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Musical Theatre with Foundation Year BA (Hons)


What will I learn?

This course is offered as a four-year programme, including an initial Foundation Year. The Foundation Year will allow you to develop your academic study skills and build confidence in your abilities, identifying your own strengths and development needs for progression onto an undergraduate programme.**Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?**With a track-record of producing industry-ready alumni, BNU is the perfect place for you to kick-start your career. Led by a dedicated and experienced course team, you’ll benefit from their industry knowledge and the industry links they bring to the course. Led by a dedicated and experienced course team to support and guide your development in preparation for a career in the industry. Nurturing your learning and professional development throughout your time here at BNU. You will benefit from working alongside current professional guest lecturers and creatives in the industry.During your time at BNU you’ll have the opportunity to perform at external venues and take part in workshops with leading companies, both on and off campus. Opportunity modules are a key part of the BNU curriculum. You’ll choose modules in both your first and second year from a broad selection in areas such as sustainability, entrepreneurship, creativity, digital skills, personal growth, civic engagement, health & wellbeing and employment. Opportunity modules are designed to enable you to develop outside the traditional boundaries of your discipline and help you to further stand out from the crowd to future employers. **What will I study?**The BA (Hons) Musical Theatre equips you with the fundamentals of musical theatre performance skills, enabling you to emerge with the confidence and creativity to launch a career as a performer.The notion of the ‘thinking practitioner’ is central to our approach on this course, the ability to understand yourself as a performer and have the confidence to engage creatively and thoughtfully with the industry, and its innovations, is at the heart of our working ethos. Throughout this degree you will be exploring both the practical and theory of musical theatre. The production module strand will require you to engage with increasingly demanding productions within genres such as: Pre-1950 Classical, Contemporary Broadway,Variety and Cabaret and Political Musical Theatre. You will take part in fully realised productions as a key part of your BNU Musical Theatre education, often performing in large-scale productions. These are created in an intensive ‘timetable takeover style’ which mimics the experience of producing a show in a professional setting.You’ll focus on acting, singing, and dancing throughout the course and you’ll become a member of our repertory musical theatre company, producing both studio and theatre performances.As well as this you will engage with industry professionals via a programme of workshops, seminars, lectures and performances. You will work collaboratively with a professional creative team to design, create and produce high quality productions. Experienced professional lecturers will tutor students in a range of acting, singing and dance styles, closely aligned to the industry’s constantly evolving sense of genre.The course progression will develop those skills necessary for entry to the performing arts industry. These will include the knowledge and skills you need to manage a professional freelance creative career and develop promotional materials such as showreels, an online portfolio and self-taped auditions. You will also take part in our Graduate Showcase.

Which department am I in?

School of Art, Design, and Performance

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£15,000.00 (US$ 18,289) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

September 2023


Buckinghamshire New University

Queen Alexandra Road,

High Wycombe,


HP11 2JZ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have ACT with a score of approximately 24 are considered.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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