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Falmouth University

Musical Theatre

UCAS Code: W312

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


We welcome A Levels in a wide range of subjects, especially in those relevant to the course for which you apply.

We may consider a standalone AS in a relevant subject, if it is taken along with other A Levels and if an A Level has not been taken in the same subject. However, you will not be disadvantaged if you do not have a standalone AS subject as we will not ordinarily use them in our offers.

60 credits (with a minimum of 45 credits achieved at level 3) in a relevant subject.

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

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A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points

UCAS Tariff

104-120

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points, primarily from Level 3 equivalent qualifications, such as A levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma or a Foundation Diploma, or current, relevant experience. Grade 4 (or C) or above in GCSE English Language, or equivalent, is a minimum language requirement for all applicants. Due to the creative nature of our courses, you will be considered on your own individual merit and potential to succeed on your chosen course. Please contact the Applicant Services team for advice if you are predicted UCAS points below this range, or if you have questions about the qualifications or experience you have.

a minimum of 40 UCAS tariff points, when combined with a minimum of 64 UCAS tariff points from the Supporting Qualifications

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Musical theatre

Combining training in acting, singing and dance, this practice-led degree will empower you for a career in musical theatre. You’ll develop performance skills in all three areas while engaging with traditional, current and future forms, including digital technologies.

You’ll grow your abilities through technique classes, exercises, scene work, and project rehearsals of classic and contemporary musicals. Dance and singing sessions will sit alongside individual tutorials, professional development workshops and public performances, helping you to become a highly versatile and industry-ready artist.

You will:
Study within AMATA’s creative and dynamic performing arts community, where actors, musicians, dancers and technicians work and play in a dedicated facility, which is also a professional performance venue.
Access state-of-the-art facilities, including extensive sprung-floor dance studios, practice rooms, recording studios, and technical and music resources.
Benefit from AMATA’s year-round performance programme, which attracts top artists and performers.
Work with highly skilled and experienced staff, many of them conservatoire trained, with expert knowledge of the performing arts industry.

Modules

As part of this vibrant musical theatre course, you’ll learn acting skills, develop your voice and singing range, and advance your dance techniques in ballet, jazz and tap. Growing your knowledge and understanding of the genre, you’ll engage with and reflect critically on all aspects of it, together with an awareness of emerging forms.

You’ll extend your personal repertoire in singing and dance, learn to perform confidently in live theatre and explore digital technologies. Professional development workshops will enable you to focus on strategies for future employability, developing your personal profile and potential.

Year one:

You’ll build core skills in all physical disciplines – focusing on body, voice and acting – while learning the histories and contexts of performance and the development of musical theatre. We’ll then concentrate on specific techniques and skills for voice, singing and dance, alongside character development and text analysis.

Modules
Physical Skills for Performance
Performance Cultures & Contexts
Acting 1: Storytelling & Improvisation
Dance & Movement 1: Core Skills
Voice & Singing 1: Core Skills
Acting 2: Naturalism & Character

Year two:

Developing your vocal practice, you’ll study techniques for both the spoken and sung voice. You’ll also learn ballet, tap, jazz and core dance skills, before integrating them into your first musical theatre project. Finally, you’ll engage in professional preparation and repertoire in dance and singing and learn to act for recorded media and digital technologies in musical theatre.

Modules
Dance & Movement 2: Developing Techniques
Voice & Singing 2: Developing Techniques
Integrated Skills 1: Musical Theatre Rehearsal Project
Dance & the Actor: Professional Preparation & Repertoire
Voice & the Actor: Professional Preparation & Repertoire
Professional Development: Contemporary Industry Practice

Year three:
Focusing on examples of industry practice, you’ll work on pieces from established shows and gather audition material. You’ll undertake a portfolio or dissertation engaging with emerging practice in musical theatre and learn from a series of guest industry practitioners. Towards the end of the year you’ll put on a final musical theatre production and have the chance to create a digital showcase.

Modules
Professional Development 2: Advanced Practice
Professional Development 3: Musical Theatre Futures
Integrated Skills 2: Musical Theatre Performance

The modules above are those being studied by our students, or proposed new ones. Programme structures and modules can change as part of our curriculum enhancement and review processes. If a certain module is important to you, please discuss it with the Course Leader

Assessment methods

You’ll be assessed through a combination of written coursework, practical coursework and practical performance assessments. Alongside this, you’ll get constant formative feedback from tutors in class, together with formal verbal and some written feedback after assessments.

The Uni


Course location:

Penryn Campus

Department:

The Academy of Music and Theatre Arts

TEF rating:
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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.

75%
med
Musical theatre

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

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
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

74%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
60%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

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.

£16,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
59%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

51%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
9%
Teaching and educational professionals
9%
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.

Musical theatre

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

£17k

£17k

£17k

£17k

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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