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Leeds College of Music

Musical Theatre

UCAS Code: W311

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

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

A minimum of three GCSEs including English Language at Grade C or above or equivalent.

UCAS Tariff

96

96 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 studies or equivalent, which normally include an A Level or a BTEC Extended Diploma in a Music/Dance/Acting-related subject.

You may also need to…

Perform an audition

Present a portfolio

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Musical theatre

The key areas of study within this programme will split between singing, dancing and acting, but the emphasis will be on how students can be encouraged to merge the boundaries of these forms, and particularly how they may utilise the conservatoire environment of other musical performers to further develop a breadth of skills. It will also prioritise industry input to legitimise the curriculum so that dramatic techniques (voice, acting and dance) and expression (narrative and sustained delivery through dramatic characterisation) are both of the standard that the industry requires now and in the future.

Modules

The programme has strands in Studio Training and Practice, Performance Practice, Contextual Studies and Professional Studies that span the three levels of the programme. Students focus primarily on their Studio Training and Practice and Performance Practice, which includes training in singing, dance and acting.

Studio Training and Practice and Performance Practice teaching takes place in small groups, which enables continuous formative feedback on student progress. This makes up 80 credits per year throughout the programme, reflecting the intensive conservatoire model of performance training. Assessment load is also progressive, and Level 6, students are expected to produce a real-world group public performance. Also at Level 6, the Preparation for the Profession – Showcase module offers students the opportunity to perform showcase material to an invited audience of industry professionals.

Contextual Studies and Professional Studies complement the Studio Training and Practice and Performance Practice strands, providing historical, critical and analytical studies and employability skills.

All modules on the programme have been developed around key themes at each level:

Self and other (Level 4)
Style and Character (Level 5)
Public performance and transition to the industry (Level 6)

Year 1 (Level 4)
Compulsory modules:
Acting 1 – Fundamentals of Dramatic Techniques
Dance 1 – Fundamentals of Dance
Voice 1 – Fundamentals of Voice
Performance Project 1
Contextual Studies 1 – Theatre Practice and Practitioners
Professional Studies 1 – Working in the Arts

Year 2 (Level 5)
Compulsory modules:
Acting 2 – Intermediate Dramatic Techniques
Dance 2 – Intermediate Techniques in Dance
Voice 2 – Intermediate Techniques in Voice
Performance Project 2
Contextual Studies 2 – History and Context of Theatre
Professional Studies 2 – Creating Your Own Work

Year 3 (Level 6)
Compulsory modules:
Acting 3 – Advanced Dramatic Techniques
Dance 3 – Advanced Techniques in Dance
Voice 3 – Advanced Techniques in Voice
Group Public Performance
Preparation for the Profession - Showcase

Module specifications can be found via the Leeds College of Music website:
https://www.lcm.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate-study-18plus/undergraduate-courses/ba-hons-musical-theatre/

Assessment methods

The course is assessed via practical assessments and performances, coursework, portfolios, technical tests, presentations and written work. Formal assessments tend to take place over a period at the end of each semester or the end of the year. There are a handful of assignments with deadlines halfway through a semester.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£17,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leeds College of Music

Department:

Music

TEF rating:
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Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
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

89%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

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