BA (Hons) Musical Theatre

Programme Information

Title BA (Hons) Musical Theatre
Calendar September – June
Type Full-Time
Length 3 Years
Awarding Institution Liverpool John Moores University
Typical Class Size 27

Introduction

The BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre is a highly vocational and practical training and education in Musical Theatre. The programme is designed for individuals with passion, creativity, imagination and a real commitment to gaining and sustaining a lasting career as a musical theatre performer. The programme aims to create performers capable of working across a range of acting, dance and musical theatre styles and disciplines. The programme gives its students the opportunity to develop as an independent minded creative practitioner.

The Musical Theatre programme aims to create a performer capable of working across a range of acting, dance and musical theatre styles and disciplines. The programme does not dictate a particular approach to performance, but rather, it gives you the opportunity to develop as an independent minded creative practitioner with your own relationship to performance.

There are two routes through the BA Musical Theatre at the IAB, both providing a comprehensive training for musical theatre. The first has a full focus on the triple threat – Acting, Dance and Singing. This route has a substantial dance component and would be suitable for those with a strong background in dance. The second also explores the three component areas of Musical Theatre - Acting, Dance and Singing but with a greater emphasis on Singing and a lesser focus on dance. This programme would suit those with a more limited dance background (dance is still important) or those who would like a more intensive singing training.

Instensive and Practical

The programme is highly practical and provides you with the opportunity to learn through doing. Students will undertake a substantial number of practical dance and other technique classes each week in groups or sub-groups (dependent on which route is being followed). Students will also develop knowledge of the business and broad cultural aspects of the performing arts through a programme of lectures and seminars. As the programme progresses more time will be spent on the rehearsal and stage production projects. Towards the end of the programme you will have considerable autonomy as to the choice and nature of the productions and projects you are involved with. The programme affords you considerable opportunity for creative collaboration with students from other disciplines taught within the Institution. This is a distinctive feature of the IAB.

Future Prospects

Graduates from the BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre programme will have all the key skills required for a sustainable career in the performing arts with a focus on singing, dance, acting and musical theatre. As a graduate, depending on your specialization, you will have the skills, knowledge and ability to find and make work in musical theatre, popular music performance, popular dance, acting for stage and screen, physical theatre, community theatre practice, as well as teaching and education.

Musical Theatre graduates from the Institute of the Arts Barcelona will be in a unique position. Not only will you have refined and defined skills in Musical Theatre, but you will also have the professional knowledge and expertise in a range of other performing arts disciplines. As a graduate, you will be flexible, imaginative and able to seize opportunities and make your own opportunities.

The degree will also allow you to progress on to further postgraduate / Master degree studies in Europe and the USA.

Areas of Study

Singing techniques
(individual and ensemble)
Dance technique
(principally jazz, tap and ballet)
Voice
Acting technique
(including acting through song)
Performance and musical theatre repertoire
Professional practice
Performing arts business and entrepreneurship
Theatre history and context
Interdisciplinary practice

English Language Requirement

All of our programmes are taught and assessed in English.

Foundation Certificates: IELTS 5.5 BA and MA degrees: IELTS 6.5

Students applying from countries where English is the main language do not need IELTS qualifications

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HOW TO APPLY

Applying is Simple

We make applying to our programmes as simple as possible. We highly recommend that you visit us and talk to our lecturers and take a tour of our facilities. We are open every week day except for public holidays and the month of August. Please contact apply@iabarcelona.es to make an appointment.

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STEP ONE – APPLICATION FORM AND FEE

Download the application form and fill it out accurately. The form is a PDF document that will need to be emailed back to us:

You do not need to send copies of your qualifications or references at this time. The application must be filled out in English. Please use Adobe Acrobat Reader (free) to fill out your application form. Mac users – do not use the “Preview” application.

A €50 audition fee will need to paid before the audition. You can pay for the audition fee with a credit card here:

The application form and fee is due 4 weekdays before an audition.
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STEP TWO – CHOOSE AND ATTEND AN AUDITION

If you meet, or will meet, the requirements of the programme, you will need to attend an audition as part of the application process. At the audition, bring a photograph of yourself with your name clearly marked on the back, along with copies of your qualifications achieved to date.

The Institute holds auditions and interviews in multiple locations throughout the year. You will need to choose an audition date and place for your application form. Upcoming dance auditions are listed at the bottom of this page.

Detailed information regarding the audition will be emailed to you after receipt of your application form and audition fee. The auditions are open to anyone who will be at least 18 years old by the 31st of December of the year of enrolment in our programmes.

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STEP THREE – ACCEPT THE OFFER

About 2 weeks after your audition we will contact you. Should you be offered a place at the Institute, you will be asked to email us to let us know if you would like to take up the offer and to pay a one-off Registration Fee of €350. The offer letter will also contain a Fact Sheet setting out the payment plan for the Deposit and the Programme Fee instalments.

Upon receipt of the Registration Fee, you will be sent an enrolment pack as well as accommodation information and you will be given the name of a staff member who will support you through the rest of the process.

What We Look For in a Prospective Student

Enthusiasm for, and commitment to the performing arts or media

Through your application form and in your interview you need to show us tangible evidence of your enthusiasm for and commitment to a career in the media & performing arts. This can be shown in any number of ways. Indeed every applicant will be different. As an example you could talk about what performing arts activities you have done and are doing, you could talk about who inspires you, you could detail any research you have done to progress your planned career. We know that some of you live in cities with access to a lot of performing arts – what have you seen? Some of you do not have such easy access, so what else have you done?

Subject specific skills

Each of the programmes require a specific set of base skills. It is highly unlikely that for BA programmes or above we will accept students with no or limited previous experience, this is particularly true of the performing programmes (Acting, Dance, Music, Musical Theatre). We do not expect you to be perfect (why would you do a degree if you were?) but rather be able to demonstrate the core skills that will enable you to take full advantage of what we can offer you.

Intellectual capacity

The qualifications we offer at the Institute are at the same level as any other University or institute of higher education. You need to demonstrate to us that you have the intellectual capacity to fully engage with the programmes. This is normally demonstrated to us by your achievement in your previous qualifications. Mature students (over 24) without prior academic qualification may be given the opportunity to demonstrating their capacity through the production of some written material specifically for us. If you think you fit into this category please contact us.

Programme Fees and Schedule

  • Audition Fee
    €50 non-refundable One time payment. Due 4 days before your audition.
  • Registration Fee
    €350 non-refundable One time payment. Due 1 month after receipt of offer letter.
  • Deposit
    €2000 EU/EEA and Rest of World £2000 UK Non-refundable and only applicable for new admissions. (Counts toward programme fee.)
  • Programme Fee (includes deposit)
    €7700 Spain Residents* €9950 EU/EEA Residents €14000 others £8750 UK Residents

*To qualify as a Spanish resident, you must:

a) have lived in Spain 6 months prior to your Application

AND

b) be a Spanish citizen or hold a Spanish Residence Certificate or Card for the same length of time or more.

Attending the programme does not entitle you to the Spanish resident fee in subsequent years of attendance.

Important Information

Non-EU/EEA Students Visa Requirement

If you are not a resident of the EU or EEA, you will need to apply for a Spanish student visa. It is your responsibility to apply for this visa and it is very important that you start your visa application process early as it can take a long time. Consult the nearest Spanish embassy or consulate for more information.

Equal Opportunity

The Institute of the Arts Barcelona welcomes applications from disabled students. It is important that you let us know in the application process whether you have any long term disability which could impact on your studies so that we can prepare for you.

Questions?

If after reading this application procedure and you feel unsure about certain aspects of it, we will be happy to assist you. Email your questions to: apply@iabarcelona.es

AUDITIONS

Choose an audition that suits your schedule from this list and enter the place and date on your application form.

Chicago
TIME:
10AM – 2PM
PLACE:
Lou Conte Dance Studio
WEBSITE:
www.hubbardstreetdance.com/loucontedancestudio
ADDRESS:
1147 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, Ill 60607
TELEPHONE:
(323) 633-6536
contact
Jessica Hallam, US Talent Scout
Los Angeles
TIME:
2 – 6PM
PLACE:
Edge Performing Arts Studio
WEBSITE:
www.edgepac.com
ADDRESS:
6300 Romaine St., Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90038
TELEPHONE:
(323) 633-6536
contact
Jessica Hallam, US Talent Scout
Manchester
TIME:
10:00 - 15:00
PLACE:
Studio 25
WEBSITE:
www.studio25manchester.com
ADDRESS:
25 Church Street
Manchester M4 1PE
London
TIME:
10:00 - 15:00
PLACE:
Pineapple Studios
WEBSITE:
www.pineapple.uk.com
ADDRESS:
7 Langley Street
Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9JA
Barcelona
TIME:
9:00 for Dance, Commercial Dance, Singing and Musical Theatre;
14:00 for Acting
PLACE:
Institute of the Arts Barcelona
WEBSITE:
www.iabarcelona.com
ADDRESS:
C/ Ramon Dalmases 18
08870 Sitges
Spain
Glasgow
TIME:
10:00 - 14:00
PLACE:
UK Theatre School
WEBSITE:
uktheatreschool.com
ADDRESS:
4 West Regent Street
Glasgow G2 1RW
Barcelona
TIME:
9:00 for Dance, Commercial Dance, Singing and Musical Theatre;
14:00 for Acting
PLACE:
Institute of the Arts Barcelona
WEBSITE:
www.iabarcelona.com
ADDRESS:
C/ Ramon Dalmases 18
08870 Sitges
Spain
Bristol
TIME:
14:00 - 17:00
PLACE:
Dance Station
WEBSITE:
www.dancestation.org.uk
ADDRESS:
Alexandra Park
Fishponds
Bristol BS16 2 BG
Dublin
TIME:
10:00 - 14:00
PLACE:
Dance Ireland
WEBSITE:
www.danceireland.ie
ADDRESS:
1 Foley Street
Dublin 1
Manchester
TIME:
10:00 - 15:00
PLACE:
Studio 25
WEBSITE:
www.studio25manchester.com
ADDRESS:
25 Church Street
Manchester M4 1PE
London
TIME:
9:00 - 12:00 for Dance; 16:00 - 19:00 for Musical Theatre
PLACE:
Pineapple Studios
WEBSITE:
www.pineapple.uk.com
ADDRESS:
7 Langley Street
Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9JA
Barcelona
TIME:
9:00 for Dance, Commercial Dance, Singing and Musical Theatre;
14:00 for Acting
PLACE:
Institute of the Arts Barcelona
WEBSITE:
www.iabarcelona.com
ADDRESS:
C/ Ramon Dalmases 18
08870 Sitges
Spain
Lisbon
TIME:
17:00 - 20:00
PLACE:
EDSAE
WEBSITE:
www.edsae.com
ADDRESS:
Edifício Amoreiras Plaza
Rua Silva Carvalho, nº 321 Loja M
1250-252 Lisboa
Barcelona
TIME:
9:00 for Dance, Commercial Dance, Singing and Musical Theatre;
14:00 for Acting
PLACE:
Institute of the Arts Barcelona
WEBSITE:
www.iabarcelona.com
ADDRESS:
C/ Ramon Dalmases 18
08870 Sitges
Spain
Berlin
TIME:
10:00 - 15:00
PLACE:
battleROYAL
WEBSITE:
www.battleroyalprojects.com
ADDRESS:
Glogauer Str. 6, 10999 Berlin
TELEPHONE:
+49 30 208 47 77 50
Porto
TIME:
10:00 - 14:00
PLACE:
Conservatório Vocare
WEBSITE:
http://conservatoriovocare.wordpress.com
ADDRESS:
Rua D. João IV 667
Rés do Chão
Munich
TIME:
10:00 - 14:00
PLACE:
Munich International Ballet School
WEBSITE:
www.mi-ballet-school.de
ADDRESS:
Marsstraße 40
80335 München
Copenhagen
TIME:
10:00 - 15:00
PLACE:
Copenhagen Dance Space
WEBSITE:
http://copenhagendancespace.dk
ADDRESS:
v. Josefin Bjerkensjö, København
Stockholm
TIME:
9:00 - 14:00
PLACE:
Danscentrum Stockholm
WEBSITE:
http://danscentrum.se
ADDRESS:
Jungfrugatan 7B
114 44 Stockholm
Oslo
TIME:
9:30 - 12:30
PLACE:
Norges Dansehøyskole
WEBSITE:
http://ndh.no
ADDRESS:
Borgatta 7
0650 Oslo
Norway
Barcelona
TIME:
9:00 for Dance, Commercial Dance, Singing and Musical Theatre;
14:00 for Acting
PLACE:
Institute of the Arts Barcelona
WEBSITE:
www.iabarcelona.com
ADDRESS:
C/ Ramon Dalmases 18
08870 Sitges
Spain
Barcelona
TIME:
9:00 for Dance, Commercial Dance, Singing and Musical Theatre;
14:00 for Acting
PLACE:
Institute of the Arts Barcelona
WEBSITE:
www.iabarcelona.com
ADDRESS:
C/ Ramon Dalmases 18
08870 Sitges
Spain
Barcelona
TIME:
9:00 for Dance, Commercial Dance, Singing and Musical Theatre;
14:00 for Acting
PLACE:
Institute of the Arts Barcelona
WEBSITE:
www.iabarcelona.com
ADDRESS:
C/ Ramon Dalmases 18
08870 Sitges
Spain