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A Bachelor of Arts (BA) is a degree rewarded to students who complete an undergraduate program that typically lasts four years. This type of degree can be focused on the sciences, liberal arts, or a mixture of the two. 

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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre

American College Dublin
Campus Part time 4 years September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The BFA major in musical theatre provides a comprehensive education in the practical and academic aspects of musical theatre. Each semester is based around development of skills and competencies in the central areas of musical theatre performance [+]

Best Bachelor of Arts Programs in Performing Arts in Ireland 2017. The BFA major in musical theatre provides a comprehensive education in the practical and academic aspects of musical theatre. 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 programme 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. Entry requirements The programme has one intake per year: September. Applicants should furnish evidence of graduation from high school (secondary school), with final-year subjects to include completion of English. A prospective student should submit an application for the course directly to the Admissions Office at American College Dublin. Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent). An interview and audition is required for entry to the BFA in Musical Theatre course. For the audition you must prepare one spoken monologue, one a capella singing piece, and one dance piece (if you wish to have a backing track for the dance, please bring a CD). Each piece should be no more than two minutes in length. Students should contact the Admissions Office at American College Dublin for details on the interview and audition process. Further education students The College accepts students from further education colleges to all of its courses. Students must have gained three distinctions in a cognate area of the programme that they wish to study. Students must have a full level 5 or level 6 award and this award may have been taken over a number of years. Students with a FETAC qualification can gain access to both American College Dublin and American College Delaware. Mature student application Mature applicants can apply directly to the Admissions office. An interview and audition is required for entry to the BFA in Musical Theatre course. For the audition you must prepare one spoken monologue, one a capella singing piece, and one dance piece (if you wish to have a backing track for the dance, please bring a CD). Each piece should be no more than two minutes in length. Mature applicants should contact the Admissions Office at American College Dublin for details on the interview and audition process. Other EU applications Every student who has taken examinations in an EU member state is expected to have completed English in his or her final year. The only exception to this is students who have completed the A-Levels. These students must have taken mathematics and English for their O-Levels. For overseas students Skype auditions can be arranged. More information is available in the Admissions menu or by contacting the Admissions Office, Tel: +353 1 6768939; Email: admissions@iamu.edu Career Skills 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: Communication Writing skills Creativity 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 Theatre Arts and event management Local and community broadcasting Teaching Research Cultural and business vocations The programme also serves as preparation for students to participate in a variety of postgraduate programmes such as the MFA in Creative Writing and MB in International Business. [-]