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BA (Hons) Musical Theatre Performance

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The BA (Hons) Musical Theatre Performance is a three year degree designed to develop the practical skills and knowledge required to secure employment as a musical theatre performer and in related areas of the industry.

Students are required to complete fourteen modules, which include technical and artistic singing, acting and dance, contextual studies, health and fitness, in–house productions and a negotiated study or dissertation. The course is delivered in a variety of ways, including tutor-led studio based practical lessons, lectures, web seminars, workshops, masterclasses, independent personal practice and visits from current leading practitioners from the world of professional theatre. Students also regularly visit professional theatre performances.

The curriculum is structured to encourage students to develop intellectually as independent, critically reflective practitioners with an emphasis on singing and acting, supported by dance and underpinnned by academic study.

Students will study five principal disciplines: Technique, Artistry, Creativity, Theoretical Contextualisation and Critical Thinking.

In their final year, students take a high degree of responsibility for the planning, direction and management of their individual development as an independent artiste. They will build on personal study interests and work towards creating their own artistic voice through performance. Completion of the course will include either a negotiated practical study module or a written dissertation. Third year students will also present a showcase to agents and casting directors.

Students studying on this degree course are assessed in a variety of ways: Solo and ensemble performances, reflective journals, research essays, presentations and oral assessments. These are all designed to develop technique, knowledge and understanding which will enable students to communicate effectively as professional performers whilst developing their personal artistry.

Entry is by Audition (please see Auditions page for dates and application forms).

Full details of the course can be found on the University of Chester Website.

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