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Musical Theatre

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About the Course

The course is one of the most intensive ‘triple-threat’ musical theatre training courses offered in the UK with a clear vocational and employment-focused approach adopted enabling you to develop your ability to perform musical theatre to a high level. Much time and energy is devoted to the three disciplines: acting, dancing and singing underpinned by relevant academic knowledge and understanding. With guaranteed agency representation on completion of the final year, the course is geared towards getting students industry-ready, learning key skills (such as critical reflection and appraisal, collaboration and ethics) and gaining knowledge for a sustainable career in the music theatre/performing arts industry.


The course has been designed to develop graduates who are able to:

  • Apply advanced practical knowledge of performance and production processes and exhibit high level technical competence in acting, dance and singing roles in musical theatre productions
  • Perform autonomously or in collaboration within an ensemble in a contemporary music theatre performance, displaying highly developed technical and professional skills and thus, contribute effectively to the production and to the development and progression of the company
  • Approach musical theatre tasks and performance scenarios with professionalism, openness and integrity in addition to being independent, resourceful and a critical thinker, thus making valuable inputs in a variety of roles and settings

This course aims to provide students with an intensive musical theatre training (including a balance of classes across the Musical Theatre disciplines) underpinned by relevant academic knowledge, understanding and transferable skills, aimed at facilitating your employment in the industry. The course offers a conservatoire model of education that focuses on individual development with an emphasis on the importance of reflective learning, personal development and well-being to gaining and sustaining employment in a competitive industry. Drawing upon industry expertise to ensure you are knowledgeable with regards to current and emerging trends in the profession the course aims to instil in you a sense of appropriate professional conduct and an awareness of the expectations of industry. You will be given a range of professionally orientated opportunities to participate in productions, auditions and castings.


The assessment strategy has been designed and structured to enable tutors to support learners in achieving the course and unit learning outcomes through appropriate assessment types and methods. You will encounter a range of assessment types such as essays, solo and group performance, and project work; logs and portfolios; and presentations. Care has been taken to avoid bunching of assessments and to give you a balanced workload.

You will be encouraged to view assessment as fundamental to your development and learning and not just as an obstacle to be overcome or about the grades achieved. Several units will provide formative assessment opportunities (ungraded) to enable you to gain feedback from your tutor, and on occasions, from peers, aimed at supporting your learning and progress towards the summative assessments. The assessments are not only designed to ensure that you have mastered the basic knowledge and developed the skills required in the course but to encourage you to consolidate and adapt your learning approaches and to develop your confidence as an independent and collaborative learner.

You will be given clear guidance on the assessments and expectations through unit handbooks, and assessment briefs that will be provided for all your assessments. Creative Industries expect quality work completed to strict deadlines and tutors will have the same expectations in terms of preparing and producing work to be assesse

Entry Requirements

We will consider you as an individual and take into account all elements of your application, not just your qualifications. We are looking for breadth and depth in your current studies and enthusiasm for the subject you wish to study.

UCAS introduced a new tariff for courses from September 2017. This means the points you will be asked for are different to previous years but the grades you receive have not changed.

  • At least 112 points with 96 points from at least 2 A level passes
  • At least 112 points with Distinction Merit Merit in BTEC Extended Diploma or Distinction* Distinction* in BTEC Diploma
  • A completed Access to Higher Education Diploma (with 12 merits and 12 distinctions at level 3)
  • Equivalent qualifications such as Irish Leaving Certificate, OCR Nationals, International Baccalaureate and CACHE Level 3 awards.

For more clarification about your qualifications in the new tariff view the UCAS tariff calculator

Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking would be suitable for entry.

T: +44 (0)1582 743500
E: admission@beds.ac.uk

As a general guide, to apply for a place on an undergraduate course (BA/BSc) at the University you need to have completed your high school education and have the required English qualification.

We have students from all the European Union member countries so we are quick to make decisions on most qualifications. See your country page for more details

 

Check Your Country page to confirm that your local qualifications are suitable or contact your International Admissions Team.

 

 

Entry Requirements


We will consider you as an individual and take into account all elements of your application, not just your qualifications. We are looking for breadth and depth in your current studies and enthusiasm for the subject you wish to study.

UCAS introduced a new tariff for courses from September 2017. This means the points you will be asked for are different to previous years but the grades you receive have not changed.

  • At least 112 points with 96 points from at least 2 A level passes
  • At least 112 points with Distinction Merit Merit in BTEC Extended Diploma or Distinction* Distinction* in BTEC Diploma
  • A completed Access to Higher Education Diploma (with 12 merits and 12 distinctions at level 3)
  • Equivalent qualifications such as Irish Leaving Certificate, OCR Nationals, International Baccalaureate and CACHE Level 3 awards.

For more clarification about your qualifications in the new tariff view the UCAS tariff calculator

Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking would be suitable for entry.

T: +44 (0)1582 743500
E: admission@beds.ac.uk

 

 


As a general guide, to apply for a place on an undergraduate course (BA/BSc) at the University you need to have completed your high school education and have the required English qualification.

We have students from all the European Union member countries so we are quick to make decisions on most qualifications. See your country page for more details

 

 

 


Check Your Country page to confirm that your local qualifications are suitable or contact your International Admissions Team.

 

 


Guaranteed agency representation on successful completion of the final year gives real opportunity to gain employment and have a sustainable career in the music theatre/performing arts industry. Opportunities are also available in advertising and the wider entertainment sector including cruise ships and hotel complexes and the leisure industry. With a BA (Hons) you will also be able to progress to postgraduate study including PGCE teaching courses and study towards an MA (e.g. MA performing Arts or Screen Performance and Communication Techniques). Your studies will also have equipped you with a range of graduate level transferable skills sought by a range of employers and particularly those who seek people with great communication skills.

Fees and Funding

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2018/19 is £9,250 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees. You can also apply for a maintenance loan from the Government to help cover your living costs.

See www.gov.uk/student-finance

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

 

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2018/19 is £9,250 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees.

See www.gov.uk/student-finance

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

 

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the academic year 2018/19 is £11,500 per year. A prompt payment discount is available if you pay the full Year 1 fee before or at registration. There are also special scholarships available.

See www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

Fees and Funding


The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2018/19 is £9,250 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees. You can also apply for a maintenance loan from the Government to help cover your living costs.

See www.gov.uk/student-finance

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

 

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2018/19 is £9,250 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees.

See www.gov.uk/student-finance

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

 

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the academic year 2018/19 is £11,500 per year. A prompt payment discount is available if you pay the full Year 1 fee before or at registration. There are also special scholarships available.

See www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

Extra Costs

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How to Apply

Application for most full-time undergraduate and foundation courses is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

We expect to receive UCAS applications between 1 September and 15 January for courses starting in the following academic year, but may consider applications received after this date should places be available.

Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.

If you are not at school or college (including mature students) you should apply independently via UCAS

EU students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS or direct using our admissions form

International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country
You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

How to Apply


Application for most full-time undergraduate and foundation courses is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

We expect to receive UCAS applications between 1 September and 15 January for courses starting in the following academic year, but may consider applications received after this date should places be available.

Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.

If you are not at school or college (including mature students) you should apply independently via UCAS


EU students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS or direct using our admissions form


International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country
You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student