The Musical Theatre programme is an intensive 1 year postgraduate programme which offers practical training that will equip participants in the ‘triple-threat’ disciplines of acting, singing, dancing. All of our teaching staff are theatre professionals that work in higher education as well as the industry.
UWTSD Cardiff offers a selection of postgraduate degrees that will provide the Students with a solid technique hand in hand with a broad understanding of the creative industries in Wales and beyond.
UWTSD Cardiff is a lively melting pot of the actors, singers and dancers of the future. The courses’ work ethic is based on personal development, respect and collaboration. This stems from the support the students receive from the committed and professional staff.
The Musical Theatre programme is an intensive 1-year postgraduate programme which offers practical training that will equip participants in the ‘triple-threat’ disciplines of acting, singing, dancing. All of our teaching staff are theatre professionals that work in higher education as well as the industry.
Three public performances with professional technical crew
Strong links with the industry in Wales and beyond
What you will learn
This course will develop the student’s skills as a musical theatre performer with an emphasis on:
1. Public Performances
Students are provided with the experience that corresponds to working on a number of professionally staged performances. They will rehearse and perform a number of roles under professional direction and production conditions. Students are expected to demonstrate a high degree of ability to work independently, with a director, and in collaboration with their peers.
Acting: Classes in Stanislavski, Meisner, Michael Checkov, acting through song, one-to-one monologue tutorials, text analysis.
3. Professional Development
Professional development will include an agent’s showcase and the preparation of a professional development portfolio. The portfolio will include evidence of research, reflective writing and a collection of materials compiled over the duration of the student’s studies, including a list of the activities and events that they have been involved in and a range of professional documents. It is developed in close consultation with a Personal Tutor and tailored to the specific professional requirements of each student. As a whole, the contents of the portfolio will be evidence of the student’s individual artistic profile and reflect on their ongoing development as a performer.
Advanced Acting 1
Advanced Vocal Training
Public Performances/events Students regularly have the opportunity to take part in performances/events throughout their degree, in which we can see growth and application of skills and knowledge.
Regular tutorials We hold formal and informal tutorials throughout the degree in which each student discusses their work with the module tutor or Programme Director. We look at practical development, conceptual growth and future intentions.
Presentations Presentations normally take place at the end of a module, exhibition or performance, in order to measure a student’s performance against assessment criteria.
Process workbooks Students will document their process and practical work in a workbook which demonstrates their learning and individual pathway.
Professional Development Portfolio The Professional Development Portfolio will include evidence of research, reflective writing and a collection of materials compiled over the duration of the student’s studies, including a list of the activities and events that they have been involved in and a range of professional documents.
Professional artists from the creative industries teach on our degree, who are experts in their field. They can offer not only detailed and thorough information, but also personal experience, and insight into the performance industry as it stands today.
Programme Director and Senior Lecturer: Eilir Owen Griffiths Theatre Lecturer: Elen Bowman Dance Lecturer: Tori Johns Tutor and Administrator: Dave Taylor
You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit our Bursaries and Scholarships section.