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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

Duration

3 years full-time

Start month

September

Home fees

2021/2022 fees

2021/2022 fees

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

Information coming soon.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

Available to overseas students?

No

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

This section helps you understand more about how you'll learn based on standard delivery of teaching and learning on campus.

However, as a response to COVID-19 we are currently operating a 'blended model' of teaching and learning (except for distance-learning courses). This means a combination of face-to-face sessions on our campuses with online lectures. There is additional support for any students who are unable to attend campus because they are ill or shielding. We'll continue to offer blended learning to all our students, in line with government guidelines, for as long as we are advised to. If government or local authority rules require it, we may be limited to offering online-only learning but will return to blended learning as soon as we are safely able to do so.

You can find out more about how we are supporting our students.

Teaching

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

  • Timetabled learning
  • Independent study

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

Seminars 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 elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

Information coming soon.

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

On this course, on average, students are assessed by:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework

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.

Students are assessed through a combination of course work, exams and practical assessment where relevant. You can view more information about how each module on this course 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

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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.

2021/2022 fees

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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Fees information

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.

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

Financial support

Other costs

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.

Careers and placements

Do you provide employability services?

Information coming soon.

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.

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

If you are a UK or EU student and want to study part-time then you apply to the university directly.

If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.