Our intensive and highly practical course aims to create multi-faceted performers with advanced skills in acting, dance and music, enabling you to work in classic and contemporary musical theatre productions. The course is underpinned by our experience of providing world-class actor training. It means you will also be equipped to take advantage of film, TV, radio and digital opportunities. Through practical classes, workshops and performances you develop your technical skills in all three core areas of acting, dance and singing and learn how to adapt these advanced techniques for different performance styles and genres. You also develop self-employment, enterprise and interpersonal skills. As part of a specialist performing arts institute, you collaborate with other students on performances and productions, replicating professional environments. By your final year you are working at a professional level on public performances, collaborating with industry directors, choreographers and musical directors. You also take part in an industry showcase and curate a portfolio that includes showreel, voicereel and digital material. This course is not yet approved and will be subject to validation for 2023 entry
Year 1: The Actor's Preparation: Acting & Musical Principles/ The Actor's Preparation: Acting & Musical Principles II/ The Actor's Preparation: Acting & Musical Principles III/ The Actor's Preparation: Artistic Practice I/ // Year 2: The Actor's Process: Musical Project Performance I/ The Actor's Process: Musical Project Performance II/ The Actor's Process: Musical Project Performance III/ The Actor's Process: Artistic Practice II/ Year 3: The Actor's Practice: Professional Musical Production I/ The Actor's Practice: Professional Musical Production II/ The Actor's Practice: Professional Musical Production III/ The Actor's Practice: Artistic Practice III
Your assessment takes place during practical classes and rehearsals, performances and your reflective tasks. Overall, assessment is based on applications of technique in performance situations, either in front of an audience or in workshops. The coursework element is focussed on your future career, your working environment and critical life skills. In your third year you undertake an optional practical or written research project. Again, career focussed and chosen by you.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
Republic of Ireland
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Mature applicants (aged 21+): if you do not hold the qualifications listed but have relevant work experience, you are welcome to apply. Your application will be considered on an individual basis.
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
You need to meet our English language requirement - a minimum of IELTS 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening). We also accept other English language examination equivalents
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|