In the first year you study the following compulsory modules:
- Musical Theatre Dramaturgy A (15 credits)
- Musical Theatre Dramaturgy B (15 credits)
- Introduction to Music Singing and Music Theory (15 credits)
- Introduction to Movement and Dance (15 credits)
- Performance Praxis 1 A: Action (15 credits)
- Performance Praxis 1 B: Acting: Voice and Text (15 credits)
- Musical Theatre-making 1 (30 credits)
In the second year you study the following compulsory modules:
- Elements of Theatre History: The Modern American Musical (15 credits)
- Elements of Theatre History Post-war British Musical Theatre (15 credits)
- Performance Praxis 2: A (30 credits)
- Performance Praxis 2: B (30 credits)
- Musical Theatre-making 2 (30 credits)
In the final year you study the following compulsory modules:
- Culture and Performance A (15 credits)
- Culture and Performance B (15 credits)
- Performance Praxis 3 (30 credits)
- Musical Theatre-making 3 project (30 credits)
- Writing/Devising project (30 credits)
This programme is taught through scheduled learning - a mixture of lectures, seminars and workshops.
You’ll be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study. This includes carrying out required and additional reading, preparing topics for discussion, and producing essays or project work.
The following information gives an indication of the typical proportions of learning and teaching for each year of this programme*:
- Year 1 - 17% scheduled learning, 83% independent learning
- Year 2 - 17% scheduled learning, 83% independent learning
- Year 3 - 11% scheduled learning, 89% independent learning
How you’ll be assessed
You’ll be assessed through a variety of performances, production processes, essays, group projects, dissertation and timed examinations.
The following information gives an indication of how you can typically expect to be assessed on each year of this programme*:
- Year 1 - 23% coursework, 78% practical
- Year 2 - 34% coursework, 66% practical
- Year 3 - 55% coursework, 10% written, 35% practical
*Please note that these are averages are based on enrolments for 2019/20. Each student’s time in teaching, learning and assessment activities will differ based on individual module choices. Find out more about how this information is calculated.
Credits and levels of learning
An undergraduate honours degree is made up of 360 credits – 120 at Level 4, 120 at Level 5 and 120 at Level 6. If you are a full-time student, you will usually take Level 4 modules in the first year, Level 5 in the second, and Level 6 modules in your final year. A standard module is worth 30 credits. Some programmes also contain 15-credit half modules or can be made up of higher-value parts, such as a dissertation or a Major Project.
Download the programme specification. If you would like an earlier version of the programme specification, please contact the Quality Office.
Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.