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Newcastle College University Centre

Musical Theatre

UCAS Code: W391

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


A level

C,C

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

MPP

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C

UCAS Tariff

48-64
57%
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About this course


Course option

2years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Musical theatre

You will undertake comprehensive training in dance, acting and singing and will gain extensive stage experience, participating in workshops led by leading choreographers. Sessions are performance based and designed to develop your skills on stage, working on choreography, scripts and lyrics. Classes throughout the academic year will build these skills and help you to understand the repertoire you suit for auditions. As part of our work-ready guarantee, students have enjoyed professional workshops led by leading choreographers such as Lee Proud (Billy Elliot), Mark Stuart Hedges (LSMT), Cynthia Erivo and Oliver Tompsett, (Les Miserables and Ghost the Musical) and more. Students have had the opportunity to travel to New York and experience workshops, performances and take part in showcases. Students also perform in the annual Move IT exhibition in London. 100% of recent musical theatre graduates are in work or further study within 6 months of completing the course. Many are working within the industry, performing starring roles in shows like Jersey Boys, Matilda and Avenue Q. Others have enhanced their skills by progressing onto our one-year BA (Hons) Creative Enterprise (Top-Up) degree.

Modules

Year One: Academic Study Skills, Acting Performance, Acting Techniques, Contextual Studies 1, Personal Development or Recognition of Prior Learning, Practice Enrichment, Singing Techniques and Vocal Anatomy, Technical Skills for Singing, Training Techniques 1, Work Related Learning. Year Two: Alternative Techniques, Contemporary Acting Performance, Contemporary Acting Techniques, Contextual Studies 2, Professional Development, Professional Singing Techniques and Music Theory, Singing for Performance, Training Techniques 2, Work-Based Learning.

Assessment methods

You will learn through practical technique classes, creative workshops, seminars, formal lectures, classroom activities, self-directed training, rehearsal and study. Assessment is carried out through set practical technique exercises, the performance of set repertoire, practical/ creative tasks, reflective journals, research projects, academic essays, reports and creative and academic portfolios.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,000
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EU
£9,000
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Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Newcastle College University Centre

Department:

Music and Performing/Production Arts

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