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Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John)

Musical Theatre

UCAS Code: MST1

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

Excluding General Studies

Pass with 23-45 Level 3 credits at Distinction/Merit with minimum of 6 Distinction

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language at Grade 4 or Grade C or above.

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

MMM

Or a combination of grades from other BTEC qualifications

UCAS Tariff

96

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Performing arts

Musical theatre is an enduring art form which has seen recent revival, with TV shows building enthusiasm and huge audiences. Successful musicals can run for decades, touring internationally, and a lot of people are needed to keep all that jazz on the road. As well as performers, musical theatre requires writers, producers, technicians and other management roles to make it succeed. On this course you will develop a portfolio of skills, ready for a variety of career opportunities in the industry.

**Why this course at Marjon?**
• Strong support and expert guidance for a career in the musical theatre industry.
• Learn how to make and perform musical theatre that reflects, interrogates and enriches society.
• Work in a variety of contexts from full scale theatre to community spaces.
• Work with a community of like-minded students across other performance-related courses and develop your collaboration and leadership skills.
• 300-seat theatre and black box studio theatre.

**What might I become?**
You might become a producer, performer, or writer within musical theatre, or use your transferable skills (particularly your outstanding communication) to move into other creative industry roles. You may also move into further postgraduate study or teaching.

**Find out more at Open Day**
Open Day is your opportunity to find out more about studying Musical Theatre at Marjon. You’ll meet lecturers and look around our 300-seat theatre and black box studio theatre. Our student life talks will help you prepare to go to university, covering topics such as careers, funding, sport and our award winning on-campus student support service. You can also take a tour of the campus with a current student and find out about the student-led clubs and societies.

**Book on to an Open Day at: www.marjon.ac.uk/open-day**

**Why study at Marjon?**
• Awarded SILVER Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
• High quality teaching Ranked No 1 in England for teaching quality in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
• Joint 12th in UK for Student Satisfaction as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
• Top 10 in the UK for student experience as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019*.
• 5th in UK for Courses and Lecturers in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA) 2019.

*Rankings published 23 September 2018. Oxford and Cambridge excluded due to low response rates. Based on National Student Survey 2018

Modules

Sarah McAdam- Director of the School of Arts and Humanities, Musical Theatre;
“During your first year you will explore approaches to acting on stage and learn how music interacts with performance in a practical environment. In the second year you will gain an understanding of the history behind musical theatre and further explore the theory behind music and singing in popular culture. You’ll bring these skills together in various performances across the year. Your third year focusses on preparing you for entering the industry with modules on building your portfolio, insider tips on getting job opportunities and a dissertation.”

1st Year
Theory & Practice
Craft & Discipline
Singing and Music Theory & Practice
Dance technique and improvisation
Naturalism
Ensemble Performance

2nd Year
History and Context of Musical Theatre
Musical Theatre Research
Singing and Music Theory & Practice
Dance and Musical Theatre Styles
Ensemble Performance Skills

3rd Year
Professional Profile
Acting through Song
The Working Actor
Ensemble Performance Skills

Assessment methods

You will be assessed via practical assessments and coursework that are supported by reflective practice. There are no exams.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John)

Department:

School of Arts and Humanities

TEF rating:
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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
84%
Male students
16%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
19%
Drop out rate

After graduation


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med
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
14%
Other elementary services occupations
7%
Science, engineering and production technicians

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Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Performing arts

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