The Musical Theatre programme is taught by a team of professional practitioners with industry experience and is designed to inspire you through the three disciplines of musical theatre. This performance-orientated course combines intensive practical training in singing, acting and dance with academic study of history, styles and genre. The combination of technique classes and lectures, highly experienced staff and guest workshop facilitators will ensure that you become multi-skilled and a confident triple-threat performer. The programme also focuses on industry preparation and will equip you with the skills needed to enter the profession or other careers such as teaching and the wider leisure industry.
We provide the opportunity to perform and experience musical theatre in a variety of venues. Previous tours have included New York, Holland, London and Bristol.
The Musical Theatre programme is a three-year BA Honours degree, comprising a two-year FdA (Levels 4 and 5), followed by a BA (Hons) Top-Up (Level 6). This structure allows for maximum flexibility, enabling you to achieve a qualification after two years, to continue for the full Honours degree or to join us from another institute for your final (top-up) year only.
Ensemble and 1:1 singing lessons run throughout the first year of the course to develop both artistry and technical skill whilst building a vital knowledge of the anatomy of voice and musical theatre repertoire.
You will take part in a wide variety of technique classes that support the development of musical theatre dance including jazz, ballet, tap and choreography. The classes are streamed according to level, so you will be placed in a class that reflects your ability.
Lessons during the first year will cover vocal technique, characterisation and physical theatre. You will study scripts and scores to develop an understanding and experience of performing in a wide variety of acting and musical styles.
Public performance opportunities will be present throughout the first year of the course and you will participate in major musical theatre productions in our 250 seat Olympus Theatre and 90 seat Studio 22 venue.
In the second year of the course you will continue to build on and implement the technical skills acquired in the first year and develop solo and role based performance artistry. Regular technique classes, including ensemble and 1:1 singing, dance and acting will continue to strengthen and develop your performance mastery and will be accompanied by guest lecturers and specialists within the industry.
You will work in a variety of performance contexts including small scale children's theatre tours, international touring and large scale musical theatre productions in our 250 seat Olympus Theatre.
All our Further Education (FE) college courses are free to UK residents who are under 19 years old on the 31st August. You will be expected to contribute towards the cost of specialist materials and resources (material fee). However, depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial help to cover part or all of your material fee from SGS College's Money Management Service. You should apply for financial support as soon as you have been offered a place. If you are aged 19 or over on 31st August 2019 and you are a UK/EU resident you will normally be required to pay a course fee. If you're over 19 years of age, please contact us directly for full fee information.
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FdA - A foundation degree is a degree level qualification, which combines academic study with work place learning. Designed in association with employers, they are qualifications to equip people with the relevant skills, knowledge and understanding to achieve academic results as well as improve performance and entry into the profession. You can "top-up" an FdA qualification to a Bachelors degree by studying an additional year on either on of our "top-up" programmes or one at another institution. This is known as a 2+1 study mode.
FdA - A foundation degree is a degree level qualification, which combines academic study with work place learning. Designed in association with employers, they are qualifications to equip people with the relevant skills, knowledge and understanding to achieve academic results as well as improve performance and entry into the profession. You can "top-up" an FdA qualification to a Bachelors degree by studying an additional year on either our "top-up" or at another institution. This is known as a 2+1 study mode.
BA (Hons) - Our one year BA (Hons) "top-up" course provides students with the opportunity to "top-up" their FdA or HND qualification to a bachelors. You can also join us from another institute for your "top-up"
HND - An HND is equivalent to the second year of a Bachelors degree. It takes two years of full-time study to complete, or three to four years part time, and is designed to equip you with skills relevant to your chosen career