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BA (Hons) Musical Theatre (with integrated foundation year)*

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Course code W313

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Course code W313

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Location Carlisle - Brampton Road
Duration Full-time, 4 Years
Start date September 2020
Entry Requirements Programme specification (PDF)
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Combine acting, singing and dance while working with high-profile directors and choreographers to become a graduate who can confidently step into this competitive industry.

We have designed our BA (Hons) Musical Theatre course so you explore musical theatre performance history and cultural contexts but with ample opportunities to devise, script and compose your own projects - so the professional artist in you will be given every chance to flourish.

Why choose University of Cumbria

With 75% practical studio classes taught by staff with years of professional musical theatre experience, you'll gain a solid basis to excel and express yourself freely with detailed technique and complete confidence.

And, you’ll do it alongside visiting industry professionals – such as award-winning, international and English National Opera artists Graeme Danby and Valerie Reid.

  • Work with top musical directors and choreographers, who regularly work in the West End and on films
  • Taught by academic tutors with practical performing backgrounds, who will bring their invaluable first-hand experience to their teaching
  • Our great industry connections provide you with excellent employment prospects
  • Develop your acting and singing talents to a high, professional standard
  • Small class sizes mean we can concentrate on individuals; our aim is to help you flourish
  • Develop confident audition techniques - boosting your chances of a securing a role after graduation
  • Stage your performances in our campus-based Stanwix Theatre - a fantastic, creative space which hosts more than 200 performances per year
  • We’re the educational partner for Theatre By The Lake, Keswick, so you get breadth of stage experience to enhance your performance skills
  • Gain sound business knowledge so you can succeed as a self-employed artist
  • Opportunity to work on musicals, cabarets and solo projects and also in the graduate showcases in Manchester and London's West End
  • Access to great student spaces and facilities, including a library specialising in resources for the arts and includes a large collection of journals

Live and learn on our vibrant Institute of the Arts campus in the historic and bustling city of Carlisle. Within 20 minutes you'll be in Scotland and, in the other direction, in the stunning Lake District National Park – now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Add to that close to the spectacular North West coastline and you’ll never be stuck for something to do.

Performance of Under Milk Wood Institute of Arts University of Cumbria,

Our students have had the chance to work with Greg Arrowsmith, Musical Director on Hairspray, and Shelby Williams, Associate Director on Bend it like Beckham and Made in Dagenham.

We offer all of this so that our graduates leave with high levels of professional knowledge and skills. And, thanks to the industry links made on the course, many have been successful in securing a job in musical theatre.

So, join them by studying our BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre on a dedicated and creative arts campus where your passion for performance will be empowered.

Course Study Options

This course is also available without the integrated foundation year.

Standard Course

Your Career with a Musical Theatre BA

Our graduates leave with high levels of professional knowledge and skills. And, thanks to the industry links made on the course, many have been successful in securing a job in musical theatre.

So, join them by studying this course on a dedicated and creative arts campus where your passion for performance will be empowered.

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