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Musical Theatre

Goldsmiths, University of London

M.A.
12 months
Duration
18900 GBP/year
8640 GBP/year
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About

This unique Musical Theatre programme, offered by Goldsmiths, University of London, will enhance your critical understanding of the musical theatre as a popular entertainment genre.

Overview

It will help you to sharpen your practical skills as a creative artist. On a practical level, it will assist you in working as a freelance writer, composer or producer of musical theatre.

The Musical Theatre programme, offered by Goldsmiths, University of London, focuses on the dramaturgy of the musical as a key factor in the future development of the genre.

Expert professionals are regularly employed as visiting tutors, to maintain direct links with the industry.

You follow one of the two pathways as either:

  • producer
  • writer or composer

You undertake an analytic case study of a musical or production, a placement project and dissertation (producers), and a creative project involving either book and lyrics or music for a short original musical (writers and composers). Producers share some classes with students on the MA Arts Administration and Cultural Policy.

Skills

You will develop a critical understanding of the collaborative processes involved in the creation of musical theatre in the UK and USA.

Composers and librettists/lyricists will achieve an enhanced ability to engage with the integration of dramaturgical and musical components of musical theatre writing, and a comprehension of the various factors involved in working within the industry.

Producers will acquire an overall perspective on the industrial and organisational factors involved in musical theatre production, including methods of theatre marketing, systems of arts funding and policy, and a working knowledge of the strategies involved in producing a small-scale musical.

Producers will also develop skills of leadership and teamwork and the ability to develop and critique their own approaches to working in musical theatre production.

Careers

Typical careers for graduates of this MA include:

  • musical theatre composer
  • librettist
  • lyricis
  • tproduce
  • marketing manager
  • production assistant

Programme Structure

You undertake an analytic case study of a musical or production, a placement project and dissertation (producers), and a creative project involving either book and lyrics or music for a short original musical (writers and composers). 

You elect to follow one of two pathways on the programme – Producers, or Writers and Composers. In each case, the programme involves five separate modules:

  • Genre study 
  • Case study 
  • Shared complementary/contextual module 1 – autumn term.
  • Shared complementary/contextual module 2, - ‘Musical Theatre and Society’
  • Creative project/dissertation 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Apply early to avoid disappointment
  • Late applications will only be considered if there are spaces available.

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in a relevant/related subject. 
  • You might also be considered for some programmes if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8640 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8640 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • Home/EU - part-time: £4320

Funding

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