This Honours Degree will lead naturally to a variety of careers in the performing arts industry such as:
- Theatre Practitioner,
- Arts Administrator,
- Theatre Project Leader,
- Events Management
- Community/Youth Work
- Entertainment Representative
Our degree also offers relevant support, knowledge and guidance for you to develop your own theatre company. Our recent graduates formed 'The 3rd Degree' and are currently working on John Godber's 'Up and Under' at the West Acre Theatre.
Course Leader - Lee Griffin
I am the course leader for the BA (Hons) Performing Arts course at University Centre Peterborough (UCP). I have been teaching for 11 years and joined UCP in September 2010 as a lecturer in Community Theatre. I have been in the current course leader role since the BA (Hons) Performing Arts course was validated in 2013 and I’m now completing my Masters at Middlesex University.
During my studies, I, along with a colleague formed a theatre company that won 3 national awards for its innovation at the National Student Drama Festival (NSDF). This led to an extended tour in Edinburgh Fringe supported by the National Youth Theatre and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘The Really Useful Group’. I also toured at London venues and the Emerging Artist programme at the Nuffield theatre in Lancaster.
I believe theatre should challenge, inspire and provoke reactions through interdisciplinary methods and I try to adhere by Tim Etchells Ideology ‘I ask of each performance, will I carry this event with me tomorrow? Will it change you? Will it change me? Will it change things? If not it was a waste of time?’