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BA (Hons) Musical Theatre Performance

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The Hammond is a vibrant and unique, campus based performing arts institution, situated just outside of the beautiful and historic city of Chester. We pride ourselves in our state of the art facilities, and the kind of individual care and attention that only a smaller learning community can provide. The Hammond as an institution justifiably enjoys a long standing and excellent reputation for dance.

The BA Musical Theatre Performance course has a strong emphasis on practical and the vocational training in the curriculum and you will study singing, acting and dance integrated throughout with academic and contextual studies. This three year, single honours degree programme is validated by the University of Chester. Entry is via the UCAS application system using the course code T649 and the institution code C55. Entry requirements are in the region of 112 UCAS points. (Please be aware that the University of Chester does not accept UCAS points from dancing or singing exams.)


As a student on this course at The Hammond, you have the benefit of not only the excellent facilities at The Hammond campus but also, as a University of Chester student, you have access to the Students’ Union, the clubs and societies, and the range of library facilities in the same way as other UoC students. After studying at The Hammond, our students go into many different areas of work. Some decide they to go down the route of seeking representation through an agent and apply for work in the world of performance. Others go on to further training or pursue other professional opportunities in areas such as theatre, TV, arts administration or technical theatre. Many also progress into further study, including PGCE for teaching, or Masters programmes.


Our students develop a portfolio of transferrable skills which are applicable to the world of work and enable them to be adaptable, confident, open minded and employable graduates. In terms of the structure of the programme, there are 6 module slots in each year providing a combination of practical and theoretical study. Students are encouraged to progress towards becoming gradually more independent learners over the three years. Developing into being a lifelong learner has never been so important as in the current climate. Our tutors are here to guide you, and to help you engage with your studies and become active learners. There is a lot of practical work on the course, but remember it is an academic degree so, as you would expect, you will be undertaking research, writing essays and giving presentations.


A little about the application process: If your UCAS form passes the first stage of our application process, you will be asked to submit a recording of audition material. We will invite you to send in recorded footage and the details of what we would like to see will be included in the invitation. (Face to face auditions have had to be suspended due to Covid restrictions, for entry in 2021). We might also want to interview you via Zoom. The tuition fees for the course are currently still £9,250 per annum and are funded via application to Student Finance England. We often get asked where our students live. Predominantly, they live in privately operated student accommodation in the city and travel in for studio sessions as we do not have any accommodation on site. The Hammond site is approximately 40 minutes on foot from the Chester city centre.



BA (Hons) Musical Theatre Performance



Apply via UCAS, Course Code: T649




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