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Apply for BA in Musical Theatre using code CR130

 

STUDY MUSICAL THEATRE AT IRELAND'S BIGGEST CONSERVATORY

All qualified UK & EU applicants welcome and will enjoy EU fees of approx €3000 per annum

apply to www.cao.ie

U.S. and non-eu applicants also very welcome and will pay tuition fees of approx €12,000 per annum

apply to https://international.cit.ie


further information - contact bamt.csm@cit.ie OR phone +353 21 4807310

COURSE INFORMATION

This is a specialist degree course aimed at 'triple-threat' performers - in other words centred on the three disciplines:

Singing

Dancing

Acting

You will receive an intensive training in all three throughout your studies. Individual singing training, in both legitimate and contemporary styles, is supplemented by vocal ensemble (chorus) and musical theatre ensemble (staged scenes). You will attend music theory classes and musical theatre history and context lectures.  Dance is a vital component and your core studies in tap, ballet and contemporary are supplemented with workshops by superb visiting professionals such as Alex Blake and Brian Murray, acting, drama and spoken voice is the third core skill.  An introductory CIT module in semester one is followed in semester two by the first of our extensive theatre technology modules - sound, lighting and various computer-based production tools add to your general theatrical skillset. All of our students take the STAGEPASS training course which allows them to intern and get casual work in professional theatres.  All students are encouraged to become physically fit and sculpted for the stage and we have a partner gym around the corner used by all. This full-time and demanding schedule of study and practice comes to a focus in a public production in each year. This May our first class cap their year's work with The Addams Family at the Everyman Palace Theatre in Cork!

 

Our superb full-time course team are highly qualified academics and professional performers with international careers, take some time to read their resumés.
Deirdre Collins - Course Co-ordinator, David Hayes - Ensemble Lecturer, Aine Whelan, Mary Hegarty, and Kelley Petcu - singing lecturers, Aisling Byrne-Gaughan - Dance Lecturer, Irene O'Mara - Acting Lecturer, Ann Barry - CIT Module Lecturer, Kieran Prendergast - Theatre Technology Lecturer, Maria Mulcahy - Musicianship Lecturer, Tom Doyle - repetiteur
Head of Department and Course Director is John O'Connor

Elective Studies

In addition to your core studies, from second year onward, and particularly in 3rd and 4th year, you have access to a wide menu of elective studies from our four performing arts degrees on campus. These include things like, instrumental studies, costume or set design, music technology, music or dramatherapy, directing, scriptwriting, arranging, songwriting etc. visit our other degree courses for information. COURSES

Professional Visits

Central to our course philosophy is to have contact with and workshop experience with as wide a variety of professional practitioners as possible. Already, in our first year we have had splendid visits from:
Killian Donnelly, David Shannon, Alison Arnopp, Jacinta Whyte, Alex Blake and Brian Murray - all first-class superstars of the West-End and Broadway and wonderfully inspiring teachers. 

 

 

Complete documentation of course outcomes, schedules and detailed module content available at

https://courses.cit.ie/index.cfm/page/course/courseId/1841

This is a restricted access course and the Leaving Certificate requirement is, at least,  six subjects i.e. H5 in two subjects, and O6/H7 in four other subjects. One of the subjects must be English or Irish.

Note 1: There is no specific Mathematics requirement. Grade F2 or higher in Foundation Level Mathematics is recognised as one of the subjects for entry.

Note 2: This is a Restricted Access Course and all applicants must attend an assessment as notified

Note 3: In addition to the Irish Leaving Cert, academic qualification can be reckoned from UK A-Levels and similar European and International examinations.  Those holding relevant FETAC level 5/6 qualifications can also be considered - as can mature candidates 23 or older.

 

ASSESSMENTS

Places on the course are allocated according to rank achieved as a result of the following assessment procedure.

The assessment comprises: A one-hour workshop involving dance and drama improvisation - no specific preparation required for either; and an individual audition where you will sing two contrasting musical theatre songs, perform a dramatic monologue of your own choice from a published work, and undergo a brief interview.

This linked document details the assessment day BAMT Assessment

 

Overseas applicants should email bamt.csm@cit.ie for special audition arrangements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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