MA Musical Theatre

MA Musical Theatre

Course Overview

  • One-to-one singing lessons and repertoire coaching
  • Regular acting skills classes with tutors from RWCMD’s well established acting programmes working with improvisation, character, relationships and text
  • Vocal skills classes focussing on physical techniques for performance as well as vocal physiology, dialect and accents
  • Classes in dance skills including jazz and tap, and the effective use of movement in theatrical communication
  • Practical sessions on audition technique in preparation for professional stage and television auditions
  • Showcase presentations in Cardiff and London to an invited audience of agents, casting directors and potential employers
  • Roles in public performances including at least one cabaret and one fully staged production

 

Course Structure

Please note that, while the information below reflects the programme offered to date, it may be subject to amendment and change in future years. Students are always consulted on such change and details are made available to applicants holding offers.

In order to progress through the course, students normally have to pass all modules and achieve 180 credits.

  • Module Information
    Module Credits
    Acting Skills 40
    Vocal Skills 20
    Singing Skills 40
    Movement and Dance Skills 20
    Public Performance 60

     

 

Entry Requirements

Normal entry requirements include an undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification.

The College is able to consider applications from people without formal qualifications who have an exceptional level of ability, practical experience and a good understanding of the musical theatre profession. Working in a professional company or companies for at least three years would substantiate this.

Selection is made on the basis of an audition process, in which candidates will need to demonstrate strong practical skills in all three areas of musical theatre performance – acting, singing and dance – with an exceptional level of ability in at least two of these disciplines.

 

International Applicants

International applicants whose first language is not English are required to demonstrate a level of fluency appropriate to professional actor training. This will be assessed at audition.

 

Tuition Fees for Entry 2020

Course Duration UK and EU Students Students from Outside the EU
10 months full time £15,509 * £22,444 *

* This is the full amount.

Further information on the funding available towards the cost of tuition fees.