BA (Hons) in Professional Dance & Musical Theatre

Three year degree course

BA (Hons) in Professional Dance & Musical TheatreThis course aims to provide the student with the opportunity to train to the highest standards for a professional career in Dance and Musical Theatre, whilst gaining solid academic skills that will enhance career prospects upon graduation.

Students studying this full-time programme, delivered over three years, gain practical skills in dance, singing, acting and musical theatre repertoire; participate in a range of dance and musical theatre productions; develop performance skills to a professional standard and gain an understanding of the cultural and historical developments in dance and musical theatre. Students also complete independent research projects; learn choreographic skills, implementing them into performance routines; and gain an understanding of the performing arts industry and the requirements of a professional working in musical theatre and dance.

A new track system, developed specifically for the degree, allows students to elect their direction of study in the second and third years in line with their natural talent and likely destinations. The tracks give students the opportunity to explore their strengths in greater detail, and opens the degree to applicants who strengths lie in or one to two specialist areas.

Validated by: Validated by Anglia Ruskin University

Year 1

Dance: Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Jazz Dance and Tap Dance

Musical Theatre: Singing Technique, Singing Repertoire, Acting Technique, Acting Through Song, Voice (Articulation and Accent)

Contextual and Critical Studies: Contextual Theory for the Performer (MT and Dance), Healthier Performer, Dance History and Musical Theatre History

Performance: Choreography, Integrated Performance and Dance Solos

Year 2

Dance: Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Jazz Dance, Tap Dance

Musical Theatre: Singing Technique, Singing Portfolio, Acting Technique, Acting Through Song, Voice (Articulation and Accent)

Contextual and Critical Studies: Performance Culture, Preparing to Research and Dissertation Proposal

Performance: Musical Theatre Choreography, Integrated Performance and Dance Solos

A new track system is under development for 2017 to allow students to elect a track in the second year to best suit their strengths and likely destinations. The tracks will continue into the third year.

Year 3

Specialised Dance: Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Jazz Dance, Tap Dance with specialism in two subjects

Musical Theatre: Singing for Audition and Acting for Audition

Advanced Technical Skills: Jazz for Audition and Ensemble Singing

Contextual and Critical Studies: Undergraduate Major Project

Performance: Full length Dance Presentation and a Musical Production (Public Performances)

A new track system is under development for 2017 to allow students to elect a track in the second year to best suit their strengths and likely destinations. The tracks will continue into the third year.