Newcastle College University Centre

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Newcastle College Group

Musical Theatre

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Course summary

Be a part of the greatest show and combine dancing, singing and acting in this highly practical Musical Theatre degree. Train to be a ‘triple threat’ and develop your talents and practical skills in line with West End productions. Alongside theory and academic studies of the musical theatre industry, you will take part in intensive, performance-based classes, developing skills for the stage, working on choreography, scripts and lyrics. Learning from highly experienced and well-connected tutors, you will also learn a range of audition techniques, work on your solo repertoire and be given the opportunity to audition in-house for a number of London based theatre schools. As well as gaining performance experience, you will work alongside the London School of Musical Theatre and under course adviser Lee Proud, current choreographer on The Producers UK tour. Our patron Mark Stuart Hedges, currently resident on the Mary Poppins UK tour, will be a guest tutor and you will have the chance to audition for London School of Musical Theatre, CPA and Mountview Academy. On successful completion of this degree, you can progress on to the BA (Hons) Musical Theatre degree at Newcastle College University Centre. Alternatively, you could apply to a specialist drama school or seek employment in a theatre. Students from the foundation programme have gained places at Arts Educational, LSMT, Mountview, Urdang, Bird College, Performers, Italia Conti, Central and GSA.

Course details


Year One: • Singing Techniques and Vocal Anatomy • Technical Skills for Singing • Training Techniques • Contextual Studies • Practice Enrichment • Acting Techniques • Acting Performance. Year Two: • Professional Singing Techniques and Music Theory • Singing for Performance • Training Techniques • Contextual Studies • Contemporary Acting Techniques • Contemporary Acting Performance • Alternative Techniques.

Assessment method

Students are taught through: • Practical training • Seminars • Performance classes • Production experience • Independent study. Students are assessed through: • Written assignments • Practical assignments • Performance • Project work • Portfolios.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants are normally expected to have achieved grade C (4) in GCSE Mathematics and English Language.

Additional entry requirements


The audition-interview will begin with an introduction led by the course team. You will participate in a jazz technique class then learn a musical theatre style routine that you will perform to the panel. (Please wear appropriate dance clothing). After a short break there will be a group vocal warm-up. You will then have the opportunity to present a solo song from a musical for which you MUST bring sheet music and a backing track. Finally, you will perform your contemporary monologue and interview questions.


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Tuition fees

EU £9000* Year 1
England £9000* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000* Year 1
Scotland £9000* Year 1
Wales £9000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Musical Theatre at Newcastle College University Centre - UCAS