This innovative and unique BA course is a four-year specialist degree course, with an intensive practical first year at foundation level to consolidate essential performance and audition skills necessary for a comprehensive training to take place in the final three years of study.
Why choose this course?
You may well have a specific skill in one of the three disciplines but are not always aware of the implications of cross fertilisation of disciplines in order to create the effective performer.
As a course taught within a music conservatoire, we are able to offer a unique training in order to support and prepare the important vocal work essential to a long lasting and healthy career in this discipline.
Entry for this course is by audition, but there is an understanding that students accepted on to this four-year course will be able to excel in one of the disciplines sufficiently to persuade the panel that they have the potential to develop as a competent performer.
The object of the first year is to enable you to strengthen your skills effectively, and so be able to manage the demands, emotionally and practically, of the study required in the final three years.
The course will run within the traditional academic year, from 9:00 - 6:00 each day, and will contain:
- Music - individual vocal tuition, group ensemble, theory of music, acting through song, vocal styles - pop to 'legit'
- Acting - improvisation, monologue and audition material, character work, acting for the recording industry, text work, spoken voice class and verse speaking
- Dance - social dance, actor movement, physical theatre, jazz and tap.
This will also include work on fitness training, keeping well, mental preparation, personal preparation for the future, and new writing in musical theatre.
Career and study progression
As a graduate you may have a career in:
- Acting or Musical Theatre
- Community Theatre
- Theatre in Education
- Applied Theatre and Therapy (following the successful completion of a postgraduate qualification in this area)
- Teaching (following the successful completion of a Postgraduate Certificate in Education programme)
- Customer Service industry.
As a successful graduate, you can go on to study a postgraduate course in a relevant field. The University offers a range of specialist courses at this level.
Other options available for BA (Hons) Musical Theatre with Foundation Year
- Full time - September 2018, Ealing site
Fees for home and EU studentsMain fee£9,250
Fees for overseas studentsMain fee£11,500Find out if you are a home or overseas student.
Help with funding is available to a range of students, whether you are studying full or part-time, in your home country or overseas.
You may be eligible for a student loan to cover the cost of tuition fees or a maintenance loan to support you during your studies. Additional funding is available to some types of students, such as those with dependants, disabled students and more. Find out more about applying for student loans and other funding options.
We also offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to help you. Current scholarships include:
- Full Time Undergraduate Bursary: a £3,000 award for new undergraduate students.
- Path to Success Scholarship: a £4,000 award for students on a four-year degree course with a foundation year.
Other scholarships are also available, including awards for specific subjects. Find out more and check your eligibility for the scholarships and bursaries listed above.
Please note fees are paid for each year of study unless otherwise stated. You will be required to re-enrol and pay fees at the beginning of each academic year. Fees may be subject to government regulations on fee increases. Future inflationary increases will be applied to each subsequent year of the course, subject to government regulations on fee increases.