Each semester is based around development of skills and competencies in the central areas of musical theatre performance: acting and voce, dance and singing.
The degree offers a broad and holistic approach to the musical theatre, one that not only concentrates on performance from a participatory perspective (that is to say, on being a performer), but also prepares the student for the wide and exciting range of careers available in the performing arts industry. While musical theatre performance remains a central aspect of the program, students are also prepared for the vast array of work that supports and produces performance, such as directing and staging, creating written material for performance, production, management, marketing and funding of the performing arts.
The Musical Theatre program at American College Dublin concentrates on live musical theatrical performance (with elements of recording used for diagnostic and development purposes), but at the same time a graduate is prepared for further study in the cognate specialisms in the performing arts, as well as for direct entry into a professional career. This is because the degree produces a wide spectrum of transferable skills such as effective presentational technique, expertise in using the voice and the body as communicative instruments, interpretational and compositional competency with written texts, management, marketing and fundraising abilities, and organizational skills.
These are applicable not only in the context of the many career paths within performing arts, but also in a wide variety of social, cultural and business vocations.
Along with academic knowledge that students receive throughout the duration of their chosen subject, students will also acquire and develop transferable career skills from their degree discipline. These skills along with potential career paths are provided below to give you a well-rounded view of what the course has to offer.
These skills include:
- Writing skills
- Effective presentation techniques
- Management, marketing and fundraising abilities
- Interpretational and compositional competency with written texts
- Organisational skills
- Research skills
- Time management
The BFA in Musical Theatre is designed to prepare students for a number of future careers in following:
- Musical theatre
- Arts and event management
- Local and community broadcasting
- Cultural and business vocations
The programme also serves as preparation for students to matriculate onto the third year of ACD’s BFA in Musical Theatre or Performing Arts, or onto other baccalaureate programmes in the performing or liberal arts and related areas.
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- Academic communication
- Introduction to management
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , EEA/EU
There is a late application procedure until 1 May. Students are advised to apply well in advance of the deadlines.
DisciplinesMusic Theatre & Dance View 19 other Bachelors in Theatre & Dance in Ireland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Applicants should furnish evidence of graduation from high school (secondary school), with final-year subjects to include completion of English.
- Applicants are required to have graduated from high school at a standard that satisfies the institution that they have a strong likelihood of being able to complete the program of study for which they have applied.
- Applicants still in high school must provide evidence from high school transcripts and / or report cards that suggest a likelihood to graduate from high school; conditional acceptance is granted pending the completion of the applicant’s senior high school year.
International9000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9000 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA6000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6000 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Dublin
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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