ABOUT THE BA DEGREE
The ICMT is proud to offer a BA Degree option to students studying at any of our locations (London, New York, Rome, or Belfast). Upon completion of our 2-year program or our 1-year program (with prior professional performance experience), you will automatically be accepted onto an 18-month, part-time program which will allow you to obtain your degree. The degree is awarded by Middlesex University, London, and the best part is that you will study via distance learning so you can complete your degree from anywhere in the world and work while you do it.
MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY, LONDON
Middlesex University has been providing outstanding teaching for over 130 years, and in 2017 it was awarded for its exemplary services to ‘teaching, learning and outcomes’.
With campuses worldwide, Middlesex has a reputation for working with leading and like-minded educational institutions across the globe to deliver outstanding teaching and learning. The University offers ICMT students a degree option called the BA in Professional Practice, Arts and Creative Industries (Musical Theatre).
The ICMT only trains those who want a performance career. So, all of our contact hours are in practical training (singing, dancing and acting) with limited written work. Our mission is to create professional performers whilst giving them the flexibility to complete a degree. Graduates of the ICMT will be fast-tracked onto the degree program.
At ICMT, we understand that performers need to learn their craft in a studio rather than a classroom. This unique opportunity is the perfect fit for those who want to focus on their practical skills and talent, and who are intent on working towards a career on stage.
We’re proud to deliver world-class musical theatre training taught by current industry professionals. We connect you to the industry whilst you train because your teachers are the industry.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Professional Practice, Arts and Creative Industries (Musical Theatre) BA Honours.
You can apply by using an online portal on the Middlesex University website. You will be required to upload a certificate of completion or a letter confirming your attendance to the ICMT.
No, graduates can start the course at a time that is convenient for them. The BA course has two start dates, one in February and another in September.
Students must have completed our two-year musical theatre course, or our one-year musical theatre course.
Those who graduate from our one-year musical theatre course will also need some prior performance experience before being accepted onto the BA course.
The BA course is 18 months, delivered on a part-time basis.
The course is delivered entirely through distance learning, which means students can complete their studies from anywhere in the world and can continue to work as a musical theatre performer at the same time.
This course is delivered using campus sessions and online social networking tools, with individual academic advisers provided for students on the course. Students will be expected to have regular access to the web and email for the distance-learning elements of the course.
The content of the course is mainly based on the exploration and understanding of professional practice with the introduction of relevant knowledge and skills to facilitate professional inquiry. Current practice-based experience is essential, and all applicants are expected to show that they will be engaged in practice either full time, part-time, paid or voluntary, or through professional engagements.
Students will be assigned tasks that involve creating blogs and wikis, reflective reports, written reports, audio-visual resources, professional artefacts, inquiry projects, and oral presentations. Students will engage in reflection upon their practice and be expected to communicate with other students and other professionals about their studies, work and ideas. The focus is on the establishing practice of the student rather than content ‘owned’ or ‘held’ by the University. The course introduces higher education capabilities and skills and develops professional practice. This builds in complexity, leading to a major project based upon and designed to benefit professional practice.
UK/EU students – £9,250
International students – £13,400
*These fees are in addition to the ICMT course fees.
UK and EU students can apply for a non-income assessed tuition fee loan to cover their tuition fees from Student Finance England.
International students will need to support themselves financially as there are no UK Government-backed loans and grants available. However, international students can often obtain funding through the government of their own countries.
* Note – students are not eligible for a student loan whilst studying on any of the ICMT courses.