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BA (HONS)

PROFESSIONAL DANCE & MUSICAL THEATRE

KEY INFORMATION

·  BA (Hons) in Professional Dance & Musical Theatre

·  3 Years full-time

·  96 UCAS (New Tarrif) points entry requirement

·  £9,250.00 per year (Student Loan Company funding available to UK students)

 

COURSE DETAIL

• Practical skills developed extensively in a variety of different dance genres
• Singing and acting techniques developed through group and individual practice
• Extensive performance opportunities to showcase students' learning
• Specialism in either Dance or Musical Theatre in years 2 & 3
• Academic studies to support and develop understanding of contextual and critical studies
• Facilitates understanding of historical and cultural developments in dance and musical theatre

 


The 3 year Professional Dance & Musical Theatre Degree is a rigorous programme of vocational training for aspiring professional performers.
This outstanding programme of study trains performers to an audition-ready, professional level through the delivery of a detailed technical training in dance and musical theatre disciplines.

After gaining a strong grounding in all dance and musical theatre skills in year 1, students have the opportunity to focus the final 2 years of their training to develop the specific skills required for their desired employment. This is accomplished by following either the Dance or Musical Theatre Pathway of the course. On both Pathways, the rigour and complexity of training increases throughout the course, so that graduates develop expertise and knowledge necessary for a long and successful career.

 

 

YEAR 1
Your studies will include:
All Pathways - Technical Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Heels Technique, Commercial, Lyrical, Double Work, Fitness, Nutrition, Body Conditioning, Singing Technique (solo/ensemble), Acting/Vocal Technique (including accents and dialects) and Acting through Song.

All subjects studied will be supported by reflective journals which demonstrate personal development through a variety of research tasks on dance and musical theatre to support your understanding of the industry.
You will have the opportunity to take part in numerous external performances throughout the year where you will be expected to apply the requisite professional standards in preparation for working in the industry.

 


YEAR 2
Your studies will include:
Dance Pathway - Technical Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Heels Technique, Commercial, Lyrical, Double Work, Fitness, Nutrition, Body Conditioning and Anatomy & Physiology.
Musical Theatre Pathway - Singing Technique (solo/ensemble), Acting/Vocal Technique (including accents and dialects), Acting through Song. and Singing/Acting Portfolio.

With guidance from the college, students will pursue either the Dance or Musical Theatre pathway. Due to the progressive nature of the three year course studies will include the acquisition of more advanced technical skills across the genres of dance, singing and acting.
You will develop analytical skills through the exploration of your own practice. You will develop and secure an understanding of historical and cultural developments in dance and musical theatre to support their understanding of the industry.
There is again opportunity to take part in numerous external performances throughout the year where you will be expected to apply the requisite professional standards in preparation for working in the industry.

 

YEAR 3
Your studies will include:
Dance Pathway - Advanced level Technical Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Heels Technique, Commercial, Lyrical, Repertoire, Audition Technique, Double Work and Body Conditioning.
Musical Theatre Pathway -Advanced level Singing Technique, Acting / Vocal Technique, Acting for Audition, Singing for Audition and Microphone Technique.

The final year of study focuses on consolidating all prior learning and providing the student with the artistic and professional skills required for a successful career in the performing arts industry. This will include a detailed knowledge and understanding  of professional practices, support with choosing audition material and extensive practical audition preparation.

You will also rehearse and perform in a Final Major Performance Project which will take place within a professional theatre for an invited audience of agents and industry professionals.