Foundation Musical Theatre CertHE - 2023/4

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 4

Final award and programme/pathway title

CertHE Foundation Musical Theatre

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time URC45001 120 credits and 60 ECTS credits

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Dance, Drama and Performance

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Guildford School of Acting

Programme Leader

TEBBUTT Gerry (GSA)

Date of production/revision of spec

14/06/2024

Educational aims of the programme

  • Develop a broad range of performance skills relevant to the burgeoning Musical Theatre performer
  • Develop an understanding of key practitioners, cultural contexts, practices and theories
  • Receive guidance and preparation for the selection and delivery of monologues and song repertoire required for auditions onto professional performance programmes
  • Study audition technique
  • Access support and guidance for the submission of applications to conservatoires and higher education institutions
  • Enjoy practical workshops
  • Engage with dance classes, streamed with GSA BA and MA performance programmes based on ability and knowledge
  • Perform in a Performance Project of work within one of GSA's performance venues
  • To provide students with the requisite transferable skills and preparation to support further education/degree level study across a wide range of disciplines

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
To demonstrate and embody an effective application of skills in acting, voice, singing and dancing PT CertHE
To demonstrate and embody an understanding of key practitioners, cultural contexts, practices and theories KP CertHE
To analyse, evaluate and understand the performers own contribution to learning opportunities, rehearsals and performance projects KC CertHE
To demonstrate creativity and positive engagement with learning opportunities, rehearsals and performance projects CPT CertHE
To identify and understand the potential career development paths for the burgeoning performer KT CertHE

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Year 1 - FHEQ Level 4

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
MUT1025 FOUNDATION MUSICAL THEATRE Compulsory 120 Year-long

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
Study exchange (Level 5) N
Dual degree N

Other information

This validation converts an existing and successful non-credit bearing programme to a Level 4 Cert HE, enabling access to SFE funding for potential students and securing funding models for future cohorts, including overseas students who are not currently able to apply for this programme. It is distinct from our Level 4 on the BA (Hons) programme in that this is for Foundation Musical Theatre, rather than professional Musical Theatre, so the two programmes deliver different outcomes via a different ethos. Entry to this programme is subject to successful audition, IELTS and GCSE scores. There are no A Level or BTEC requirements.

Students who complete this Cert HE will not be eligible to transfer into Level 5 of the BA (Hons) Acting, Applied and Contemporary Theatre, Actor Musician, Theatre Production or Musical Theatre programme.
Students who complete this Cert HE will not be eligible to transfer into Level 4 of the BA (Hons) Acting, Applied and Contemporary Theatre, Actor Musician, Theatre Production or Musical Theatre programme without successfully completing the GSA audition process, applying via UCAS, and this is not guaranteed.


The focus of this vocational programme is to provide students with the requisite practical and theoretical skills to undertake training at a more advanced level. The programme employs inclusive approaches throughout, drawing upon a range of cultural perspectives and practices. Students will frequently engage with the virtual learning environment and other online resources, ensuring all graduates of the programme are instilled with the requisite digital capabilities to engage with further study at conservatoire level. Throughout the delivery of this programme, students will be encouraged to empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status.

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2023/4 academic year.