Musical Theatre - BA Hons Degree
Course Code: VP1HE51
UCAS Code: WW34
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B.A. (Hons) Musical Theatre is a vibrant, varied and challenging subject. Our degree mirrors conservatoire training and provides the triple threat element required for success in this very competitive industry. Much of your time will be spent developing practical performance skills in singing, dance and acting, however you will develop high level skills of analysis, problem solving, teamwork and creativity. This flag ship course is based in the heart of Blackpool and we draw on our close association with The Grand Theatre, Winter Gardens, Pleasure Beach and a host of regional theatres and directors. The success of our Alumni is a reflection of our commitment to professional training standards and many of our graduates go directly into employment. The academic team are all committed to fostering your individual skills and this truly innovative programme will give you the skills you need for a lifelong career in the creative industries.
You will need a minimum of 96 UCAS points in an appropriate discipline (excluding functional skills) and GCSE English Language at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent).
Applicants who are able to demonstrate relevant work/life skills or knowledge will also be considered on an individual basis.
All applicants will be given the opportunity to attend a workshop or send in their work electronically.
Modules and Assessment
Teaching and Learning Methods
Teaching centres around technique classes, rehearsal sessions, formal lectures, group seminars and 1:1 advice & guidance. Hours will be demanding and will increase during production weeks.
Support is available through our dedicated HE support team.
The training we offer draws on the professional experience of our academic team with contributions from working performers and directors making this a truly inspiring course.
Percentage of time spent in different learning activities, by year for this course:
Year 1: 55% time in lectures and seminars, 45% time in independent study
Year 2: 50% time in lectures and seminars, 50% time in independent study
Year 3: 41% time in lectures and seminars, 59% time in independent study
Work Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of higher education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
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