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Drama (Musical Theatre) BA (Hons)

Bath Spa University
Program overview
3 years
Bachelor's degree
Start dates
Fall   (English)
Fall   (English)

Program description

Drama (Musical Theatre) BA (Hons)

BA Drama (Musical Theatre) consists of six modules in musical theatre (a third of your degree) alongside an exciting range of Drama modules that will equip you with the skills to perform, make, explore and analyse a wide variety of performance work.

The course enables you to develop specialised musical theatre skills and knowledge through acting, singing, staging and contextual work, while also enjoying the benefits of a more broadly-based Drama degree, preparing you for a range of career destinations in the creative industries, teaching, and allied professions. You'll engage with key ideas and movements in theatre history through the study of plays, musicals, practitioners and genres that have helped to shape contemporary theatre and performance, and through our three-fold focus on skills development, exploration, and performance.

You'll explore approaches to performance making including writing, directing and performing. Performance opportunities include workshop presentations in campus performance studios, workshops and performances in schools, and public performances at the University Theatre and local venues.

Admission requirements

We accept a wide range of qualifications for entry to our undergraduate programmes. Typical offers include A Level CCC or above, and Grade C in Drama, Theatre studies, English or related subjects accepted.

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Program content

This course offers or includes the following modules. The modules you take will depend on your pathway or course combination (if applicable) as well as any optional or open modules chosen. Please check the programme document (below the main image on this page) for more information.

Year one (Level 4) modules

  • Investigating Theatre and Performance
  • Contemporary Theatre
  • Building the Ensemble
  • Musical Theatre History
  • Theatre Project
  • Introduction to Theatre Production
  • Performance Practices
  • Musical Theatre Skills

Year two (Level 5) modules

  • Making Performance 1
  • Applied Theatre
  • Theatre and Education
  • Creative Production Skills
  • Writing for Performance 1
  • Shakespeare and His Contemporaries
  • Musical Theatre Workshop
  • Performance Explorations
  • Acting and Directing
  • Making Performance
  • Performance and Media 1
  • Writing for Performance 2
  • Musical Theatre Workshop 2
  • Professional Placement Year

Year three (Level 6) modules

  • Performance and Media 2
  • Theatre and Social Engagement
  • Staging Gender
  • Musical Theatre Project
  • Writing and Directing for Performance 1
  • Performance Project
  • Performance Research Lab
  • Staging Shakespeare
  • Drama Independent Study
  • Production Project – Interdisciplinary Collaboration
  • Writing and Directing for Performance 2
  • Modern American Drama
  • Musicals as Popular Culture
  • Creative Enterprise Project 1

Tuition fees

UK and EU students full time fee for year 1 is £9,250

International students full time fee for year 1 is £14,300

Career opportunities

We equip you with creative, collaborative, writing, presentational and communication skills that are invaluable in many professional and vocational areas.

Many of our graduates pursue careers in the creative industries and teaching. Others use it as the basis for specialised postgraduate study - either academic or vocational training.

Recent graduates have won places at Central School of Speech and Drama, Yale Theatre School, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, Guildford School of Acting and Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

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Bath Spa University

Newton Park
BA2 9BN Bath
United Kingdom

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