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Musical Theatre

Leeds Conservatoire

UCAS Code: W311 | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

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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 an Music/Dance/Acting-related subject), plus 3 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above to include English Language. Combinations of Level 3 qualifications are accepted.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Musical theatre

The Musical Theatre degree at Leeds Conservatoire is designed to prepare performers for a sustainable career in the fast-paced Musical Theatre industry. Through studio practice and professional training you will develop as an authentic, multi-faceted performing artist, undertaking high level acting, dance and singing training within the unique environment of a leading European music conservatoire.

Taught in small groups for your practical work and training, you will hone your skills as an actor within Musical Theatre through tuition in singing, acting, movement/mime/physical theatre and voice. Dance training will involve classes in ballet, tap and jazz, inclusive of the varying jazz styles found in the modern industry. In your third year, you will work towards full scale Musical Theatre public performances, including an industry showcase where casting agents and industry insiders will be invited to watch you perform.

As a Leeds Conservatoire graduate, you will be fully prepared for a sustainable career in the Musical Theatre industry and beyond, with the skills and potential to work across various forms of theatre and screen work.Working with practitioners from Leeds Playhouse and conservatoire staff, you will study alongside active professionals and expert Musical Theatre educators who will train you to the highest, industry standard. Our course is professionally accredited, which will allow graduates to gain full Equity and Spotlight membership upon graduation.

Leeds Conservatoire’s creative environment, encompassing musicians, composers and performers, combined with our teaching and learning approach, will shape your talent and inspire your passion in preparation for the diverse world of Musical Theatre.

Modules

Acting is central to this BA (Hons) Musical Theatre course and informs your training in both singing and dance, developing you in to a fully rounded professional musical theatre performer. Alongside this, a professional studies strand will develop your core business skills, including showreel creation, audition technique and more.

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.

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 Conservatoire website:
http://bit.ly/LC-Theatre-UCAS

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

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£17,500
per year
International
£17,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leeds Conservatoire

Department:

School of Performance

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What students say


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70%
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

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
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

66%
Library resources
68%
IT resources
67%
Course specific equipment and facilities
59%
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?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
67%
Male students
33%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
16%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

After graduation


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