BA (Hons) Musical Theatre
Are you looking for the ideal creative environment to develop your full potential as a musical theatre professional?
This intensive three-year course offers training from an international faculty of industry professionals. Develop your potential for excellence as a triple threat performer over our three-year musical theatre degree, targeting the needs of the industry and master the three main skills of acting, singing and dancing, all of which you will learn in equal measures with an average of 30 hours of study per week across the term. You are also assigned a 1:1 personal singing tutor to tailor your vocal development through your time with us.
The first year of study, “Technique”, takes you through all disciplines in equal measure, as you acquire the skills that will get you ready for the competitive industry of musical theatre. In the second year of study: “Challenges” you will be immersed into a variety of projects – from mini-musical projects covering historical and contemporary repertoire, a swing project, and even creating your own full-scale musical. The last year of study, titled ‘the professional year’ works on giving you the tools to succeed in the industry with a heavy focus on audition skills and professional development developing your audition repertoire and producing a vocal reel. You will also work with external directors on two full scale musical production shows, and an industry showcase.
Students of this course go onto work in a range of professional performance careers from cruise-ships to West End shows.
Manchester enjoys an impressive international theatre scene with an ever-increasing amount of northern-based theatre and TV agents with Media City on the doorstep. There are also many museums and libraries, an impressive Manchester shopping experience and a diverse, multicultural nightlife.