Become a professional Musical Theatre Performer in a truly remarkable vocational setting. You will develop ‘triple threat’ skills in Singing, Acting and Dance, taught by a team of industry professionals. Our unique and intensive training programme allows you to transform not only into a skilled performer, but into a professional, with the knowledge, confidence and determination to succeed. Whether your aim is to perform in musicals (West End or touring), dance companies, travel the world on cruise ships or use your skills to enter the television, film or creative industries we are here to prepare you. Important: The BA (Hons) Musical Theatre Degree course is taught at Sharpe Academy in London and awarded by Falmouth University.
Modules focus on core skills including Acting, Singing, and Dance. You will study Contextual Studies developing knowledge in the History of Performance, Anatomy, Techniques and Practitioners. Performance and integrated skills are also a large part of the course where students work towards full-scale productions including musicals, plays and regular projects for stage and screen. Year one You’ll study acting, introducing you to working with cameras, character creation, contemporary scripts for the stage and learning acting techniques from world renowned practitioners. You will discover voice, acting through song, solo and harmony work including vocal techniques to enhance your singing. In Dance you will focus on Classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Commercial, Fitness, Contemporary and Choreography. You will study additional skills such as Stage Combat and Acrobatics. You will develop subject knowledge not only in your core skills, but in the History of Musical Theatre, injury prevention, mind and wellbeing and learn more about the performance industry. All students participate in several public performances throughout the year including a full-scale musical and play. Year two You'll develop additional technique and strength in all areas of performance, whilst continuing to develop new advanced skills in the core disciplines. In Acting you will study classical text, accents including RP, standard American and techniques for other areas, you will discover new practitioners and in screen acting develop voiceover, filming and editing skills, whilst honing your technique in front of the camera. In singing you will start to build your personal audition repertoire, hone your music theory skills and be able to demonstrate a good understanding of vocal technique. In dance you will work towards reaching an intermediate to advanced standard in all dance forms, whilst working more on stamina, flexibility, balance, posture and additional tricks. You will also learn about the mechanics of the body through Anatomy and discover how to approach the industry after graduation. All students participate in several public performances throughout the year including a full-scale musical and play. Year three You’ll continue to work on all core disciplines whilst also concentrating your efforts on performance pieces. You will work with industry professionals to create productions, showcases and showreels for both stage and screen. You will organise your professional photographs and work on audition technique skills such as choreography pick up, singing repertoire and CV presentation. You will spend time with Casting Directors and become confident in your presentation to make sure you are industry ready upon graduation. All Sharpe Academy third year students have regular masterclasses to build up industry contacts and experience choreography from current West End productions. Performances include a Musical, Play, in house concerts and an industry agency showcase. The modules above are those being studied by our students, or proposed new ones. Programme structures and modules can change as part of our curriculum enhancement and review processes. If a certain module is important to you, please discuss it with the Course Leader.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
We regret that this course is not available to international applicants who would require a Student Visa. If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate English language skills that are sufficiently developed for successful completion of your studies. We accept a range of recognised English language qualifications that are equivalent to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.
If you are able to demonstrate relevant, current, equivalent experience instead of formal qualifications, we encourage you to apply. Please contact our Applicant Services team before applying, for advice regarding your individual experience and eligibility. If you are an international applicant and require a Student visa to study in the UK, you must have a recognised English language test approved and vouched for by the University at the appropriate level. Our Applicant Services team can help you with any general questions you may have about study visas or suitable language tests. For more specific advice, we recommend you also consult UKCISA http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||An (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall is required, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening|
|Trinity ISE||A minimum of Trinity ISE II with Distinction in all four components is required.|
|Cambridge English Advanced||Level B2||A minimum on the Cambridge English scale of 169 is required|
|PTE Academic||55||A minimum score in the Pearson Academic Test of English of 55 overall is required, with a minimum of 51 in all four components.|
If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate English language skills that are sufficiently developed for successful completion of your studies. We accept a range of recognised English language qualifications that are equivalent to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening
English language support at Falmouth
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Fees and funding
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