Arts at Loughborough
Do you want your student experience to be a creative one? Then find out more about our student-focused arts programme run by LU Arts.
LU Arts programme covers a wide range of art forms from pottery, painting and creative writing to music, dance and drama. With opportunities ranging from evening classes, workshops and performances to arts grants and scholarship packages.
On campus we have our very own 260-seat theatre, 213-seat auditorium and 100-seat studio, which can host concerts, film screenings and dance and drama productions. Our facilities also include music practice rooms, a dance studio and exhibition space.
If you’re looking to get involved in the Arts during your time at Loughborough, then you’ll be pleased to hear that there are plenty of opportunities to do so – no matter what you are studying or what your skill level is. You can access discounted music tuition, sign up to creative evening classes in pottery, painting and drawing and creative writing, take part in one-off workshops or join one of many arts-related societies through LSU. We run a programme of weekly taster sessions and events in the union called Happy Mondays, which give you the chance to try out a new skill. Workshops have included screen printing, photography, wood turning, pasta making, crochet and song writing. Happy Mondays also showcase the talents of our students through our popular events Speech Bubble (performance poetry night) and Acoustic Night, both of which are run by students with open mic slots.
For those of you looking to develop your talents further, LU Arts offers a package of annual arts scholarships, which include tuition/mentoring as well as cash prizes. Scholarship students contribute to the creative life of the campus by performing at events, championing the arts and organising their own events.
If you can’t find what you are looking for then you can always apply for a student arts grant to fund your own ideas. As well as the funding, we’ll provide practical support in event management and marketing to help get your idea up and running.
LU Arts also runs Radar, the University’s unique contemporary art programme. We invite artists to work alongside and respond to research which is taking place at Loughborough University. The outputs from these projects can include performances, workshops, publications, exhibitions and installations. There are opportunities for students to get involved in these projects, especially students from the Creative Arts.