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University of Central Lancashire

Music Theatre

UCAS Code: W310

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

Entry requirements


96 to 112 UCAS points at A2

96 to 112 UCAS points

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.

96 to 122 UCAS points at Higher Level subjects

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

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OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

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

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

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96 to 112 UCAS points

96 to 112 UCAS points

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96-112

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Performing arts

Musical theatre

**Course overview**
- Delivered by industry professionals, including visiting directors and musical directors, this unique and mainly vocational course equips students with fundamental performance and creative skills, ensuring a solid foundation for a range of careers within Music Theatre and the Performing Arts.

- The programme includes Musical Theatre and New Music Theatre strands, ensuring an holistic training and diverse performing experience, supported with academic rigour. Students take part in a full-scale musical theatre production in each year, and a major devising project in 2nd and 3rd year.

- The individual attention the students receive as part of their training at UCLan is without doubt part of the reason for the success and high retention rate of the course. The course has a 100% pass rate with the majority of students graduating with a 2:1 or 1st award. Most graduates go on to successful careers within performance and related areas.

- Each year the course takes a Graduate Showcase to an invited audience of industry professionals at a London venue. Venues have included the Soho Theatre and the Jermyn Street Theatre.

- The University Chamber Choir is made up of Music Theatre students. The choir has a successful record of winning national competitions, including the Adult Category of Choir of the Year. The choir has an annual concert tour in France, and has also visited Shanghai.

**Why study with us**
- Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Music Theatre is ranked 1st in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2021)

- Our chamber choir, which is made up of Music Theatre students, has won several national competitions, including the BBC Adult Choir of the Year.

- This course has a 100% pass rate to date, with most students graduating with a 2:1 or 1st class honours.

**Further information**
- This course offers you the chance to delve into the practical processes of music theatre – giving you the creative skills and performance experience vital for a variety of careers in the entertainment industry.

- Every year, we take a Graduate Showcase to an invited audience of industry professionals at a London venue, like the Soho Theatre and the Jermyn Street Theatre. It’s an ideal chance to connect with professionals and highlight your talent.

- You’ll also have the chance to attend our cJAM event – an employability fair reimagined for the creative industries. As well as an industry Q&A and a selection of informal networking events, you’ll have the chance to meet industry professionals one-on-one at a huge speed-meeting event – with placements with up to 30 employers up for grabs.

- Studying Music Theatre also offers the chance to join the University Chamber Choir. It’s not only a multi-award-winning group – including the Adult Category of Choir of the Year – but also has an annual concert tour in France, while it has also visited Shanghai.

- When you graduate, you’ll be ready to pursue a wide range of performance-related roles, including musical theatre, television, film, children’s theatre and TV, cruise ship entertainment, teaching and voice-over work – among others.

- Graduates from this course move into a variety of performance-related jobs including: musical theatre (West End, touring, regional and overseas), television, film, children’s theatre and TV, cruise ship entertainment, teaching, theatre in education, theatre representation and management, high profile singing engagements, voice-over work and many others.

Modules

Year 1: Musical Theatre 1, Musical Theatre Skills, New Music Theatre 1

Year 2: Musical Theatre 2, New Music Theatre 2

Year 3: Musical Theatre 3, New Music Theatre 3

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Central Lancashire

Department:

School of Arts and Media

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

99%
high
Performing arts
63%
low
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.

Drama

Teaching and learning

100%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
99%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
99%
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

93%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
97%
Course specific equipment and facilities
92%
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?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
38%
Male students
62%
Female students
96%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
C

Music

Teaching and learning

75%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
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

75%
Library resources
52%
IT resources
81%
Course specific equipment and facilities
45%
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?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
83%
Male students
17%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
27%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

After graduation


The stats in this section 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.

Drama

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
45%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

32%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
14%
Other elementary services occupations
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

Music

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
44%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

50%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
13%
Other elementary services occupations
6%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

What about your long term prospects?

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

Performing arts

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£13k

£13k

£17k

£17k

£18k

£18k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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