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Train with leading practitioners in Central London, gaining practical skills in dance, singing, acting and musical theatre performance.
The course is divided into four clear areas of study across all levels:
This structure integrates practical, vocational and academic components through: taught modules in all disciplines; solo and group performance opportunities in singing and acting; solo and group performance opportunities in dance; individual creative opportunities in choreography; small and medium scale musical theatre and dance productions, which become public performances in the third year; written assignments which provide critical and theoretical support to the practical modules; and, an independent research project in the final year.
You are prepared for employment throughout the course, as the performance modules and classes are designed to both increase students’ technical skills, as well as performance ability and confidence.
Urdang graduates’ destinations demonstrate the strength and range of student employability, with students gaining leading roles in: the West End, in UK tours and international theatre; in high-profile commercial entertainment; on cruise ships and in dance companies; and, in film and television work. Strong outcomes have been driven by a culture at the college of continuous changes and improvements to reflect industry requirements.
Currently Urdang graduates are working in West End Productions including, ‘Les Miserables’, ‘Thriller Live’, ‘Jersey Boys’, ‘Kinky Boots, ‘Guys & Dolls’, ‘Funny Girl’, ‘Beautiful’, ‘In The Heights’, ‘The Lion King’, ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’, and ‘Sunny Afternoon: The Kinks Musical’. Graduates have also successfully gone on to achieve Masters degrees and continuation to PhD study.
Our assessment methods mirror the combination of practice and theory you’ll encounter on the course. There is a significant amount of practical skills and performance assessment across dance techniques, singing, acting and musical theatre. This is underpinned by a range of written assignments and examinations in our strand of critical skills modules.
Whether you aim to work in the creative industries or the social sciences, the legal profession or public service, the Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need for professional life.
Our lively, diverse community and ambitious academic environment will broaden your horizons and help you develop your full potential - many of our courses give you the chance to learn another language, study abroad or undertake work placements as you study.
If you’re interested in art, music, drama or film, check out our packed programme of events. Together with our partners in the creative and cultural industries, we’re always working to enrich the cultural life of the university and the wider community.
Our research is groundbreaking and internationally recognised, with real social impact. We support the StoryLab Research Institute, whose projects include interactive music apps and documenting lifesaving childbirth procedures, the Policing Institute for the Eastern Region (PIER), as well as nine international research clusters including the Centre for Children's Book Studies and the Labour History Research Unit.
In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, six of our subject areas were awarded world-leading status: Law; Art and Design; English Language and Literature, Communication, Cultural and Media Studies; History; Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts.
This course is delivered at our partner institution, The Urdang Academy. For further information, please visit their website.
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