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Newcastle College University Centre

Musical Theatre

UCAS Code: W391

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


A level

C,C

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MPP

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C

UCAS Tariff

48-64

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Musical theatre

Be a part of the greatest show and combine dancing, singing and acting in this highly practical Musical Theatre degree. Train to be a ‘triple threat’ and develop your talents and practical skills in line with West End productions. Alongside theory and academic studies of the musical theatre industry, you will take part in intensive, performance-based classes, developing skills for the stage, working on choreography, scripts and lyrics. Learning from highly experienced and well-connected tutors, you will also learn a range of audition techniques, work on your solo repertoire and be given the opportunity to audition in-house for a number of London based theatre schools. As well as gaining performance experience, you will work alongside the London School of Musical Theatre and under course adviser Lee Proud, current choreographer on The Producers UK tour. Our patron Mark Stuart Hedges, currently resident on the Mary Poppins UK tour, will be a guest tutor and you will have the chance to audition for London School of Musical Theatre, CPA and Mountview Academy. On successful completion of this degree, you can progress on to the BA (Hons) Musical Theatre degree at Newcastle College University Centre. Alternatively, you could apply to a specialist drama school or seek employment in a theatre. Students from the foundation programme have gained places at Arts Educational, LSMT, Mountview, Urdang, Bird College, Performers, Italia Conti, Central and GSA.

Modules

Year One: Academic Study Skills, Acting Performance, Acting Techniques, Contextual Studies 1, Personal Development or Recognition of Prior Learning, Practice Enrichment, Singing Techniques and Vocal Anatomy, Technical Skills for Singing, Training Techniques 1, Work Related Learning. Year Two: Alternative Techniques, Contemporary Acting Performance, Contemporary Acting Techniques, Contextual Studies 2, Professional Development, Professional Singing Techniques and Music Theory, Singing for Performance, Training Techniques 2, Work-Based Learning.

Assessment methods

You will learn through practical technique classes, creative workshops, seminars, formal lectures, classroom activities, self-directed training, rehearsal and study. Assessment is carried out through set practical technique exercises, the performance of set repertoire, practical/ creative tasks, reflective journals, research projects, academic essays, reports and creative and academic portfolios.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,000
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EU
£9,000
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Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Newcastle College University Centre

Department:

Music and Performing/Production Arts

TEF rating:
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What students say


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96%
high
Musical theatre

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Music

Teaching and learning

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
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

91%
Library resources
81%
IT resources
100%
Course specific equipment and facilities
43%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

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

After graduation


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Performing arts

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£13k

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£19k

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