BA (Hons) Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre at Winchester combines modules in drama, dance, voice and performing arts to create a vibrant programme that engages with historical and contemporary works of musical theatre.

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BA (Hons) Musical Theatre at University of Winchester

UCAS code: W312

Entry Requirements*

Typical offer:

2016 Entry: 240-280 points

2017 Entry: 96-112 points

*UCAS has changed the way they calculate the tariff for courses starting in September 2017. Find out more about the new tariff.

Degree duration:

3 years full-time; 6 years part-time

International Baccalaureate:

25 points

If English is not your first language:

Year 1/Level 4: IELTS 6.0 (including 6.0 in academic writing)

Selection process:

Suitable applicants are required to attend an interview

Course Tuition Fees and Additional Costs

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man

2016 Entry (Full-time) | £9,000 p/a
Part-Time £1,125 per 15 credit module. The number of credits available per module may vary.  Students can take up to a maximum 90 credits per year, so the maximum fee in a given year will not exceed the government permitted rate of £6,750.
Total Cost £27,000 (3 years)

International Students

2016 Entry (Full-time) | £11,300 p/a
Part-Time £1,410 per 15 credit module. The number of credits available per module may vary.  Students can take up to a maximum 90 credits per year.
Total Cost £33,900

For further details, click here

Additional costs:

Optional cost - additional costs of approximately £40 per year to cover trips, books and materials.

To find out what general costs are included or excluded in the course fees, such as textbooks and travel expenses, please click here

Other Information

Study abroad (optional):

USA

Work placement:

Students have the opportunity to undertake external internships.

Location:

Taught elements of the course take place on the King Alfred Campus or at West Downs, Winchester

Suitable for applicants from:

UK, EU, World

Fact:

The teaching team includes staff and visiting lecturers who have been engaged in musical theatre, acting, singing and dance in professional contexts.

Fact:

Students' final productions are produced and performed in a large public venue.

Student satisfaction:

This is a new course and so there are currently no subject specific data on student satisfaction from graduates, nor any employability statistics. The data supplied has been drawn from wider subject areas. In addition, information on learning, teaching and assessment for parts of the course, which have not yet been taught, is estimated.

Pre-approved for a Masters:

University of Winchester students studying Bachelor Honours degrees are pre-approved to start a Masters degree at Winchester. To be eligible final year students must accept an offer of a place by the end of March and meet the entry requirements of their chosen Masters degree.

Terms and Conditions 

For more information about the University of Winchester's terms and conditions click here.

The programme offers embodied learning which brings together movement, acting and singing with both theory and practice in a unique interdisciplinary environment.

All students follow a common first year that provides a foundation of skills training and understanding of the history and contexts within which musical theatre is made.

Year 2 continues to balance discussion of how musical theatre works are put together, and how they impact audiences, with opportunities to develop practically. In addition, there are a range of choices through which students can begin to personalise their experience and there are opportunities to study abroad in America. 

The final year offers further opportunity for specialisation alongside preparation for employment. External experiences such as internships and collaborations are accompanied by a directed production project and an independent supervised project in a field of choice.

Facilities

The University offers excellent facilities for both performance and rehearsal. The Performing Arts Studios provide six bespoke spaces and offer the latest technology for student productions. The Studios are located on the King Alfred Campus close to the Performance Gymnasium and other facilities in the Bowers Building.

Year 1

  • Histories and Contexts
  • Physical Skills
  • Between Speech and Song
  • Introduction to Musical Theatre
  • Performance

Year 2

  • Musical Theatre in the UK and USA
  • The Role of the Actor
  • Developing the Voice
  • New Musical Theatre Performance

Optional modules:

  • Puppetryand Object Manipulation
  • Digital Performance
  • Physical Theatres
  • Open Project
  • Dramaturgy
  • Analysis and Creative Development
  • Immersive Performance
  • Contemporary Cultural Heritage
  • Writing for Performance
  • Performance Criticism
  • Transcultural Practices
  • Volunteering

Year 3

  • Extended Independent Study
  • Musical Theatre Production

Optional modules:

  • Performance Now: Debates and Discourses
  • Creative Entrepreneurship and Production
  • Internship
  • Physical Skills 2
  • Extending the Voice

For further information about modules, please view the course leaflet (see right hand side).

Please note the modules listed are correct at the time of publishing, for full-time students entering the programme in Year 1. Optional modules are listed where applicable. Please note the University cannot guarantee the availability of all modules listed and modules may be subject to change. For further information please refer to the terms and conditions at www.winchester.ac.uk/termsandconditions

The University aims to develop students as 'confident learners' by enabling them to acquire the knowledge and skills to excel in their studies and to be transferable to further studies or within the field of employment. Staff and students form a community of learners who, together and independently, seek to generate and exchange knowledge. Over the duration of their programme, students develop independent and critical learning, building confidence and expertise progressively through independent and collaborative research, problem solving, and analysis with the support of staff. Students take responsibility for their own learning and are encouraged to make use of the wide range of available learning resources available.

This programme combines many styles of teaching and learning, including practical workshops and classes, performance projects, lectures, seminars, tutorials, masterclasses and supervised independent projects. The combination is negotiated for each student based on their interests and needs. In addition to the formally scheduled contact time (i.e. lectures, seminars etc), students are encouraged to access academic support from staff within the programme team, personal tutors and the wide range of services available to students within the University.

Key features of the student experience are the performance modules and assessment; opportunities to undertake professional internships; opportunities to participate in workshops with international professional artists; and the chance to work with staff on their own performance projects and research activities.

Programme Leader

Further information

For more information about our regulations for this course, please see our Academic Regulations, Policies and Procedures library

The University is committed to providing timely and appropriate feedback to students on their academic progress and achievement, enabling them to reflect on their progress and plan their academic and skills development effectively. Students are also encouraged to seek additional feedback from their course tutors and lecturers.

At the University of Winchester validated programmes may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances. The University is committed to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used in the programme you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day/Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

Students pursue careers as musical theatre professionals creating, performing, researching or writing; working with young people as a teacher or in community contexts; or working for producing/receiving houses.

For more information about graduate employment visit From Freshers to Future - what will yours be?

Employability 

As a new course there are no data on graduate employment figures. The Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) record collects information about what those completing university go on to do six months after graduation. The Careers Service undertakes DLHE on an annual basis through surveys and a data collection process. DLHE is designed and strictly controlled by HESA.

While DLHE provides accurate information about first destinations, this data needs to be viewed with some degree of care. Six months after leaving university is often a time of much uncertainty and change for leavers; many will be unsure of their long-term career plans and may take a temporary job or time out. The destinations of graduates only six months out of university do not necessarily reflect longer term career success and are therefore a crude measure of employability. Therefore, DLHE data should be viewed as merely a 'snapshot' of one particular year's experiences at a specific point in time.

At the University of Winchester, we are committed to ensuring all our students gain employability skills to enable you to enter graduate level jobs and pursue the profession of your choice, for more information please read the Employability Statement.

Course Enquiries and Applications

Telephone: +44 (0) 1962 827234
UK and EU Students:Send us a message

International Students

International students seeking additional information about this programme can send an email to International@winchester.ac.uk or call +44 (0)1962 827023

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