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Undergraduate courses 2024/25

Professional Dance and Musical Theatre, BA Hons

Get the dance, acting and musical theatre skills you’ll need for professional careers in the performing arts.

This degree in professional dance and musical theatre will help you realise your
potential as a professional dancer and musical theatre artist. It is offered by
one of the university's partner colleges: Bird College in Sidcup, south-east
London.

You will develop your practical skills in musical theatre, acting, singing, voice
and a variety of dance styles. The academic side of the course will enable you
to explore the theory behind performance in practice, encouraging the
development of your personal vision and reflection as an artist. Depending on
the modules you choose, you can specialise in musical theatre or dance.

In your final year, you will also have the chance to take part in performances to which we invite industry employers. Career options include musical theatre, cabaret and TV.

UCAS points

64 (view full requirements)(full requirements below)

Course/institution codes

WW53 J BA/PDMT

Location

Bird College

Duration

3 years full-time

Start month

September

Home/international fees 2024/25

£9,250 /£17,000

What you should know about this course

  • Develop high levels of performance skills by engaging with a range of dance disciplines, as well as the closely related genres of singing, musical theatre and acting
  • Set within the context of a demanding programme of academic study, which relates theory to practice
  • During the final year, students specialise in major performances both in Dance and Musical Theatre and engage in an independent project, which can combine practical and written work
  • This course is for anyone who has relevant experience and demonstrates the potential to be a successful professional dancer, and musical theatre artist
  • On successful completion of the programme students will have gained relevant dance, acting and musical theatre skills to embark on a professional career in the arts and related industries

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

Entry requirements

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Qualifications

  • 64 UCAS Tariff points. We accept A Levels, T Levels, BTECs, Access to HE and all other qualifications with UCAS Tariff points.
  • In addition, you will need: GCSE Mathematics at grade 4/C and GCSE English Language/Literature at grade 4/C. Equivalent qualifications may be considered.

Contextual Admissions

  • We make Contextual offers to this programme. Applicants that meet specific eligibility criteria will be made a contextual offer with a reduced tariff of up to 16 UCAS Tariff points. Other entry requirements such as GCSEs, Interview, etc., will still need to be met. For further information, please see our Contextual Admissions Policy.

For more information, use our contact form or call us on 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses. If you cannot find your country on this list, please contact international@gre.ac.uk.

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Further information about entry

  • Application and selection: Suitable applicants will be required to attend the College audition

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use Prior Learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

The following data is based on the compulsory modules for this programme.*

* Compiled from modules taught on 2023-2024 courses.

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

Learning takes place through a combination of timetabled learning and independent study.

You can view more information about how each module is taught within our 'What you will study' section.

Seminars and workshops enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Timetabled learning may fall between 9am and 9pm depending on your courses and tutorials.

Overall workload

If you are studying full-time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of courses you are studying.

Each module you study towards this degree is worth 15 or 30 credits. These represent around 150 or 300 study hours respectively. If you receive 100 contact hours for a 30-credit module, you should expect to commit 200 hours to independent study to complete it successfully.

Assessment

Students are assessed through a combination of assessment methods depending on the modules chosen.

You can view how each module is assessed within our 'What you will study' section.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

Information coming soon.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Official statistics on Discover Uni

Full time

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Full time Part time Distance learning
Home £9,250 N/A N/A
International £17,000 N/A N/A

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

EU students may be eligible for a bursary to support their study. View our EU bursary to find out more.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Course texts and other study resources are available from the Libraries at Bird College and the University of Greenwich (Stockwell Street). You may wish to purchase your own copies.

Students on this course are also required to pay the College's Extra-Curricular Fund (ECF).  The ECF is £1,000 in total, spread over your three years of study. A range of payment options are available.

The ECF covers multiple resource costs at the College, including headshots/publicity photos, in-house theatre tickets, lockers and entry systems. The ECF also contributes towards an individual vocal scheme where the student contribution triggers other funding.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Do you provide employability services?

Information coming soon.

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Apply now

If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study part-time then you can apply directly via our online application form.

If you are from outside the UK, you can apply via UCAS, directly via our online application form or via one of our in-country representatives. If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.