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Course summary

Musical theatre is an enduring art form which has seen recent revival, with TV shows building enthusiasm and huge audiences. Successful musicals can run for decades, touring internationally, and a lot of people are needed to keep all that jazz on the road. As well as performers, musical theatre requires writers, producers, technicians and other management roles to make it succeed. On this course you will develop a portfolio of skills, ready for a variety of career opportunities in the industry. Why this course at Marjon? • Strong support and expert guidance for a career in the musical theatre industry. • Learn how to make and perform musical theatre that reflects, interrogates and enriches society. • Work in a variety of contexts from full scale theatre to community spaces. • Work with a community of like-minded students across other performance-related courses and develop your collaboration and leadership skills. • 300-seat theatre and black box studio theatre. What might I become? You might become a producer, performer, or writer within musical theatre, or use your transferable skills (particularly your outstanding communication) to move into other creative industry roles. You may also move into further postgraduate study or teaching. Find out more at Open Day Open Day is your opportunity to find out more about studying Musical Theatre at Marjon. You’ll meet lecturers and look around our 300-seat theatre and black box studio theatre. Our student life talks will help you prepare to go to university, covering topics such as careers, funding, sport and our award winning on-campus student support service. You can also take a tour of the campus with a current student and find out about the student-led clubs and societies. Book on to an Open Day at: Why study at Marjon? • Awarded SILVER Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). • High quality teaching Ranked No 1 in England for teaching quality in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019. • Joint 12th in UK for Student Satisfaction as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019. • Top 10 in the UK for student experience as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019*. • 5th in UK for Courses and Lecturers in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA) 2019. *Rankings published 23 September 2018. Oxford and Cambridge excluded due to low response rates. Based on National Student Survey 2018


Sarah McAdam- Director of the School of Arts and Humanities, Musical Theatre; “During your first year you will explore approaches to acting on stage and learn how music interacts with performance in a practical environment. In the second year you will gain an understanding of the history behind musical theatre and further explore the theory behind music and singing in popular culture. You’ll bring these skills together in various performances across the year. Your third year focusses on preparing you for entering the industry with modules on building your portfolio, insider tips on getting job opportunities and a dissertation.” 1st Year Theory & Practice Craft & Discipline Singing and Music Theory & Practice Dance technique and improvisation Naturalism Ensemble Performance 2nd Year History and Context of Musical Theatre Musical Theatre Research Singing and Music Theory & Practice Dance and Musical Theatre Styles Ensemble Performance Skills 3rd Year Professional Profile Acting through Song The Working Actor Ensemble Performance Skills

Assessment method

You will be assessed via practical assessments and coursework that are supported by reflective practice. There are no exams.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We will consider other qualifications on an individual basis

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £12500 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £12500 Year 1

Additional fee information

EU applicants will be classed as International unless they have Pre-settled or Settled status.
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