You’ll combine acting, singing and dance while working with high-profile directors and choreographers to become a graduate who can confidently step into this competitive industry. You’ll explore musical theatre performance history and cultural contexts, with opportunities to devise, script and compose your own projects. **Why choose University of Cumbria** With 75% practical studio classes taught by staff with years of professional musical theatre experience, we’ll give you a solid basis to excel and express yourself freely with technique and confidence. And, you’ll do it alongside visiting industry professionals – such as award-winning and international artists Graeme Danby and Valerie Reid. - Work with top musical directors and choreographers, who regularly work in the West End and on films - Taught by academic tutors with practical performing backgrounds - Our great industry connections provide you with employment prospects - Develop your acting and singing talents to a professional standard - Small class sizes mean we can concentrate on individuals; our aim is to help you flourish - Develop confident audition techniques - boosting your chances of a securing a role - Host your performances in our campus-based Stanwix Theatre - We’re the educational partner for Theatre By The Lake, Keswick, so you get breadth of stage experience to enhance your performance skills - Enable you to succeed as a self-employed artist armed with sound business knowledge - Opportunity to work on musicals, cabarets and solo projects and also in the graduate showcases in Manchester and London's West End You’ll be within 20 minutes of Scotland in one direction and the stunning Lake District National Park – now a UNESCO World Heritage site - in the other. Add to that nearby to the spectacular North West coastline and you’ll never be stuck for something to do outside of your studies. Our graduates leave with high levels of professional knowledge and skills. And, thanks to the industry links made on the course, many have been successful in securing a job in musical theatre. So, join them by studying this course on a dedicated and creative arts campus where your passion for performance will be empowered.