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BA (HONS)
PROFESSIONAL DANCE

& MUSICAL THEATRE

KEY INFORMATION
COURSE CODE: W3DB
INSTITUTION CODE: B94
CAMPUS NAME: DANCEBOX STUDIOS AND THEATRE WORKS
CAMPUS CODE:W

80 UCAS (New Tarrif) points entry requirement

£9,250.00 per year (Student loan funding available to UK students)

Click HERE to submit your audition application

APPLICATION PROCESS​

To apply for the BA (Hons) Professional Dance & Musical Theatre programme at Dancebox College applicants are required to complete the Dancebox College audition process and also apply via UCAS. You can start your audition application HERE.

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COURSE DETAIL

Practical skills developed extensively in a variety of different dance genres

Singing and Acting techniques developed through group and individual practice

Extensive performance opportunities to showcase students' learning

Academic studies to support and develop understanding of contextual and critical studies

Facilitates understanding of historical and cultural developments in Dance and Musical Theatre

The 3 year Professional Dance & Musical Theatre Degree is a rigorous programme of vocational training for aspiring professional performers. This outstanding programme of study trains performers to a professional, audition-ready level through the delivery of a detailed technical training in Dance and Musical Theatre disciplines.

After gaining a strong grounding in all Dance and Musical Theatre skills in year 1, students have the opportunity to focus the final 2 years of their training to develop the specific skills required for their desired employment. Throughout the course the rigour and complexity of training increases so that graduates develop the skills, knowledge and expertise necessary for a long and successful performing career, as well as the security of gaining a full BA (Hons) degree qualification to pave the way for life after a performing career.

YEAR 1

Your studies will include:

Technical Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Heels Technique, Commercial, Latin, Fitness, Nutrition, Body Conditioning, Singing Technique (solo/ensemble), Acting/Vocal Technique, Integrated Performance / MT Repertoire.

All subjects studied will be supported by reflective journals which demonstrate personal development through a variety of research tasks on Dance and Musical Theatre to support your understanding of the industry.

You will have the opportunity to take part in numerous external performances throughout the year where you will be expected to apply the requisite professional standards in preparation for working in the industry.

YEAR 2

Your studies will include:

Technical Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Heels Technique, Commercial, Latin, Fitness, Nutrition, Body Conditioning and Anatomy & Physiology, Singing Technique (solo/ensemble), Acting/Vocal Technique (including accents and dialects), Acting through Song and Integrated Performance / MT Repertoire.

In line with the progressive nature of the three year course, you will develop more advanced technical skills across the genres of Dance, Singing and Acting.

You will develop analytical skills through the exploration of your own practice. You will develop and secure an understanding of historical and cultural developments in Dance and Musical Theatre to support your understanding of the industry.

There is again, opportunity to take part in numerous external performances throughout the year where you will be expected to apply the requisite professional standards in preparation for working in the industry.

YEAR 3

Your studies will include:

Advanced level Technical Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Heels Technique, Commercial, Latin, Repertoire, Audition Technique, Double Work, Body Conditioning, Advanced level Singing Technique, Acting / Vocal Technique, Integrated Performance / MT Repertoire, Acting for Audition, Singing for Audition, and Microphone Technique.

The final year of study focuses on not only consolidating all prior learning but also enhancing your professional skills and readiness for a successful career in the performing arts industry. To ensure you're industry-ready, we offer a comprehensive package that includes:

  1. Showreel, Photo Portfolio, and CV Creation: We guide you through the process of creating professional-grade showreels and photo portfolios, alongside crafting compelling CVs that highlight your unique skills and experiences.

  2. Securing an Agent: We provide expert advice and support to help you secure representation from reputable agents in the industry.

  3. Professional Auditions: From the spring term, you will have the opportunity to attend professional auditions, giving you a real-world experience of the audition process.

  4. Work with Industry Professionals: You will have the chance to collaborate with industry professionals to create a full piece of work, which will be showcased in front of a live audience.

  5. Image Consultation and Personal Branding: Our industry experts will offer image consultation services to ensure you present your best self. Moreover, we will guide you in developing your personal brand, helping you to distinguish yourself in a competitive market and create a unique identity that resonates with your target audience.

  6. Audition Techniques: We offer extensive training on audition techniques to ensure you're well-prepared and confident.

  7. Vocal Portfolio Creation: Our advanced singing technique classes also include the creation of a vocal portfolio to showcase your range and versatility.

  8. Introductions to Casting Directors and Agents: As part of our commitment to your professional success, we facilitate introductions to casting directors and agents.

  9. Social Media Following Building: In today's digital age, having a strong social media presence can significantly boost your career. We will guide you on how to effectively use social media platforms to build your brand, increase your visibility, and attract a dedicated following.

Finally, you will rehearse and perform in a Final Major Performance Project. This performance will take place in a professional theatre for an invited audience of agents and industry professionals. This is the perfect opportunity to showcase all that you have learned and make industry connections. Your journey from student to professional artist truly begins here.

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