Performing Arts

BA Musical Theatre

The BA Musical Theatre course at New College Lanarkshire (in collaboration with Queen Margaret University – subject to validation) is intended for those with excellent singing, acting and dance ability and aims to produce all round performers. All our expert teaching staff retain close links with the industry and will provide you with the necessary training to develop the skills and versatility needed to meet the demands of current professional practice in the musical theatre industry.

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Course Information

01 Entry

HND Musical Theatre or a HND in a related subject (e.g. Acting & Performance/Dance).

Higher English is strongly recommended.

The audition process will involve both practical and academic activities to enable a realistic assessment of your suitability for the course.

02 Learn

You will be provided with a wide range of performance opportunities underpinned by practical training and critical thinking and analysis. Subjects include:

  • Advanced Performance Technique
  • Repertoire and Audition
  • Showcase and Performance Project

You will have opportunities to work closely with the industry through a series of workshops, casting events and mock auditions. In the past, students have had the opportunity to work with a wide range of professionals, artistic directors and casting directors including:

  • The National Theatre of Scotland
  • The Citizens Theatre
  • Claire Catterson
  • Stephen Whitson
  • Pearson Casting
  • Cumbernauld Theatre
  • Inside Out Productions

As the first recognised Educational Affiliate of Estill International, our specialist lecturers deliver some of the best vocal training in the UK.

BA students have the unique opportunity to complete level 1 and 2 of Estill Voice Training as part of the programme of study.

03 Progress

This course prepares you for a career in professional musical theatre or postgraduate-level study.

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  • Cost
  • £1820
  • Days
  • 5 days pw
  • Start Date
  • 27 Aug 2018