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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

- Learn from a friendly and supportive teaching team who have been engaged in musical theatre, acting, singing and dance in professional contexts- Rehearse and perform in our excellent Performing Arts Studios which provide six bespoke spaces and the latest technology for your productions - Performing Arts at Winchester achieved more than 90% overall satisfaction as rated by final-year undergraduate students in the 2017 National Student Survey- Work on exciting collaborations with industry partners who make sure you are tuned in to the latest training for the contemporary performing arts - Produce and perform a final full-scale production with fellow students in a large public venue - Our campus is friendly and compact with a community feel, offering first-class, sustainable facilities for learning and teaching. Musical theatre dazzles, delights and inspires us. But it’s not all about singalongs and dancing in the aisles. In some groundbreaking productions, musical theatre has been used to confront social issues using humour, passion and pathos. If you share the same strength of feeling and energy that charges these type of shows and enjoy collaborating creatively with others then our Musical Theatre degree is just the ticket for you. It combines drama, dance, voice and performing arts in a rewarding and vibrant programme that engages with historical and contemporary musical theatre. Our aim is to put you through your paces and encourage you to become a well-rounded and versatile performer. To achieve this we offer a rich learning experience which brings together movement, acting and singing with both theory and practice. Teaching takes place in a unique interdisciplinary environment drawing on the combined strengths of staff from the Drama and Performing Arts departments. Your first year provides a foundation of skills training and understanding of the history and contexts within which musical theatre is made. Year 2 continues to balance discussion of how musical theatre works are put together and how they impact audiences, with opportunities to develop practically through core modules such as The Role of the Actor: Voice, Body, Ethics, and Development of the Voice. In addition, there is a range of choices through which you can begin to personalise your experience and there are opportunities to study abroad in America. Year 3 is your chance to fly. There are more opportunities to specialise and explore ideas alongside preparation for future careers through further skills training, and modules such as Creative Entrepreneurship and Production. External experiences such as internships and collaborations are accompanied by a directed production working with fellow students and an independent supervised project in an area that inspires you. You graduate with practical performance skills, industry knowledge, and an impressive work portfolio under your belt -- basically you are ready to hit the West End, Broadway and beyond with the confidence to pursue your dream job. Musical theatre is a diverse and dynamic industry and this is reflected in the careers open to graduates who go on to find roles as musical theatre professionals creating, performing, researching or writing. Others work for theatrical houses that either receive shows or produce their own, or work with young people in education and community contexts.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 13,800per year

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

Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 96 - 112

A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 pass in English Language is required

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University information

University of Winchester

  • University League Table

    105th

  • Campus address

    University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 4NR, England

An international student adviser supports students throughout their degree with all elements of living and studying at Winchester.
English language support is available before the start of a degree course, as well as throughout the course of study.
International students are met at the airport at the start of semester and shuttled to campus for welcome week to participate in an orientation programme.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    81st out of 102 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    120 63%

    69th

    14
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    45 45%

    87th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    64th

    10

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