Study Performance and Production Arts And Music at University Centre Weston


Turn your passion into your beloved profession at UCW with degree courses that have been designed with industry involvement to give you the edge needed to succeed in the competitive performing arts marketplace. 

All of our courses at UCW build upon an intensive training regime by also incorporating a mix of theory business acumen and transferable skills such as creative thinking which can transform businesses. This fusion of both the practical and theoretical skills will allow you to develop your own unique identity as an artist, entrepreneur and innovative and forward-thinking global citizen.

Creative Arts embrace inclusivity and diversity, allowing individuals to express themselves whilst facilitating modes of self-advocacy and communication. As a result, the arts act as a tool for cultural exchange, education and expression. Working in Creative Arts allow people to engage with all of their senses and emotions, whilst stimulating the mind and body, which nurtures the potential of innovative new projects. Here at University Centre Weston, we encourage individuality, embrace expression and champion inclusion.

Live projects are a key aspect of our courses; you will gain experience working to briefs and script scenes so that you can find the most time-efficient, cost-effective and visually impressive way to turn ideas into reality. The hands-on experience involved in our courses has led many of our previous and current students to secure their first job before they have even graduated. Small class sizes and passionate lecturers who provide valuable one-to-one support to our students.

Turn your passion into your beloved profession at UCW with degree courses that have been designed with industry involvement to give you the edge needed to succeed in the competitive performing arts marketplace. 

All of our courses at UCW build upon an intensive training regime by also incorporating a mix of theory business acumen and transferable skills such as creative thinking which can transform businesses. This fusion of both the practical and theoretical skills will allow you to develop your own unique identity as an artist, entrepreneur and innovative and forward-thinking global citizen.

Creative Arts embrace inclusivity and diversity, allowing individuals to express themselves whilst facilitating modes of self-advocacy and communication. As a result, the arts act as a tool for cultural exchange, education and expression. Working in Creative Arts allow people to engage with all of their senses and emotions, whilst stimulating the mind and body, which nurtures the potential of innovative new projects. Here at University Centre Weston, we encourage individuality, embrace expression and champion inclusion.

Live projects are a key aspect of our courses; you will gain experience working to briefs and script scenes so that you can find the most time-efficient, cost-effective and visually impressive way to turn ideas into reality. The hands-on experience involved in our courses has led many of our previous and current students to secure their first job before they have even graduated. Small class sizes and passionate lecturers who provide valuable one-to-one support to our students.

Study Performance and Production Arts And Music at University Centre Weston


Turn your passion into your beloved profession at UCW with degree courses that have been designed with industry involvement to give you the edge needed to succeed in the competitive performing arts marketplace. 

All of our courses at UCW build upon an intensive training regime by also incorporating a mix of theory business acumen and transferable skills such as creative thinking which can transform businesses. This fusion of both the practical and theoretical skills will allow you to develop your own unique identity as an artist, entrepreneur and innovative and forward-thinking global citizen.

Creative Arts embrace inclusivity and diversity, allowing individuals to express themselves whilst facilitating modes of self-advocacy and communication. As a result, the arts act as a tool for cultural exchange, education and expression. Working in Creative Arts allow people to engage with all of their senses and emotions, whilst stimulating the mind and body, which nurtures the potential of innovative new projects. Here at University Centre Weston, we encourage individuality, embrace expression and champion inclusion.

Live projects are a key aspect of our courses; you will gain experience working to briefs and script scenes so that you can find the most time-efficient, cost-effective and visually impressive way to turn ideas into reality. The hands-on experience involved in our courses has led many of our previous and current students to secure their first job before they have even graduated. Small class sizes and passionate lecturers who provide valuable one-to-one support to our students.

We offer a variety of engineering and construction programmes from the traditional HNC/HND route to the degree apprenticeship route (delivered in partnership with UWE Bristol). The programmes cover a wide range of specialisms, including aerospace, civil, electrical, mechanical, manufacturing and construction and the built environment.

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Our Courses


Musical Theatre, BA (Hons)

Level 6

Hair, Make-up and Prosthetics for Production, BA (Hons)

Level 6

Professional Music Performance and Production, BA (Hons)

Level 6

Acting and Performance Making, BA (Hons)

Level 6

Dance for Commercial Performance, BA (Hons)

Level 6

Delivered in
partnership with:

Study Performance and Production Arts And Music at University Centre Weston


Turn your passion into your beloved profession at UCW with degree courses that have been designed with industry involvement to give you the edge needed to succeed in the competitive performing arts marketplace. 

All of our courses at UCW build upon an intensive training regime by also incorporating a mix of theory business acumen and transferable skills such as creative thinking which can transform businesses. This fusion of both the practical and theoretical skills will allow you to develop your own unique identity as an artist, entrepreneur and innovative and forward-thinking global citizen.

Creative Arts embrace inclusivity and diversity, allowing individuals to express themselves whilst facilitating modes of self-advocacy and communication. As a result, the arts act as a tool for cultural exchange, education and expression. Working in Creative Arts allow people to engage with all of their senses and emotions, whilst stimulating the mind and body, which nurtures the potential of innovative new projects. Here at University Centre Weston, we encourage individuality, embrace expression and champion inclusion.

Live projects are a key aspect of our courses; you will gain experience working to briefs and script scenes so that you can find the most time-efficient, cost-effective and visually impressive way to turn ideas into reality. The hands-on experience involved in our courses has led many of our previous and current students to secure their first job before they have even graduated. Small class sizes and passionate lecturers who provide valuable one-to-one support to our students.

We offer a variety of engineering and construction programmes from the traditional HNC/HND route to the degree apprenticeship route (delivered in partnership with UWE Bristol). The programmes cover a wide range of specialisms, including aerospace, civil, electrical, mechanical, manufacturing and construction and the built environment.

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Musical Theatre, BA (Hons)

Level 6

Hair, Make-up and Prosthetics for Production, BA (Hons)

Level 6

Professional Music Performance and Production, BA (Hons)

Level 6

Acting and Performance Making, BA (Hons)

Level 6

Dance for Commercial Performance, BA (Hons)

Level 6

Delivered in
partnership with:

Meet our Team


Here at UCW, our lecturers are made of sector professionals.
Their expertise, experiences and industry contacts means that your learning is taken to the next level!
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Adrian Harris

Lecturer in Acting and Performance Making

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Adam Fuller

Lecturer in Acting and Performance Making

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Rachel Hickie

Programme Coordinator - Dance for Commercial Performance

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Joe Kennedy

Programme Coordinator - Dance for Commercial Performance

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Sylvia Lane

Section Lead - Performance

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Beky Humphries

Lecturer

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Joe Miller

Lecturer - Performing Arts

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Abigail Green

Lecturer - Voice, Performing Arts and Musical Theatre

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Fiona Philp

Performance and Acting Lecturer

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Eloise Hodder

Programme Coordinator - Performing Arts

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Tara O'Hare

Lecturer - Hair Makeup and Prosthetics

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Sandy Day

HE Programme Co-ordinator - Hair Makeup & Prosthetics for Production

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Susannah Scott

Programme Coordinator, Popular Music

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Lee Sullivan

Curriculum Coordinator - Music

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Mark Helyar

Lecturer - Performing Arts

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John Dickinson

Lecturer in Performing Arts

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Kyle Davies

Programme Co-ordinator - Acting and Musical Theatre

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Craig Logue

Technician - Performing Arts

    Meet our Team


    Here at UCW, our lecturers are made of sector professionals.
    Their expertise, experiences and industry contacts means that your learning is taken to the next level!
    Featured image for “Adrian Harris”

    Adrian Harris

    Lecturer in Acting and Performance Making

    Featured image for “Adam Fuller”

    Adam Fuller

    Lecturer in Acting and Performance Making

    Featured image for “Rachel Hickie”

    Rachel Hickie

    Programme Coordinator - Dance for Commercial Performance

    Featured image for “Joe Kennedy”

    Joe Kennedy

    Programme Coordinator - Dance for Commercial Performance

    Featured image for “Sylvia Lane”

    Sylvia Lane

    Section Lead - Performance

    Featured image for “Beky Humphries”

    Beky Humphries

    Lecturer

    Featured image for “Joe Miller”

    Joe Miller

    Lecturer - Performing Arts

    Featured image for “Abigail Green”

    Abigail Green

    Lecturer - Voice, Performing Arts and Musical Theatre

    Featured image for “Fiona Philp”

    Fiona Philp

    Performance and Acting Lecturer

    Featured image for “Eloise Hodder”

    Eloise Hodder

    Programme Coordinator - Performing Arts

    Featured image for “Tara O’Hare”

    Tara O'Hare

    Lecturer - Hair Makeup and Prosthetics

    Featured image for “Sandy Day”

    Sandy Day

    HE Programme Co-ordinator - Hair Makeup & Prosthetics for Production

    Featured image for “Susannah Scott”

    Susannah Scott

    Programme Coordinator, Popular Music

    Featured image for “Lee Sullivan”

    Lee Sullivan

    Curriculum Coordinator - Music

    Featured image for “Mark Helyar”

    Mark Helyar

    Lecturer - Performing Arts

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    John Dickinson

    Lecturer in Performing Arts

    Featured image for “Kyle Davies”

    Kyle Davies

    Programme Co-ordinator - Acting and Musical Theatre

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    Craig Logue

    Technician - Performing Arts

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      Claire Plews

      Curriculum Coordinator - Counselling

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      Matt Thacker

      Lecturer - Counselling

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      Adrian Harris

      Lecturer in Acting and Performance Making

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      Sarah Leaney

      Lecturer - Animal Management

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      Julie Way

      Lecturer - Animal Science

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      Gill Cook

      Programme Coordinator - Animal Management

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        I gained access to the course through an organisation called ‘Positive People’ and thought it would be a good course for me to complete as I’d always preferred outside, hands-on work instead of working in an office environment, which I’d previously done for more than 20 years in the Transport industry.


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          Our Facilities


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            Located at our Loxton Campus; Performance Arts, Production and Music courses benefit from bespoke facilities.

            Located next door to two working theatres, our performing arts facilities offer industry standard spaces to prepare you for the screen and stage. As well as sprung floor dance studios, exclusive IT suites and vocal recording facilities our Knightstone Campus also has it’s own “Berkhoff Theatre”, with a full lighting rig for performance set-ups.

            Our music courses take place at Loxton Campus. Here you’ll find industry standard recording studios (both analogue and digital), fully equipped practice rooms, equipment hiring facilities and a professional performance space for hosting events.

            Music Performance student using mixing and production equipment

            I would recommend the course to anyone who wants to better their performance skills and develop some business knowledge. The studios and equipment are amazing, and I’ve really enjoyed and appreciated the opportunity to use them

            Mike-E, Professional Music Performance

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            I have gained so many skills from my course – mainly confidence, teamwork, and professionalism. I know I am ready for the dance industry with all the outstanding training I have had.

            Georgia, Dance for Commercial Performance, BA (Hons)

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            I chose UCW because they offered great work experience opportunities. Learning character design and making prosthetic pieces helped me to develop a smooth transition into the industry where I now work.

            Jade, BA (Hons) Hair, Makeup and Prosthetics for Production

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            When I started at UCW I never thought I'd progress as much as I have. I believe the support from the lecturers and their skills have been able to push me to be where I am now.

            Mari Kerrigan, Hair, Make-up and Prosthetics for Production, BA (Hons)

            UCW student profile, Performing Arts

            "Make The Most Out Of The Facilities As I Would Love To Still Be Able To Rehearse In A Space Like That Every Day."

            Lukin studied Musical Theatre at UCW and has appeared in shows including Book of Mormon in the West End and Bristol Hippodrome and on international tours of Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

            Lukin, Musical Theatre BA (Hons)

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            "Studying at UCW was perfect for me as I learned new skills and also gained valuable work experience developing websites for real businesses."

            Klaudia, Applied Computing BSc (Hons)

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