Gain the specialist skills you’ll need for a career in Musical Theatre Performance, the creative industries or further study, with a specialist focus on vocal technique and development. This course aims to produce imaginative, intelligent and employable practitioners able to demonstrate creativity through their discipline and beyond. The modules provide an extensive curriculum with strong vocational elements and a contemporary outlook, incorporating technological skills for both practical and artistic purposes. Students will focus on three main areas of study within the discipline of musical theatre: singing, acting and dance, with singing and vocal technique underpinning acting and dance. Practical skills development is continually underpinned by a theoretical understanding of genres along with key cognitive skills, which ensure that students are thoroughly prepared for the challenges of the ever-changing workplace. The curriculum reflects the nature of work within the creative industries, which requires technical competence, artistry and creativity. The Hammond is one of the leading providers of performing arts in the North West and has outstanding facilities and resources, including dance and drama studios, a music suite with recording studio, practice rooms and a 420-seat theatre. The Hammond is highly respected throughout the world, bringing together extremely talented students in singing, acting and dance. This degree offers students the opportunity to develop outside of course sessions through extracurricular dance, fitness and vocal classes, as well as providing bookable studio space for independent study. You will gain a wealth of experience through studio-based practical classes, workshops, theatre trips, rehearsals and independent work on projects.
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You will be assessed in a variety of ways, including: performance work in singing, acting and dance; studio and theatre performances; submission of essays and reflective journals; presentations; and oral assessments.
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.
If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
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:
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- Year 3
Please note that the Welsh Baccalaureate and General Studies A Level will be recognised in our offer. We will also consider a combination of A Levels and BTECs/OCRs. Audition will be part of the selection process. It is beneficial but not necessary to have studied Drama or Performance at A Level or equivalent. However, some level of dance is essential and will be part of the audition process.
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