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On the audition day candidates will spend all day at the Urdang and get the chance to speak to staff and current students. Parents/guardians will also be given an introductory talk by staff at the beginning of the day.
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Our three-year BA (Hons) Degree in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre will give you both outstanding artistic and technical training and academic study, and will also connect you to a career in the performing arts.
The degree is structured in a three-track system to all allow you to focus on your primary interests and strengths. For example; Triple-threat, Actor/Singer Focus or Dance Focus.
Our BA (Hons) programme nurtures fresh talent and allows students to pursue specific interests, without boundaries.
This programme is awaiting validation from our partner university and UCAS codes will be confirmed shortly.
This course is for students 18 years and up and will give you the opportunity to train to the highest standard for a professional career in Dance and Musical Theatre, whilst gaining solid academic skills to enhance your career prospects
- Full-time, delivered over three years
- Between 25-28 contact hours a week
- Vocational and academic studies
- Practical skills including dance, singing and acting
- Opportunities to perform and showcase students learning in a range of Dance and Musical Theatre disciplines
- Small class sizes – vocational classes are taught in groups no bigger than 18, to ensure effective individual learning
- Facilitates greater understanding of cultural and historical developments in dance and musical theatre
- Emphasises the importance of academic study through independent research projects
- Offers opportunities to be creative through guided choreography projects
- Evaluated on the quality of their academic and practical work.
- A passion for the performing arts
- 80 points normally through Level 3 academic qualifications (BTEC, A-Level, Scottish Highers, IB etc)
- At least a Grade4/C in GCSE English Language (or equivalent)
All academic requirements could be subject to change and this website will be updated accordingly
EU/EEA students will need to have gained an Academic IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.
After the first year, you may choose a more focused study track:, triple threat training, singer/acting focus or a more dance-based focus. This allows you to choose a direction of study in the second and third year of the course that is in line with your natural talent and likely destination. These tracks give the opportunity to explore your strengths and passions in greater detail, and opens the degree to students whose strengths lie in or one or more specialist areas.
This track is designed to support students who are suited to all aspects of Musical Theatre i.e. singing, acting and dance. There is an equal emphasis on Musical Theatre subjects and Dance disciplines. Students on this track are expected to reach a high level in all the disciplines of singing, acting and dance.
Musical Theatre: Singing Technique, Singing Repertoire, Acting (including a Shakespeare module), Acting through Song, Voice (Accent and Articulation), Choir, Acting for Audition, Singing for Audition and Integrated Performance. Accent reduction for overseas students
Dance: Classical Ballet, Technical Jazz, Musical Theatre Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Commercial, Acrobatics and Partner Work.
Contextual Studies: Theatre visits, Production Skills, Dance and Musical Theatre History, Healthier Performer and Musical Theatre for Performers, critical reflection and project journals.
This track is designed to support those students who will predominantly follow acting and singing based musical theatre careers. This course is heavily weighted towards Musical Theatre disciplines; dance being used as a supporting discipline to maintain strength and core stability. This track has a strong emphasis towards performance in both Acting and Musical Theatre. On this track student are expected to reach an exceptional level in Singing and Acting modules.
Musical Theatre: Singing Technique, Singing Repertoire, Acting, Voice (Phonetics/Accent/Articulation), Acting Through Song, Integrated Performance, Choir, Operetta Singing and Acting Master Classes, Acting for Audition, Singing for Audition, and Play Rehearsals. Accent reduction for overseas students.
Dance: Body Conditioning, Classical Ballet, Technical Jazz, Contemporary and Tap.
Contextual Studies: Theatre visits, Production Skills, Dance and Musical Theatre History, Healthier Performer and Musical Theatre for Performers, critical reflection.
This track aims to produce the most versatile dancers for the current industry. This course is heavily weighted towards Dance with Musical Theatre being used as a supporting subject to maintain basic singing and acting skills. These students are expected to reach an exceptional level in all dance disciplines.
Dance: Classical Ballet., Technical Jazz, Musical Theatre Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Choreography, Acrobatics, Partner Work, Street, Hip Hop and Commercial.
Musical Theatre: Acting, Acting Through Song, Singing, Integrated Performance and Voice.
Contextual Studies: Theatre visits, Production Skills, Dance and Musical Theatre History, Healthier Performer and Musical Theatre for Performers, critical reflection
Below are the core subjects are studied by all students. However, depending on the pathway chosen by the students, greater emphasis will be placed on specialist disciplines.
Candidates who wish to apply for our BA (Hons) Degree should also make an application through UCAS. Codes for the course will be confirmed shortly.
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