Musical Theatre

BA (Hons) & Foundation Degree (FdA)
UCAS institute Code
FdA - 59N3 | BA (Hons) - 5R8K
FULL TIME Duration
FdA - 2 Years | BA Top Up - 1 Year
Level / certificate
BA (Hons) & Foundation Degree (FdA)
FULL Time - cost
per year
FdA £7,500 | BA (Hons) £8,250
Validated by
FdA & BA - University of Gloucestershire
HND - Pearsons
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Course Description

The Musical Theatre programme is made up of two parts: the FdA in Musical Theatre, followed by the Level 6 BA (Hons) top-up Musical Theatre. You can choose to complete the whole three years with us. This structure allows maximum flexibility for you to achieve a qualification after two years, or join us from another institute for your final year.

The degree aims to provide the student with excellent practical performance skills underpinned by a rigorous academic understanding of Musical Theatre. The degree draws on the professional and industry experience of our lectures and a range of visiting lectureres. It will develop personal, professional and transferable skills that will equip students for a career in a rapidly evolving theatrical/performance media based environment and provide a foundation for continuous development of these skills. The degree will develop self-confidence, motivation and communication in order to thrive in an increasingly competitive industry.

Modules will include:

Dance Theatre Styles (Ballet, Tap, Jazz)
Professional Practice
American Musical Theatre
Classical and Contemporary Musicals
Acting and Vocal Performance
Contemporary Musical Theatre
Musical Theatre Production
Touring Theatre
Solo Performer
Practical Research Project

The course addresses the study of musical theatre through developing technique in dance, singing and acting linked to performance in a variety of musical theatre genres. Practical explorations and related performance tasks provide a context for the acquisition of critical and analytical skills. This is supplemented by a combination of technique classes, lectures, seminars, workshops (as appropriate to each module), and the required reading for these modules.

Entry Requirements 

FdA - 96 UCAS Tariff points, English and Maths (4/C), applicants are required to attend an audition and interview. Drama and/or Dance at AS/A2 Level, BTEC National Diploma in Dance/Drama/Performing Arts, AVCE in Performing Arts. An overall Merit grade will be expected. Students without a formal qualification will be considered individually. BA - A FdA, HND or relevant qualification. English 4/C

Course Staff

James Quarterman
Programme Leader for Musical Theatre
Penny Caffrey
Dance Lecturer for Musical Theatre
Faith Bradley
Ballet & Jazz
Steve Titchmarsh
Head of Bristol Institute of Performing Arts
Joe Blench
Singing & Vocal Technique