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BA (Hons) Musical Theatre BA (Hons) Musical Theatre

This course provides opportunities to participate in a variety of performances and productions.

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Dr Gus Gowland - Programme Leader

Dr Gus Gowland - Programme Leader

Dr Gus Gowland is an award-winning writer/composer. His first musical 'Pieces of String' was The Stage's Best Regional Musical of the year and was nominated for the UK Theatre Best Musical Production award. Gus won The Stage Debut Award for Best Composer/Lyricist, and was nominated for the Writer's Guild of Great Britain Award for Best Musical Theatre Bookwriting. He has worked extensively as a workshop leader, and acting and performance coach at all levels: from beginners to professionals, primary school to postgraduate. He has taught at several universities and conservatoires, focusing on both practical, vocational teaching and critical and contextual lectures.

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Welcome to BA (Hons) Musical Theatre

From London's West End to more experimental Fringe performances, musical theatre spans the arts, inspiring and entertaining audiences around the world.

Lincoln's BA (Hons) Musical Theatre enables students to reflect critically on performance practices, while developing core practical production skills.

Students can learn from expert staff who are practitioners and scholars trained in music, theatre, and dance. Workshops and masterclasses are delivered by visiting tutors and professionals, offering further opportunities to learn about the practical elements of musical theatre.

Welcome to BA (Hons) Musical Theatre

From London's West End to more experimental Fringe performances, musical theatre spans the arts, inspiring and entertaining audiences around the world.

Lincoln's BA (Hons) Musical Theatre enables students to reflect critically on performance practices, while developing core practical production skills.

Students can learn from expert staff who are practitioners and scholars trained in music, theatre, and dance. Workshops and masterclasses are delivered by visiting tutors and professionals, offering further opportunities to learn about the practical elements of musical theatre.

How You Study

Students can gain practical experience by immersing themselves in the process of producing and performing musicals, alongside complementary historical and contextual analysis.

They are able to hone their skills during performances of well-known hit shows alongside lesser-known productions, while reflecting on the actual productions to gain a rounded contextual understanding of musical theatre.

As the course progresses, students can learn about the history of musicals and their significance in contemporary society, while undertaking more independent, industry-focused tasks, emphasising employability and preparing them to enter into a variety of associated careers.

The practical elements of the course are taught through a variety of regular workshops and vocal/dance tuition classes, with guest workshops allowing students to expand their practical professional abilities with visiting experts. The critical elements of the course are taught through a series of lectures and seminars.

One-to-one singing lessons are available at no extra cost, and students can participate in regular dance sessions, learn audition skills, and develop the techniques of acting a song. Guidance on how to form a musical theatre company, devise a show, and tour the production around the country is also available.

During the production modules the students might be called upon to work longer hours, either rehearsing or on production roles such as marketing and costume.

As with any vocational work, practice is vital and so ensuring that regularly working on vocal and dance abilities is important.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.

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How You Study

Throughout the course, students can immerse themselves in the theatre process by auditioning, rehearsing, and staging a musical in an intensive manner that mirrors the practice of industry professionals.

They are able to hone their skills during performances of well-known hit shows alongside lesser-known productions, while reflecting on the actual productions to gain a rounded contextual understanding of musical theatre.

As the course progresses, students can learn about the history of musicals and their significance in contemporary society, while undertaking more independent, industry-focused tasks, emphasising employability and preparing them to enter into a variety of associated careers.

One-to-one singing lessons are available at no extra cost, and students can participate in regular dance sessions, learn audition skills, and develop the techniques of acting a song. Guidance on how to form a musical theatre company, devise a show, and tour the production around the country is also available.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.

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Teaching and Learning During Covid-19

Information for Offer Holders Joining Us in Autumn 2021

Letter from Head of School of Fine and Performing Arts

We are delighted you are interested in joining us at the University of Lincoln and I am writing to let you know about our planning for the new academic year. You currently have an offer of a place at the University and we want to keep you updated so you can start preparing for your future, should you be successful in meeting any outstanding conditions of your offer.

We fully intend your experience with us at Lincoln will be engaging, supportive and academically challenging. We are determined to provide our students with a safe and exciting campus experience, ensuring you benefit from the best that both face-to-face and online teaching offer. We have kept our focus on friendliness and community spirit at Lincoln and we look forward to your participation in that community.

As you know, the UK Government has published its roadmap for the easing of Coronavirus lockdown restrictions in England. There are still some uncertainties for universities around possible restrictions for the next academic year, particularly in relation to social distancing in large group teaching. We are planning in line with government guidance for both face-to-face and online teaching to ensure you have a good campus experience and can complete all the requirements for your programme. We are fully prepared to adapt and flex our plans if changes in government regulations make this necessary during the year.

Face-to-face teaching and interaction with tutors and course mates are key to students’ learning and the broader student experience. Face-to-face sessions will be prioritised where it is most valuable, particularly for seminars, tutorials, workshops and practical studio work (including rehearsals). Students tell us that there are real benefits to some elements of online learning within a blended approach, such as revisiting recorded materials and developing new digital skills and confidence. At Lincoln we aim to take forward the best aspects of both.

This letter sets out in detail various aspects of the planned experience at Lincoln for your chosen subject area, and we hope the information is helpful as you plan for your future.

Teaching and Learning

Your programme will follow an on-campus, blended-learning model. This will involve a range of different learning styles where you will be able to engage with your tutors and peers in physical and virtual environments.

We are planning the majority of your teaching to be delivered face to face. This means that you will be on campus for sessions like workshops, studio classes, practical and performance work. We will also be using the benefits of online learning and teaching, particularly for large lectures, which may be delivered as live sessions in which you can interact with others, and/or recorded sessions that you can access whenever you want.

Our efforts to develop your employability within and outside of the curriculum will remain a key focus during your time at Lincoln. As your course progresses, you will be assessed in various ways, including coursework and examinations which may be online. Many of our assessment types involve live or performance work, and these will all be run safely and in line with Government guidance. The School’s various social media channels are full of great examples of live performance work that we’ve already undertaken this year.

The spaces on campus where your teaching will take place, such as performance and dance studios in the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, our Fine Art Studios, or our Music rehearsal rooms, will be managed in ways that maximise your learning experience while also safeguarding your health and wellbeing in line with the latest Government guidance.

Should a change in Government guidance require a return to lockdown, we are ready to move fully online for the required period. We did this twice last year and managed to successfully deliver our curriculum and maintain our sense of community. Any changes of this kind will be communicated by email from myself and/or the university.

To complete your assignments, you will need a laptop or desktop computer. For some of our programmes, computers capable of running Adobe’s Creative Cloud software are helpful. For those that require it, we will provide an Adobe Creative Cloud license so that you can access this software at the start of your studies. All students will be provided with full access to Microsoft Office 365.

To support you in your studies, you will be assigned a Personal Tutor – a member of academic staff who is your designated ‘go to’ person for advice and support, both pastoral and academic. You will meet with them regularly in person and/or online. It is important to remember that independent learning is an essential aspect of your programme. Guided reading and other independent engagement remain key to performing well in your studies.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you on campus in October for your induction events and supporting you as you embark on this new and exciting chapter in your life. 

The University Campus

We are very proud of our beautiful and vibrant campuses at the University of Lincoln and we have used our extensive indoor and outdoor spaces to provide students with access to study and social areas as well as learning resources and facilities, adapting them where necessary in line with government guidance. All the mitigations and safety measures you would expect are in place on our campuses (at Lincoln, Riseholme and Holbeach), such as hand sanitisers, one-way systems, and other social distancing measures where these are required.

Student Wellbeing and Support

The University’s Student Wellbeing Centre and Student Support Centre are fully open for face-to-face and online support. Should you, as one of our applicants, have any questions about coming to Lincoln in October or any other concerns, these specialist teams are here for you. You can contact Student Wellbeing and the Student Support Centre by visiting https://studentservices.lincoln.ac.uk where service details and contact information are available, or if you are in Lincoln you can make an appointment to meet a member of the team.

To enable you to make the most out of your experience in Lincoln and to help you access course materials and other services, we recommend that you have a desktop, laptop or tablet device available during your studies. This will enable you to engage easily with our online learning platforms from your student accommodation or from home. Students can use IT equipment on campus in the Library, our learning lounges, and specialist academic areas; however, there may not always be a space free when you have a timetabled session or an assessment to complete which is why we recommend you have your own device too, if possible. If you are struggling to access IT equipment or reliable internet services, please contact ICT for technical support and Student Support who can assist you with further advice and information.

We are committed to providing you with the best possible start to university life and to helping you to prepare for your time with us. As part of this commitment, you can access our Student Life pre-arrival online support package. This collection of digital resources, advice and helpful tips created by current students is designed to help you prepare for the all-important first steps into higher education, enabling you to learn within a supportive community and to make the most of the new opportunities that the University of Lincoln provides. When you are ready, you can begin by going to studentlife.lincoln.ac.uk/starting.

Students’ Union

Your Students’ Union is here to make sure that you get the most from every aspect of your student experience. They will be providing a huge range of in-person and virtual events and opportunities - you are sure to find something perfect for you! Meet people and find a new hobby by joining one of their 150 sports teams and societies. Grab lunch between teaching or a drink with friends in The Swan, Towers or The Barge. Learn new skills and boost your CV by taking part in training courses and volunteering opportunities in your spare time. Grab a bike from the Cycle Hire and explore the city you will be calling home.

To start off the new academic year, your Students’ Union will be bringing you The Official Lincoln Freshers Week 2021, with a huge line-up of social events, club nights, fayres and activities for you enjoy (restrictions permitting). Keep an eye on www.facebook.com/lincolnfreshers21 for line-up and ticket updates, so you don’t miss out.

Most importantly, your Students’ Union will always be there for you when you need it most; making sure that your voice as a student is always heard. The SU Advice Centre can provide independent advice and support on housing, finance, welfare and academic issues. As well as this, your Course Representatives are always on hand to make sure that you are getting the best from your academic experience. To find out more about the Students’ Union’s events, opportunities, support and how to get in contact go to: www.lincolnsu.com.

Student Accommodation

Many applicants will choose to live in dedicated student accommodation on, or close to, campus and you may well have already booked your student residence for the upcoming year. All University-managed student accommodation will have our Residential Wardens in place. Residential Wardens are here to help you settle into your new accommodation and will be offering flatmate and residential support activities throughout the year. If you have booked University accommodation, you will have already heard from us with further details on where you will be living to help you prepare. If you have not yet booked your accommodation, we still have plenty of options available. In the meantime, lots of advice and information can be found on the accommodation pages of our website.

The information detailed in this letter will form part of your agreement with the University of Lincoln. If we do not hear from you to the contrary prior to enrolment, we will assume that you acknowledge and accept the information contained in this letter. Adaptations to how we work may have to be made in line with any future changes in government guidance, and we will communicate these with you as necessary. Please do review the University’s Admissions Terms and Conditions (in particular sections 8 and 9) and Student Complaints Procedure so you understand your rights and the agreement between the University and its students.

We very much hope this information is useful to help you plan for the next step in your academic journey, and we look forward to welcoming you here at Lincoln this Autumn. This is the start of a new phase and will be an exciting time for all of us. If you have any questions, please do email me at awesterside@lincoln.ac.uk.

Dr Andrew Westerside

Head of the School of Fine and Performing Arts

† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

International Musical Theatre 2022-23MST1009MLevel 42022-23This module explores the landscape of musical theatre in non-English speaking countries, beyond Broadway and the West End. Although it is these production centres that are most familiar, there is a remarkable amount of activity taking place around the world. In this module, students can discover what musical theatre is like from the Philippines to Mexico, and from Israel to Japan.CoreIntroduction to Musical Theatre: Starting Here, Starting Now 2022-23MST1002MLevel 42022-23This module introduces some of the fundamental ways of studying musical theatre, including study of the musical as an object (as a 'play', as music, and as performance), study of the development of the musical throughout the 20th century, and learning about the musical through singing, acting, and dancing.CorePersonal Development 1 2022-23MST1003MLevel 42022-23Under the tuition of our staff, students will have the opportunity to develop their singing and dancing skills in weekly sessions throughout the year.CoreReflection 1: Reviewing the Situation (Musical Theatre) 2022-23MST1004MLevel 42022-23This module reflects on the practical experiences of putting on a show. It aims to develop students' understanding of musicals, their historical context, and their performance, through looking back on that experience as a case study.CoreReflection 2: Consider Yourself (Musical Theatre) 2022-23MST1005MLevel 42022-23This module is designed help students to develop a detailed understanding of how musicals are constructed, how they can understand them critically, and how they can develop their own performance skills.CoreStaging a Musical 1: Song and Dance 2022-23MST1006MLevel 42022-23This module offers students the opportunity to put on a show, directed by the course tutors. Working as a company, students will have the chance to rehearse and stage a musical through an intensive four-week period, culminating in a performance to fellow students and staff. This will give students their first taster of how the development and rehearsal process of a professional show takes place.CoreStaging a Musical 2: Another Opening. Another Show 2022-23MST1007MLevel 42022-23This module builds on the experience of Staging a Musical 1 in the first term. Working as a company, students can rehearse and stage a musical through an intensive four-week period, culminating in a performance to fellow students and staff. Consolidating their experience of a professional working process, students are encouraged to focus on developing independent skills, and taking responsibility for various aspects of the production.CoreActing the Song 1 2023-24MST2001MLevel 52023-24This is a practical module which explores the techniques of singing and acting a song. Students can work on vocal technique, character development, and acting approach to prepare solo numbers for performance. The module aims to equip students with the skills to begin to put together a portfolio of song material appropriate for their voice. This may be of particular value for those anticipating applying for drama schools, especially for musical theatre courses. Assessment will be part practical, and part based on an annotated rehearsal log put together throughout the process.CoreCritical Approaches to the Musical: Who Tells Your Story? 2023-24MST2010MLevel 52023-24This module aims to develop students' wider knowledge, critical perspectives, and contextual awareness of practice. This module introduces students to a range of critical ways of thinking about musical theatre, focusing in particular on notions of identity. It will consider how we might be able to understand the musical in terms of gender, race, class, national identity, and sexuality.CoreDevising a Musical 2023-24MST2002MLevel 52023-24In this module students have the opportunity to create their very own original show under staff supervision. Students can create, rehearse, and then perform a short musical of their own, in an intensive process using the skills they have built up during the course. Students can establish a theme, build a structure, develop musical motifs into songs, and write the book and lyrics.CorePersonal Development 2 2023-24MST2004MLevel 52023-24Under the tuition of our staff, students can continue to develop their singing and dancing skills in weekly sessions throughout the year.CorePlacement (Musical Theatre) 2023-24MST2005MLevel 52023-24This placement module encourages students to engage with the creative industries beyond the University through a placement with a business or organisation of their choosing. Through direct workplace experience, students may develop new skills, strengthen existing ones, establish valuable professional networks, and target future employment opportunities. Following the placement students are assessed via presentations where they reflect upon their professional development and the impact of their work.CoreReflection 3: Putting it Together (Musical Theatre) 2023-24MST2006MLevel 52023-24This module reflects on the practical experiences of putting on a show to develop a sophisticated understanding of how musicals are constructed, how students can understand them critically, and how they can develop their own performance skills. Throughout the module we will refer to the show staged in Devising a Musical as a case study.CoreStaging the Musical 3: The Show Must Go On 2023-24MST2007MLevel 52023-24This module builds on the experiences of Staging a Musical 1 and 2 in the first year. Working with a professional team of director, music director, and choreographer, students rehearse and stage a musical through an intensive four-week period, culminating in a performance to an invited audience. Students can map their experience onto a professional working process, promoting their work, building their profile, and identifying approaches to building networks and showcasing their performance work.CoreTeaching (Musical Theatre) 2023-24MST2008MLevel 52023-24This module introduces students to the various strategies required when teaching theatre in schools and other educational settings. The module will introduce approaches to teaching in their area, planning a lesson, and offers the opportunity to deliver it to a class of school children. The module focuses on Drama as a curriculum subject, but will enable students to complement the area with their own expertise in music and dance.CoreFinal Showcase: The Greatest Show (Musical Theatre) 2024-25MST3007MLevel 62024-25This module is the final showcase module for students on the Musical Theatre degree. It involves an intensive block of rehearsal leading to the public production of a musical. The production will be directed by a professional team (Director, Musical Director, Choreographer), and is designed to showcase students' talents and celebrate the culmination of their studies.CoreForming a Company (Musical Theatre) 2024-25MST3002MLevel 62024-25This module sets the challenge of launching a small-scale musical theatre company and taking a production to a venue (or venues) outside the University. This is likely to be students' first independent venture into staging a production, which could be performed in a small-scale venue, in a school context, in a site-specific space, or on tour.CoreMaking it Happen: Projects and Budgets 2024-25MST3003MLevel 62024-25This module offers an introduction to the creative arts industry in the UK, and will guide students through the process of initiating and developing projects within that industry. Students will be introduced to a wide range of case studies and as part of a small group students can plan and pitch a potential project for hypothetical Arts Council Funding (or similar). The aim of this module is to equip students with tools for creating their own projects and ideas in the future.CoreMusical Theatre Futures 2024-25MST3004MLevel 62024-25This module considers the current moment in musical theatre, and anticipates where new innovation might be heading. It will focus particularly on musical theatre in the British and digital contexts, identifying new dynamics, new emergences, and new opportunities within the musical theatre industry.CorePersonal Development 3 2024-25MST3005MLevel 62024-25Under the tuition of our staff, students can continue to develop their singing and dancing skills in weekly sessions throughout the year.CoreActing the Song 2 2024-25MST3001MLevel 62024-25Walking into an audition can be one of the most daunting prospects for any performer. This module is designed to help prepare for that scenario, by developing a repertoire of song material for performance, and then testing students in a mock-audition.OptionalDissertation (15c) 2024-25DRA3057MLevel 62024-25The Dissertation module provides the opportunity for a student to investigate and pursue a theatre and performance arts topic of his or her own choosing over an extended piece of academic writing. Each student is allocated a supervisor that will help them to select and refine a topic appropriate for extended study, evaluate progress and read and offer feedback on draft work. Students will be expected to work on their own initiative to undertake research and synthesise it into a logical and original argument in the form of a 4,500 piece of scholarly writing.Optional

† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

International Musical Theatre 2021-22MST1009MLevel 42021-22This module explores the landscape of musical theatre in non-English speaking countries, beyond Broadway and the West End. Although it is these production centres that are most familiar, there is a remarkable amount of activity taking place around the world. In this module, students can discover what musical theatre is like from the Philippines to Mexico, and from Israel to Japan.CoreIntroduction to Musical Theatre: Starting Here, Starting Now 2021-22MST1002MLevel 42021-22This module introduces some of the fundamental ways of studying musical theatre, including study of the musical as an object (as a 'play', as music, and as performance), study of the development of the musical throughout the 20th century, and learning about the musical through singing, acting, and dancing.CorePersonal Development 1 2021-22MST1003MLevel 42021-22Under the tuition of our staff, students will have the opportunity to develop their singing and dancing skills in weekly sessions throughout the year.CoreReflection 1: Reviewing the Situation (Musical Theatre) 2021-22MST1004MLevel 42021-22This module reflects on the practical experiences of putting on a show. It aims to develop students' understanding of musicals, their historical context, and their performance, through looking back on that experience as a case study.CoreReflection 2: Consider Yourself (Musical Theatre) 2021-22MST1005MLevel 42021-22This module is designed help students to develop a detailed understanding of how musicals are constructed, how they can understand them critically, and how they can develop their own performance skills.CoreStaging a Musical 1: Song and Dance 2021-22MST1006MLevel 42021-22This module offers students the opportunity to put on a show, directed by the course tutors. Working as a company, students will have the chance to rehearse and stage a musical through an intensive four-week period, culminating in a performance to fellow students and staff. This will give students their first taster of how the development and rehearsal process of a professional show takes place.CoreStaging a Musical 2: Another Opening. Another Show 2021-22MST1007MLevel 42021-22This module builds on the experience of Staging a Musical 1 in the first term. Working as a company, students can rehearse and stage a musical through an intensive four-week period, culminating in a performance to fellow students and staff. Consolidating their experience of a professional working process, students are encouraged to focus on developing independent skills, and taking responsibility for various aspects of the production.CoreActing the Song 1 2022-23MST2001MLevel 52022-23This is a practical module which explores the techniques of singing and acting a song. Students can work on vocal technique, character development, and acting approach to prepare solo numbers for performance. The module aims to equip students with the skills to begin to put together a portfolio of song material appropriate for their voice. This may be of particular value for those anticipating applying for drama schools, especially for musical theatre courses. Assessment will be part practical, and part based on an annotated rehearsal log put together throughout the process.CoreCritical Approaches to the Musical: Who Tells Your Story? 2022-23MST2010MLevel 52022-23This module aims to develop students' wider knowledge, critical perspectives, and contextual awareness of practice. This module introduces students to a range of critical ways of thinking about musical theatre, focusing in particular on notions of identity. It will consider how we might be able to understand the musical in terms of gender, race, class, national identity, and sexuality.CoreDevising a Musical 2022-23MST2002MLevel 52022-23In this module students have the opportunity to create their very own original show under staff supervision. Students can create, rehearse, and then perform a short musical of their own, in an intensive process using the skills they have built up during the course. Students can establish a theme, build a structure, develop musical motifs into songs, and write the book and lyrics.CorePersonal Development 2 2022-23MST2004MLevel 52022-23Under the tuition of our staff, students can continue to develop their singing and dancing skills in weekly sessions throughout the year.CorePlacement (Musical Theatre) 2022-23MST2005MLevel 52022-23This placement module encourages students to engage with the creative industries beyond the University through a placement with a business or organisation of their choosing. Through direct workplace experience, students may develop new skills, strengthen existing ones, establish valuable professional networks, and target future employment opportunities. Following the placement students are assessed via presentations where they reflect upon their professional development and the impact of their work.CoreReflection 3: Putting it Together (Musical Theatre) 2022-23MST2006MLevel 52022-23This module reflects on the practical experiences of putting on a show to develop a sophisticated understanding of how musicals are constructed, how students can understand them critically, and how they can develop their own performance skills. Throughout the module we will refer to the show staged in Devising a Musical as a case study.CoreStaging the Musical 3: The Show Must Go On 2022-23MST2007MLevel 52022-23This module builds on the experiences of Staging a Musical 1 and 2 in the first year. Working with a professional team of director, music director, and choreographer, students rehearse and stage a musical through an intensive four-week period, culminating in a performance to an invited audience. Students can map their experience onto a professional working process, promoting their work, building their profile, and identifying approaches to building networks and showcasing their performance work.CoreTeaching (Musical Theatre) 2022-23MST2008MLevel 52022-23This module introduces students to the various strategies required when teaching theatre in schools and other educational settings. The module will introduce approaches to teaching in their area, planning a lesson, and offers the opportunity to deliver it to a class of school children. The module focuses on Drama as a curriculum subject, but will enable students to complement the area with their own expertise in music and dance.CoreFinal Showcase: The Greatest Show (Musical Theatre) 2023-24MST3007MLevel 62023-24This module is the final showcase module for students on the Musical Theatre degree. It involves an intensive block of rehearsal leading to the public production of a musical. The production will be directed by a professional team (Director, Musical Director, Choreographer), and is designed to showcase students' talents and celebrate the culmination of their studies.CoreForming a Company (Musical Theatre) 2023-24MST3002MLevel 62023-24This module sets the challenge of launching a small-scale musical theatre company and taking a production to a venue (or venues) outside the University. This is likely to be students' first independent venture into staging a production, which could be performed in a small-scale venue, in a school context, in a site-specific space, or on tour.CoreMaking it Happen: Projects and Budgets 2023-24MST3003MLevel 62023-24This module offers an introduction to the creative arts industry in the UK, and will guide students through the process of initiating and developing projects within that industry. Students will be introduced to a wide range of case studies and as part of a small group students can plan and pitch a potential project for hypothetical Arts Council Funding (or similar). The aim of this module is to equip students with tools for creating their own projects and ideas in the future.CoreMusical Theatre Futures 2023-24MST3004MLevel 62023-24This module considers the current moment in musical theatre, and anticipates where new innovation might be heading. It will focus particularly on musical theatre in the British and digital contexts, identifying new dynamics, new emergences, and new opportunities within the musical theatre industry.CorePersonal Development 3 2023-24MST3005MLevel 62023-24Under the tuition of our staff, students can continue to develop their singing and dancing skills in weekly sessions throughout the year.CoreActing the Song 2 2023-24MST3001MLevel 62023-24Walking into an audition can be one of the most daunting prospects for any performer. This module is designed to help prepare for that scenario, by developing a repertoire of song material for performance, and then testing students in a mock-audition.OptionalDissertation (15c) 2023-24DRA3057MLevel 62023-24The Dissertation module provides the opportunity for a student to investigate and pursue a theatre and performance arts topic of his or her own choosing over an extended piece of academic writing. Each student is allocated a supervisor that will help them to select and refine a topic appropriate for extended study, evaluate progress and read and offer feedback on draft work. Students will be expected to work on their own initiative to undertake research and synthesise it into a logical and original argument in the form of a 4,500-word piece of scholarly writing.Optional

How you are assessed

The programme has been developed to assess students in a variety of ways, designed to preparing them with the skills needed to enter into the industry.

Assessment methods may include: practical assessments in performance; annotated performances; individual and group presentations; critical performance reviews; personal reflection tasks; personal development plans; project proposals; project treatments; cv preparation; placement/teaching assessment; and portfolios.

As the course progresses, student assessment will focus on independent, industry-focused tasks, which emphasise employability.

Feedback will be both formative (through ongoing feedback during class/rehearsal sessions) and summative (through written feedback following specific assessment points).

The programme has been developed to assess students in a variety of ways, designed to preparing them with the skills needed to enter into the industry.

Assessment methods may include: practical assessments in performance; annotated performances; individual and group presentations; critical performance reviews; personal reflection tasks; personal development plans; project proposals; project treatments; cv preparation; placement/teaching assessment; and portfolios.

As the course progresses, student assessment will focus on independent, industry-focused tasks, which emphasise employability.

Feedback will be both formative (through ongoing feedback during class/rehearsal sessions) and summative (through written feedback following specific assessment points).

Fees and Scholarships

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Course-Specific Additional Costs

Students will be encouraged to see regular performances at the theatre, and may be asked to do this at their own cost. All students will be eligible for student-priced tickets.

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Course-Specific Additional Costs

Students will be encouraged to see regular performances at the theatre, and may be asked to do this at their own cost. All students will be eligible for student-priced tickets.

Entry Requirements 2022-23

United Kingdom

GCE Advanced Levels: BBC

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may be considered.

International

Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages for information on equivalent qualifications.

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 7.0 overall, with a minimum of 6.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page.

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

Entry Requirements 2021-22

United Kingdom

GCE Advanced Levels: BBC

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may be considered.

International

Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages for information on equivalent qualifications.

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 7.0 overall, with a minimum of 6.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page.

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

Facilities

Students can work and perform in the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, a £6 million, 450-seat theatre on campus. The Centre hosts a year-round programme of performances from students and national touring companies. Facilities include industry-standard studio and rehearsal spaces.

Each student will receive event/performance credits which can be used against ticketed performances at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre.

View of the audience seating area from the stage of the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre

Placements

There is the choice of undertaking a ‘placement’ or ‘teaching’ module in the second year, which gives students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in industry or a school setting.

Students are expected to source their own placement, but tutors can provide support during the process if required. Those who choose these options are expected to cover their travel, accommodation, and general living costs.

Features

The course is run by an award-winning musical theatre writer and delivered by a team that has experience working in the industry all over the world, from the West End and Hollywood. We share a passion for performing and for musical theatre in all its forms. 

At Lincoln, we offer the opportunity to work on brand new material and receive guest tuition from workshop leaders with a whole host of West End shows to their name. We love watching musicals almost as much as we like performing them and so there are trips to see shows (these sometimes have additional costs). 

We also have a monthly 'watchalong' where we can enjoy a musical screening together (online or in-person) and a weekly 'musical mailout' full of interesting musical theatre videos and fun facts.

Interviews

Successful applicants will be invited to attend an interview-audition, providing an opportunity to see our facilities and meet the course team.

By meeting you in person we get to know more about your musical interests, experiences and aspirations, and you get to meet the team that may soon be teaching you. This will give you an opportunity to experience how the course is taught through -  

- Online group workshop (divided between a practical vocal session and a critical and contextual discussion) 

- Online interview

We also ask that you send us a video of you singing a song of your choice. 

Career Opportunities

The BA (Hons) Musical Theatre degree aims to equip students with the confidence, knowledge, and industry skills to pursue a freelance career in the theatre or to form small-scale touring companies. Those completing the course are well-placed for roles across the wider cultural industries.

Visit Us in Person

The best way to find out what it is really like to live and learn at Lincoln is to join us for one of our Open Days. Visiting us in person is important and will help you to get a real feel for what it might be like to study here.

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Related Courses

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.
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