University Of Chichester Musical Theatre Triple Threat
Our BA (Hons) Musical Theatre (Triple Threat) has gained national recognition for excellence and for its unique offer to students in their third year to present fully-scaled productions with professional production teams within either a regional tour, major arts festivals or the opportunity to create and perform new immersive Musical Theatre commissions. The course at Chichester is the regional option to the London conservatoires. Competition is stiff, but the rewards are excellent.
One of the country’s leading and courses with strong industry links. Students can also audition for top-up entry into the third year through audition and a sufficient number of credits (240 as a guidance).
The course is also unique in offering technical and producing routes to support students who develop the interest and have the capability to gain successful careers in stage management including sound, lighting and costume and arts management and producing.
All students receive training in every aspect of Musical Theatre hence in acting, singing and dance and the focus is on developing technique and strength in all these areas equally. In the first year there is an end of year showcase presentation assessment and an informal audition in order to be placed into one of two companies in the second year of study. This leads up to public performances in The Alexandra Theatre, Bognor Regis.
In the second year all students continue to have regular access to classes in acting, singing and dance and are also offered additional specialised modules in Stage Management/Technical Theatre and Arts Management/Producing.
At the end of the second year of study students are placed into one of three companies by audition: Musical Theatre Tour, Musical Theatre Commission or Musical Theatre Festival.
This class develops the students acting effectiveness within a performing group, under the direction of specialist acting tutors. Classes support the development of confidence in ensemble performance, how to sustain energy through text and how to interpret and analyise the narrative whether spoken or sung, to give an honest and meaningful performance. Training includes performance techniques in a variety of acting contexts including immersive theatre, narrative analysis, dialect coaching, vocal projection, improvisation, script work, acting for screen, Shakespeare, metre and audition technique.