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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Overview**If you want to expand your knowledge and skill in performance, theatre, and musicals, this BA (Hons) Musical Theatre degree course is the perfect choice if you want a successful career in many sectors.On the course, you'll indulge your enthusiasm for voice, music, movement, acting and production. You'll get to create your own theatre company, mount a full-scale musical in just 2 weeks and have dedicated one-to-one singing lessons. You'll also learn a sought after set of vocational skills that will help you break into the business side of industry.As a member of the national Musical Theatre Network, you’ll be able to make use of our industry connections when you start your career after the course. You'll be set for a career as a performer and in roles in the wider theatre industry.**What you'll experience**On this course you'll:- Use our drama studios in the White Swan Building, which is connected to Portsmouth's New Theatre Royal- Practise what you learn in our professional-grade rehearsal areas, including a dance space, a sound recording booth, video editing suites, and music rooms equipped with pianos- Work alongside your peers and new writers to create shows, gaining invaluable experience in creative collaboration- Have the chance to perform in front of agents, producers and casting directors as part of our annual London Showcase- Study at the home of the UK's only international academic journal dedicated to musical theatre (Studies in Musical Theatre)- Have the opportunity to attend guest lectures from the biggest names in theatre and arts – past speakers have included Sheila Hancock, Edward Bond, Mark Ravenhill, David Edgar, Howard Brenton, Michelene Wandor, Pete Wyer and Yvon Bonenfant, and professionals from The Fecund Theatre Company, The Solent People's Theatre and The Big Brum Theatre**Careers and opportunities**When you finish the course, you'll be set for a career as a performer and for roles in the wider theatre industry.Past graduates have gone on to careers in:- theatre, arts and events management- broadcasting- the media industry- teaching- business- project and team managementRoles our graduates have taken on include:- actor- producer- playwright- theatre manager- arts administratorOther graduates have continued their studies at postgraduate level or set up successful businesses with help and support from the University.Our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry. After you the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years as you advance in your career.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 15,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    61st

  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    52nd out of 102 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    123 64%

    58th

    18
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    77 77%

    5th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    47th

    16

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