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Liverpool John Moores University: Musical Theatre
|Institution||Liverpool John Moores University View institution profile|
|Department||Liverpool Screen School|
|Telephone||0151 231 5175|
The MA in Musical Theatre at LJMU has been designed for actors, directors, choreographers, MDs, composers, lyricists, librettists and teachers.
- Join a passionate community of musical theatre scholars and artists
Participate in an annual festival of performance and scholarship titled “Adventures In Musical Theatre”
Benefit from a highly flexible, student-centred curriculum and delivery structure, with an emphasis on learning through creative risk and play
Take advantage of opportunities to include current work-based activity or undertake a placement
Enjoy access to a wide network of local, regional, national and international partners
The MA Musical Theatre seeks to develop your mastery of musical theatre craft, alongside current, relevant critical enquiry and scholarship. The programme focuses on the question: “what constitutes excellence in musical theatre?”
At the heart of the programme's work is an exploration of craft in creative processes and a belief that rigorous critical enquiry and best creative practice are inextricably linked. It aims to champion new work and new ways of working, and celebrates the unique expressive opportunities and appeal of the musical.
With a unique ideology and appeal, the degree embraces not only the commercial musical theatre of Broadway and the West End but more experimental work, alongside other recognised forms such as cabaret, burlesque, melodrama, drag, and pantomime. The degree also provides a specific focus for the study of the British musical and its artists.
During your studies you will learn to apply knowledge and understanding with originality and creativity for the re-interpretation of received assumptions regarding musical theatre performance. You will also gain the confidence to work creatively, collaboratively and collectively with musical theatre makers who possess varying levels of experience and styles.
To develop your own creative practice as a musical theatre artist, you will learn how to effectively and appropriately employ a range of research methodologies and critical perspectives, including the ability to interrogate, evaluate and explore Musical Theatre ‘texts’ and processes. For students who wish to develop an entrepreneurial approach and set up their own theatre company, this MA will enable you to explore performance and event creation utilising organisational and managerial skills and industry knowledge.
|Level||RQF Level 7|
You will need:
a minimum 2:1 honours degree in a performing arts-related subject
a minimum three years professional training or significant musical theatre experience with demonstrable creative potential and critical thinking assessed through interview/audition and written submission
to demonstrate that you have sufficient knowledge to embark on and complete the programme so you should provide evidence of your learning capability, study opportunity and commitment
RPL is accepted on this programme
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Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.
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|Location||Liverpool John Moores University|
Student Recruitment and Admissions
|England||7250 GBP for Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||7250 GBP for Year 1|
|Scotland||7250 GBP for Year 1|
|Wales||7250 GBP for Year 1|
|International||15600 GBP for Year 1|
Founded in 1823, LJMU is ranked in the top 500 higher education institutions in the world* and attracts staff and students from over 100 countries. Our postgraduates are highly sought after by employers with over 96%** in work or further study six months after graduation.
LJMU is a leading research institution and 96% of the research submitted for the last Research Excellence Framework (REF) was considered of international quality or better.
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