University of Worcester

Music Theatre & Performance University of Worcester Degree level: Undergraduate


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Music Theatre & Performance creatively explores ways of integrating music and theatre performance for a contemporary audience. You will have opportunities to enhance your musicianship, improve performance and acting skills and develop abilities and approaches to creating new work.

You will explore the explosion of new theatre forms that combine music and theatre such as gig theatre, new cabaret, and fusions between classical and popular music (e.g. dubstep opera) as well as Musical Theatre.

The focus is on supporting your development as a creative practitioner, and preparing you for a professional career as a practitioner, workshop leader or tutor. The understanding and networks you will develop through the course could also lead towards a variety of careers within the theatre industries, and the collaborative nature of the course can facilitate forming your own company, through collaboration with dancers, playwrights and actors in the creation of your work. You will be taught by professional musicians from Severn Arts (music development organisation) and theatre-makers throughout the course, and will have a number of opportunities to perform publicly.

You could also be eligible to transfer onto our four-year Integrated Masters in Touring Theatre.

  • Launching in September 2020. Subject to approval

Key Features

  • One-to-one tutoring on your chosen instrument, which includes the voice

  • Writing, composing and performing your own Musical Theatre

  • Application of theory into practice and integration of music and theatre in a variety of new ways

  • Public Music Theatre performances plus opportunity to perform with established orchestras (jazz, string, wind, brass)

  • Practical learning in individual and ensemble performance, production, music technology and workshop leading/tutoring

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Course details


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Assessment method

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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code W401
Institution code W80
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 points

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £12,700 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

These fees are set by the University, but are subject to UK Government confirmation. The University expects to apply an inflationary increase to its published fee levels every academic year.

Provider information

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University of Worcester
Henwick Grove

Course contact details

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01905 855111

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