Our BA (Hons) Musical Theatre (Dance) degree will provide you with a balance of creative and artistic modules and with knowledge and practical skills, allowing you to explore the demanding world of the professional performing arts industry. The degree course has extremely high contact hours to enable you to fulfil your potential as a professional artist. You will have a diverse and intensive programme of training that will facilitate you with the subject specific skills and knowledge enabling you to graduate as an industry ready professional.
Performers College offers the BA (Hons) Musical Theatre (Dance) through two distinct pathways: Dance and Musical Theatre. Which pathway is right for you will depend upon, your skills and interests, the subjects you have previously studied and what you want to do with your degree when you graduate:
- Dance Pathway is a course for those who wish to major in different dance genre and choreography, whilst still studying acting and singing.
- Musical Theatre Pathway focuses on producing ‘triple threat’ graduates who are able to gain employment utilising the skills sets involved in dance, acting and singing.
Each academic year of our BA (Hons) Musical Theatre (Dance) degree consists of three terms. In your first year of study, you will take classes in all disciplines and learn the fundamental elements and techniques of each genre. Your studies will include a variety of dance styles, anatomy and physiology, Pilates, ensemble and solo singing, vocal technique, improvisation and character development, vocal anatomy and correct use of breathing. All subjects will be supported by reflective journals of personal development and contextual awareness.
The second year is when you will commence with either a dance or musical theatre pathway. Dance students will undertake a choreography module and musical theatre students will undertake a musical theatre analysis module. As the course is designed to be progressive in nature, the second year of study continues with more advanced skills and techniques of all the subjects covered. It also includes additional modules for both pathways as detailed above and the introduction of devised performance projects and tutor led performances. This year is also supported by reflective journals and contextual awareness.
The final year of study focuses on mature professional awareness and skills and culminates in four different performance opportunities, two of which take place within a professional theatre. A detailed knowledge of professional practices is acquired alongside an understanding of employability and promotion of self. The course contains core modules required to provide you with the breadth of knowledge and skills needed for a career in the professional performing arts industry. An in depth personal performance project documents and critically reflects upon your experience during your preparation and performance of your final showcase.
On completion of the BA (Hons) Musical Theatre (Dance) degree graduates will be equipped with the necessary skills in performance to enter the continuously evolving and challenging world of performing arts. Graduates will have developed knowledge, expertise and transferable skills necessary for a long and successful career.
Performers College are exceptionally proud of the success and longevity of its alumni. Graduates of Performers College can be seen in many West End shows, UK Tours, on prestigious televisions programmes and performing worldwide.
Prospective students should apply directly to Performers College (not via UCAS).
Typical Offer (individual offers may vary):
A level (or combination with AS / EPQ / BTEC / Cambridge Technical): 96 UCAS New Tariff Points
BTEC / Cambridge Technical: DDD – DMM
International Baccalaureate: 28 points
Interview: candidates will be required to demonstrate, in a performance audition, ability in dance, acting and singing. Applicants with high levels of performance skills may be considered for a lower academic offer.
Tuition Fees and Funding:
UK & EU Nationals: £9,250 per annum
International students: £12,600 per annum
Subject to eligibility, UK & EU students can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from Student Finance England to cover the full cost of tuition fees. UK students are usually also eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs. The tuition fee is not means tested which means that your household income will not be taken into consideration.