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University of Greenwich

Professional Dance and Musical Theatre

UCAS Code: WW53

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Musical theatre

Dance

This degree in professional dance and musical theatre will help you realise your potential as a professional dancer and musical theatre artist. It is offered by one of the university's partner colleges: Bird College in Sidcup, south-east London.

You will develop your practical skills in musical theatre, acting, singing, voice and a variety of dance styles. The academic side of the course will enable you to explore the theory behind performance in practice, encouraging the development of your personal vision and reflection as an artist. Depending on the modules you choose, you can specialise in musical theatre or dance.

In your final year, you will also have the chance to take part in performances to which we invite industry employers. Career options include musical theatre, cabaret and TV.

**What you should know about this course**
- Develop high levels of performance skills by engaging with a range of dance disciplines, as well as the closely related genres of singing, musical theatre and acting

- Set within the context of a demanding programme of academic study, which relates theory to practice

- During the final year, students specialise in major performances both in Dance and Musical Theatre and engage in an independent project, which can combine practical and written work

- This course is for anyone who has relevant experience and demonstrates the potential to be a successful professional dancer, and musical theatre artist

- On successful completion of the programme students will have gained relevant dance, acting and musical theatre skills to embark on a professional career in the arts and related industries

- Option of an endorsement in BA (Hons) Professional Dance & Musical Theatre (Dance) or BA (Hons) Professional Dance & Musical Theatre (Musical Theatre).

Modules

**Year 1**
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses:
* Dance Study (30 credits)
* Musical Theatre Study (30 credits)
* Performance Workshop (30 credits)
* Perspectives (30 credits)

**Year 2**
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses:
* Dance Practice (30 credits)
* Musical Theatre Practice (30 credits)
* Performance Project (30 credits)
* Further Perspectives (30 credits)

**Year 3**
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses:
* Core Skills (30 credits)
* Professional Performance (30 credits)
* Musical Theatre Performance (30 credits)
* Independent Project (30 credits)

Assessment methods

Students are assessed through:

* Practical Class,
* Performance,
* Continuous assessment,
* course work ,
* exam,
* presentation.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bird College

Department:

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Music

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
33%
Male students
67%
Female students
95%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
D

Dance

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
26%
Male students
74%
Female students
95%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Music

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
high
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

63%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
8%
Other elementary services occupations
6%
Teaching and educational professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Music is a popular degree subject and a little over 4,600 degrees were awarded to UK graduates in 2015. Most were working after six months — but postgraduate study (usually continuing with music) is quite common and a lot of graduates go into music teaching, often as freelance or travelling music teachers of particular instruments. Obviously, many music graduates get work as musicians as well, or work as sound recordists and in similar technical roles. Music is important in advertising and so a lot of graduates go into this industry, and management is also a popular job role for music graduates. There's also a niche for music graduates wanting to work in IT and computing, particularly with web applications. Because a lot of musician work is temporary or freelance, the most common way for new graduates to get jobs as musicians is through their own contacts, so learning how to make good use of networks and contacts might help in your career.

Dance

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
high
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

63%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
8%
Other elementary services occupations
6%
Teaching and educational professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Many dance graduates from 2015 went straight into dance or choreography jobs, and there are good employment rates overall. Work in education, in schools and colleges, as freelance dance teachers or in sports and fitness, are also common. Be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common (over one in five dance graduates from 201t were working for themselves), as are what is termed 'portfolio careers' — having several part-time jobs or commissions at once, and building your contacts and work experience can be very important for dance students to find their first job, so be prepared to work your people skills.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Musical theatre

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Dance

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£15k

£19k

£19k

£18k

£18k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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