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UCEN Manchester

Performing Arts (Musical Theatre)

UCAS Code: 2M45

Higher National Certificate - HNC

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

48

in a related subject area

You may also need to…

Attend an interview

Perform an audition

About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Musical theatre

The course offers high quality practical and intensive training to expand, unleash and develop musical theatre skills providing students with the core skills required to be successful within this exciting industry.

The course aims to give students of all ages, backgrounds and experience the tools to excel as musical theatre performers exploring a range of genres and practitioners. This exciting and career focused course will introduce you to all aspects of musical theatre in the performing arts industry.
You will refine your technique in a variety of dance such as ballet, jazz and tap, and you will develop the employability skills that are an essential part of being in this industry.

In acting there is a strong focus on naturalism and allowing the students to build their own tool box of skills and techniques to draw upon when they perform. This will include studying practitioners such as Stanislavski, Strasberg,and Uta Hagen. There is a strong focus on text analysis and how the actor creates a life by mining the text and drawing out the clues within to develop a role which is detailed.

In singing, you will focus on the Estill Method which is universally taught in Higher Education. Lessons will focus on audition preparation, ensemble work, building repertoire, acting through song and application of technique.

Additionally the course provides guidance on audition technique both industry based and preparation for Drama School. Students will learn how to market themselves as a performer and be given guidance on Equity, Spotlight etc from industry professionals.

Modules

Examples of current modules-

The Performing Arts Industry
Professional Development
Jazz Dance 1
Tap 1
Singing 1
Acting 1
Vocal Repertoire

The Uni


Course location:

Shena Simon Campus

Department:

Performing Arts (CA)

TEF rating:
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