of what it means to perform. This practical course encourages voice, movement, acting, interpretation and textual analysis. The course lets you...

Drama and Dance BA (Hons)

This course recognises that powerful performances happen when drama and dance come together. It has been designed for people who are passionate about both dance and drama and enjoy exploring opportunities to combine them to create new and exciting...

Drama and Theatre BA (Hons)

Do you thrive on performing live and creating unique theatre experiences? Do you want to make work that speaks about important social issues? Are you ready for the talent of others to inspire your own growth as a performer? If the answer is...

Drama: Education and Community BA (Hons)

At York St John University community really matters to us and as the longest-established Higher Education institution in the city we have a firm belief in the transformative power of education. This is why we’re the perfect place for you to study...

Musical Theatre BA (Hons)

On our course you will focus on creating and performing musical theatre. You will sing, dance and act with other people who share your passion for musical theatre. We will encourage you to expand your creativity as you learn to create new work and...

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