• Study mode: Full Time
  • Location: Amersham & Wycombe College
  • Duration: One Years
  • Start Date: September 2019

Course Overview

The course has been created for aspiring musical theatre actors who have completed a Foundation Degree in a related subject, to provide sound and practical performance training that integrates strong academic and theoretical approaches to work as the course progresses.

What will this course cover?
The course includes acting and voice studies, dance and movement studies, introduction to critical theory, outreach theatre, the modern musical, music theatre (international), dance theatre, professional practice and the Broadway musical. Facilities include a 100-seat theatre, a smaller drama studio, and a large drama/dance studio, two smaller dance studios, a lecture room, and a black box drama studio. All rooms have pianos and audiovisual equipment and you can book time for private rehearsal and practice offsite as required, as well as taking full advantage of the facilities at Amersham.

Course Details


What are the course entry requirements?


  • demonstrable ability in acting and singing assessed through audition
  • MERIT at completion of a two year Level 5 qualification (Foundation Degree or HND)
  • Maths and English GCSE grade C or above
  • demonstration of critical thinking assessed through interview.


  • demonstrate ability in dance assessed through audition.

All applicants are auditioned in the ‘triple threat’ of singing, dance and acting.

For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.

Course Modules

Module Map

This module map provides a list of the modules that make up your course.

Each module is worth a specified number of credits (typically either 15 or 30 credits for undergraduate courses). Compulsory (or ‘core’) modules cover key subject knowledge, while ‘option’ modules enable you to develop your own interests. For a full-time course you must take modules worth a total of 120 credits at each level of the course. The number of option modules you can take depends on the number of compulsory modules at each level. You can find more information about how your course is structured via the Academic Advice pages.

Our teaching is informed by research and employer requirements, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the subject area. In addition, where we have insufficient numbers of students interested in an option module, this may not be offered. If an option module does not run, we will advise you as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

The modules available on this course are as follows:

Year 1 Modules

  • Contextual Dissertation Project (optional)
  • Practical Dissertation Project (optional)
  • Professional Preparation
  • The Boundary-Breaking Musical
  • The Classical Musical


How much does it cost

Please note that these fees are for 2018-19 entry.

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.

You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Questions about fees?

Contact our Enquiries Team:
0330 123 2023

How do I apply?

For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applynow


What are my career prospects

We can help you find employment after graduation. Have a look at our Careers and Employment pages to find out more.

The Big Deal

At Bucks, we believe in putting our students first. That’s why our Students’ Union have developed our exclusive ‘Big Deal’ package. We’re the only university in the UK to offer free access to such a diverse and exciting range of activities – all to enrich the university experience.

We offer FREE events and entertainment, additional skills workshops, sports, recreational activities, societies and paid student rep schemes. All at one of the top 10 Students’ Unions in the UK.  It’s a big deal!

Want to find out more? Visit our Students’ Union page or watch our video.

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