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Musical Theatre MA

University of Surrey
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
October 2021
Application deadline: 22 July 2021
Virtual open day

Program description

Musical Theatre MA

This intensive course is specifically designed to equip participants in the ‘triple-threat’ musical theatre disciplines of acting, singing and dancing.

On this course we place a very strong emphasis on the practical acquisition of technical skills (taught within technical skills classes) together with a dedicated focus on professional development. We provide you with opportunities to combine these skills into musical theatre rehearsal projects and public performances.

In addition, you will attend seminars in contextual and theoretical studies, alongside masterclasses led by industry professionals in audition technique and repertoire.

The skills you learn will be integrated through project work which includes: studies of classic legit and contemporary musical theatre texts, a public production led by a production team of theatre professionals, a presentation of your work to a panel of industry professionals, and an industry showcase.

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Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

January 2021

  • Tuition fee for UK/EU students: £16,600
  • Tuition fee for Overseas students: £20,000

October 2021

  • Tuition fee for UK students: £17,100
  • Tuition fee for Overseas students: £20,600


Credits and ECTS Credits: 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits.

Programme learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate integrated skills in acting, singing and dancing to a professional level
  • Examine current and historical practitioners their theories and practices
  • Understand and evaluate the lineage of the musical theatre profession
  • Develop a sophisticated tool kit of performance techniques
  • Critically analyse, reflect upon and evaluate yours and others' work
  • Examine research theory and its application
  • Evaluate the relationship between the performer, the narrative, the rehearsal, and performance context
  • Develop a performance, imagination and understanding of style and genre
  • Demonstrate discipline and consistency in a professional context
  • Develop a professional profile through selection, preparation and performance material
  • Communicate effectively in a physical, verbal or written forum
  • Demonstrate effective collaborative skills within a creative process
  • Develop and demonstrate the effective application of learned practices
  • Demonstrate creative, original and imaginative approaches to work in performance
  • Demonstrate a continually developing approach to skills acquisition
  • Establish an understanding of the performing arts profession and the individuals¿ role within it

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University of Surrey

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University of Surrey

388 Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford, Surrey

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