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BA Musical Theatre
Course Outline

This new BA Honours degree is designed to help you develop as a triple threat performer preparing for work in the global Musical Theatre industry.

It aims to provide a solid grounding in practical and intellectual skills across the disciplines of dance, singing and acting; all necessary skills for a successful career on stage or screen.

As the worldwide Performance Industry grows and with musicals and dance companies dominating the commercial stage; there’s a need for Musical Theatre graduates well-trained in dance, singing and acting.

We offer specialist training from lecturers with real professional experience. The emphasis is placed equally on all disciplines in order to make great all-round performers. We have small class sizes to maximise individual tuition.

After a balanced and comprehensive training: graduates are ready to go out and perform with confidence and a style of their own. Training focuses on developing dance, singing and acting skills to enable you to communicate effectively across a range of Musical Theatre styles.

You’ll have the opportunity to create your own original work, exploring areas of specific and personal interest and to find your own creative voice.

In Years 1 and 2, each module begins with the foundations of technique and ends in a practical performance project.

Year 3 focuses on your development as a professional performer, with at least two major public performances and the opportunity to create your own original piece of musical theatre or film.

Year 1 (Level 4) modules:

  • Acting Skills 1

  • Dance Techniques 1

  • Singing Techniques 1

  • Early Musical Theatre in Context

Year 2 (Level 5) modules:

  • Acting Skills 2

  • Dance Techniques 2

  • Singing Techniques 2

  • Contemporary Musical Theatre in Context

Year 3 (Level 6) modules:

  • Industry practice

  • Professional practice

  • Musical Theatre performance

Performing arts facilities

  • Our performing arts courses boast some of the best facilities of any performing arts degree provider in the country.

  • Our 200 capacity theatre built in 2019 is our showpiece but it’s the sprung floor dance studios, rehearsal rooms and intimate performance spaces that enhance our offer to our performing arts students.

Our show season attracts audiences from across the city and beyond and our rolling programme of visits and performance workshops from some of the industry’s most prominent and talented artists means our students get lots of hands-on training and a unique insight into the varying career pathways in performing arts.

You will be based at our City Hub campus for this course, we have open days throughout the year for students to come and view our facilities here as well as learn more about the courses themselves.

Open day information is available on the Nottingham College Website.

If you want to apply for this course please click on the button to the right!

Apply through UCAS

Institution Code: N30


Your Course Leader:



Course Leader BA Musical Theatre & BA Performance Top Up

Every course has a member of staff who will be your main point of contact as they are designated in roles of course leaders. However, each department is very much a team and therefore all staff across the performance department will be available to help and support you through your studies. To find out more about our staff across our performance department then please

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