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Performance in Musical Theatre with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

46

In addition, all applicants will be auditioned. Students who can demonstrate exceptional practical ability but do not have the required UCAS tariff may be considered for admission to the programme following a short-written test and panel interview.

About this course


Course option

1year

Full-time | 2024

Subjects

Musical theatre

Theatre production

This foundation year, designed over three intensive terms, is highly vocational and is constructed to help each student achieve their potential in all three disciplines – Acting, Singing and Dance. Most classes will be technique based to ensure the correct foundations across all disciplines.

The Singing/Acting module equips students with the technical foundations in singing and acting. The module includes a series of practical classes focussed on the acquisition, development, and application of musical theatre skills, and includes classes in acting, improvisation, acting through song, ensemble, and voice.

The Dance Module involves a series of practical classes in the core disciplines of ballet, jazz, and tap, providing a technical and artistic overview. Fitness and wellbeing are integrated into the module to help strengthen and improve stamina.

Routes to Performance. This module develops technical skills by putting them into practice within a performance context in our in-house theatre. A range of
texts will be explored to showcase the skills and techniques acquired in class.

Contextual Studies. This module provides an overview of key practitioners, performance styles and key texts. Students will develop an ability to reflect on, analyse and critique the work they do in class and rehearsal.

Modules

Modules
EPDA0805 Singing/Acting
EPDA0806 Dance
EPDA0807 Routes to Performance
EPDA0808 Contextual Studies

Assessment methods

The programme offers a range of learning strategies including:

Workshop based learning, both tutor and self-led. Lectures and large group teaching, Seminars, tutorials, and field trips. A variety of assessment strategies is deployed to underpin the learning process.

These include:
Formative & Continuous Assessment – Students are given verbal feedback on an almost daily basis in classes as a means of developing technique in inherently practical sessions, this is both for the group as a whole, but will frequently encompass individual observation and discussion. At structured points in the year, students will be given this feedback in personal written form, or via a personal or group tutorial to allow for personal development, reflection, and improvement.

Summative Assessment – A structured and college wide format exists for the appropriate and even diarisation of formal and summative assessment, ensuring students work points are fairly spaced throughout the college calendar. Students may be asked to undertake essays/dissertations, practical performances, presentations, journals, portfolios, all of which will give rise to an individual mark irrespective of if they are group or solo tasks.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Performance Preparation Academy (Guildford)

Department:

Arts, Design and Humanities

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

76%
Musical theatre
75%
Theatre production

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Music

Teaching and learning

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
97%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
94%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

76%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
48%
Male students
52%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
15%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B

Drama

Teaching and learning

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

75%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
76%
Course specific equipment and facilities
68%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
35%
Male students
65%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
10%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Music

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,760
med
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Design occupations
16%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Artistic, literary and media occupations

Drama

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,640
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
26%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
17%
Teaching and educational professionals
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Music

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£20k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Drama

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£14k

£14k

£19k

£19k

£20k

£20k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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