School of Performance and Cultural Industries

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30 November – 5 December

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Our partnerships

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Theatre at Leeds

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School of Performance and Cultural Industries

The School of Performance and Cultural Industries creates new knowledge through the lens of performance, within the context of the arts and cultural industries.

We investigate the creation of cultural artefacts, movements and events, exploring how cultural activity changes the lives of artists, audiences and people in the wider world. Through performance we develop understanding about creativity and cultural activity, how it is applied in our everyday lives and its power to drive change.

Studying with us

We are looking for individuals who want to make things happen with a thirst for knowledge about the world around them. Our students are the makers, thinkers and creators of the future.

During your time with as an undergraduate student you’ll develop the creativity of the artist, the insight of the cultural activist and the dynamism of the entrepreneur.

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As a postgraduate student you’ll gain potential to challenge cultural practices, contribute to policy making, and shape the landscape of communities within which you’ll work.

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During your PhD you can experience a supportive, stimulating and challenging research environment alongside academics who share your passion for your subject.

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in the UK for student experience

Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018


most targeted by top UK employers

High Fliers Report 2020


in the world for Arts and Humanities

QS World Rankings by Subject 2020