Train with leading practitioners at the Urdang Academy in Central London, gaining practical skills in dance, singing, acting and musical theatre performance.
Study in Clerkenwell, within easy travelling distance of West End theatres, in a professional environment, with well-equipped facilities and spacious studios that are frequently used for professional castings and rehearsals.
Increase your understanding of all areas of dance and musical theatre and create strong foundations for a successful career in the industry. Gain practical skills in dance, singing, acting and musical theatre performance and participate in a range of dance and musical theatre productions for public performance. Develop your performance skills to a professional level and gain choreographic skills and implement them in your own choreography.
As a student at the Urdang Academy, you'll be able to network with professional dance and musical theatre artists and organisations. You can also sign up to Urdang's agency, which provides professional personal representation for third-year students.
Equip yourself with a strong set of specialist, transferable skills for direct access to prestigious employment in West End and touring musicals, commercial dance and television.
Urdang Academy graduates’ destinations demonstrate the strength and range of student employability, with students gaining leading roles in the West End, 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 Masters degrees and 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.
Urdang Academy offers a range of additional extra-curricular opportunities to provide greater exposure to professional musical performance and to enhance opportunities for your career. These are associated with an additional £3,755 charge and it is not compulsory for any student to undertake these in order to complete their degree. More information is available via http://theurdang.london/full-time-courses/funding/
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