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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Musical Theatre

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The MA in Musical Theatre reflects the varied nature of working in musical theatre and aims to provide you with the advanced skills needed to work in a diverse industry. Working closely with industry specialists, the course will provide you with the opportunity to focus on professional practice, whilst enabling you to learn how to promote both yourself (as practitioner, performer or academic) and the work you create. More importantly, the MA in Musical Theatre will create an environment where you will be able to work collaboratively, and participate in a residency at the Arena Theatre in Wolverhampton. You will also foster flexible skills which can be applied to a wide range of career opportunities in the musical theatre industry and beyond, including; teamwork skills, problem solving, self-promotion, working to deadlines and critical thinking.

What skills will you gain?

  • a systematic understanding of knowledge, and a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights, much of which is at, or informed by, the forefront of musical theatre practice.
  • a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to their own research or advanced scholarship.
  • originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in musical theatre.
  • conceptual understanding that enables the student:
  1. to evaluate critically current research and advanced scholarship in musical theatre.
  2. to evaluate methodologies and develop critiques of them and, where appropriate, to propose new hypotheses.

Career path

Upon completion of the course you may consider a number of potential employment routes, depending on the path chosen. These may include, but are not limited to, for example; writer/composer/choreographer or musical director, teacher or workshop facilitator, marketing administrator, or work in production and promotion. Alternatively, you may also consider further study at doctorate level.

Students will also achieve PgCert, PgDip and University Statement of Credit University Statement of Credit awards in this course.

Different course options

Full time | Walsall Campus | 1 year | 23-SEP-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

23-SEP-19

Modules

Professional Practice (20 Credits) - Core
Critical Contexts of Musical Theatre (20 Credits) - Core
The Creative Product (20 Credits) - Core
Musical Theatre Production (Advanced) (40 Credits) - Core
Marketing and the Musical Theatre Industry (20 Credits) - Core
Dissertation (60 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£6,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students will need a good degree (2.1 or above) in Musical Theatre or a related subject e.g. Drama, Performance, Dance, Music, Theatre Studies. Applicants with a 2.2 degree may also be considered following a successful portfolio submission and interview.

University information

The University of Wolverhampton prides itself on being a career-focused university, with extensive business links across a wide range of industries. It has a 98% employability rating for its postgraduate students and offers over 150 postgraduate qualifications. Located in the heart of England, Wolverhampton is within easy reach of the rest of the UK, less than 20 minutes to Birmingham with London, Manchester and Liverpool in easy reach on the...more

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