Our School’s name demonstrates the essence of our distinctive identity. An integrated approach to studying performance and the cultural industries enables our graduates to develop:
- the creativity of the artist
- the insight of the cultural activist
- the dynamism of the entrepreneur
Graduates of our School go on to employment in a diverse range of settings within the creative arts and cultural sector. These include careers in:
- Writing, directing and performing
- Theatre, film, dance and television
- Arts education and community arts
- Performance design and production
- Arts management
- Arts administration and marketing
- Public relations and commerce
- Event management and production
- Museums and galleries
- Festival performance and production
- Music management and promotion
- Cultural entrepreneurship
Our students develop high-level generic and transferable skills such as problem-solving, collaboration, creative thinking and independent working. This makes them suited to professional training in areas that lie beyond the arts including finance, law, social work and business.
Many modules require students to work with external organisations such as schools, community groups, museums, galleries, prisons and professional arts organisations. This builds experience and demonstrates your ability to work in challenging professional settings. Collaboration across programmes and between organisations to make a difference to the outside world is central to the ethos of the School.
The School has excellent links with many leading UK arts and cultural organisations including Opera North, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Red Ladder Theatre Company, Limehouse Productions, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Balbir Singh Dance Company, the National Coal Mining Museum for England and the National Media Museum. These links allow you to see how your learning can be applied and provide opportunities for you to gain experience and network in professional, creative and cultural contexts.
Support towards employment
A University of Leeds degree is highly respected, with proven advantages for graduate employment. This is supported by Leeds for Life, an innovation that prepares our students for the future by helping them articulate their academic and co-curricular experiences as they move into the world of work.
The Careers Centre provides additional support to help you Plan, Decide and Compete in the global marketplace.
For more information see the Careers section on each programme page and the Student Profiles section of this site
You can also visit http://www.pvac.leeds.ac.uk/employability/