CR130 Course Location: CIT Cork School of Music, Union Quay, Cork (Directions).
This four-year programme leads to the award of a Bachlor of Arts (Honours) in Musical Theatre.
Musical Theatre is the theatrical genre where song and music is an integral part of the content, along with drama and, usually, dance. Performers are skilled at all three and must possess a quantum of individual talent.
This is an intensively hands-on course, aimed at talented students who already have a basic level of skill in the three ‘triple-threat’ areas: singing, dancing and acting. The course combines personal skills training with group and teamwork, expressed through annual public performances in professional theatres. As well as working with highly qualified core staff, the students will meet professionals from all musical theatre fields, following up-to-the-minute trends and making contacts and networks for life.
Complementary electives such as, lighting design, sound design, scriptwriting, music technology, drama and music therapy can lead to alternative career pathways and a portfolio career.
- Capstone Module – In additional to the final year musical production, each student can elect to do a solo performance module for double credit, expressing a particular talent and level of skill in a core subject.
- Work Placement – In third year, each student spends 100 hours working in an appropriate theatrical environment to get a taste of the specific work context they will be entering.
Are there any other special requirements?
Yes, there are Early Application Procedures. This is a Restricted Access Course and all applicants must sit the CSM’s Honours Musical Theatre Course Assessment Test. The provisional date for the Assessment Test is 23rd - 25th April, 2020.
When I graduate from this Degree, what necessary steps do I need to take to be qualified to teach?
This degree is not aimed at teacher training but may provide a gateway to postgraduate teacher training qualifications
Can I avail of the Erasmus programme?
What elective modules are available?
Music Technology, Design, Directing, Scriptwriting, Acting in the Media, Dramatherapy, and more! Please click on the Modules tab above for detailed information about all the modules.
Do I need to be able to read music?
It would be helpful but is not essential.
Is there a late application facility?
CIT CSM recommends that Special Category Applicants apply by 1st February, however applications will be accepted up to 1st May.
Are sample assessment papers available?
The assessments are all practical, no written work is required.
Can I defer the results of my Assessment Test from one year to the next?
No. Candidates are not allowed to defer the results of the Assessment Test.