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Newcastle College University Centre

Musical Theatre (Top-up)

UCAS Code: W393

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

Entry requirements


HND (BTEC)

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About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Musical theatre

This course has been designed for those wishing to advance their professional practice in musical theatre. The course is ideal if you wish to gain an Honours Degree having already studied a Foundation Degree (or equivalent) or have extensive experience within the industry. The course is predominately vocational and you receive equal amounts of dance, acting and singing technique which is linked with the current market and industry standards. The programme also delivers academic studies such as research and dissemination, which will enable you to use your theoretical knowledge of musical theatre and develop your own area of study/practice. You will build your acting/dance and singing skills and understand what repertoire you suit for auditions or other employment routes. You will also be taught a range of audition techniques to help you in your future career paths. Musical theatre is a multi-disciplinary art form and within this course you will be given a ‘real world’ experience by becoming a member of The Company. The highly disciplined environment of The Company is designed to promote ‘work-readiness’. As well as being a performer, all Company members will have an off-stage role (to encourage transferable and other employability skills), leading acting, singing or dance rehearsals, becoming a coach to support skills development in acting, singing or dancing, working alongside technical support, contributing to the creativity of a production and working alongside staff You will be supported to secure a placement, working alongside employers that will promote a realistic environment, while giving you opportunities to create contacts and network with industry and students. You will gain hands-on experience of what it takes to work in any field of musical theatre. The course will open up a diverse range of job opportunities within the industry such as performing, gigging, teaching, working in holiday parks and on cruise ships, as freelance artists and working as a creative team member. You could choose to continue your studies by progressing on to our MA Performing Arts programme or an appropriate PGCE qualification.

Modules

Technical Study, Professional Study, Industry Portfolio, Research and Dissertation, Work-Placement.

Assessment methods

Modules will enable our students to develop their techniques in acting, singing and dancing, presentation displays, essay writing, communication and research skills. Students will participate in practical and academic lectures and seminars to promote their knowledge of the industry. All theory sessions will link to the vocational modules and always remain interactive

Tuition fees

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England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
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

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