BA(Hons) Musical Theatre Prospectus Video – LASALLE College of the Arts

BA(Hons) Musical Theatre Prospectus Video – LASALLE College of the Arts


Our Musical Theatre programme is
very much based on the traditions of Western musical theatre practice. Musical Theatre continues to be
a relevant medium. We see its popularity in TV, film, stage…
It’s continuing to grow. The Musical Theatre programme is
an intense three-year training programme. Students undergo dance training,
looking at different dance styles. Singing-wise, they’re looking at the
different genre styles. Acting – they’re looking at the different approaches. So it’s a really robust training course. The lecturers are still in the industry, so it’s also very inspiring to see that they manage to balance nurturing
aspiring and emerging artists as well as still honing their craft. The musical theatre industry is really,
really competitive to begin with and, you know,
it’s a cutthroat world out there. But at LASALLE they prepare you for
that world in a safe environment so you get to make mistakes, you get to go through
these very intense classes, but then towards the end of your study,
you become a much stronger performer. I think the best thing is just to have a
professional actually teach you the actual reality
of what its gonna be like. It definitely closes that gap, that bridge, between being a student and working. I’ve always been insecure about
singing and dancing, but then coming into LASALLE, I’ve been shown the way of how to do that, and to focus on the how,
rather than what if I can’t do it. What’s unique about LASALLE’s art education is that they give a really good balance between allowing yourself to decide
what kind of performer you want to be and also at the same time pushing yourself
beyond your own comfort zones. I was given the opportunity to
work as an associate choreographer with a director from New York. The opportunity to work with
international professionals is one of the things that told me: yes, my decision to come to
LASALLE Musical Theatre was great. LASALLE also always invites industry
professionals to our graduation showcases and provides us with a lot of
opportunities to interact with them as artists and performers. The students that I’ve had the opportunity to work with are professionals. They’re really ready
to knuckle down and do a lot of work and they’re very excited about
the work that they’re doing. We’re seeing our graduates getting quickly picked up by different
entertainment companies. So we could easily find
some of our students on the stage doing Lion King here or The Wizard of Oz or Les Miserables. LASALLE has trained these graduates
to have the skills ready to take on any role. It’s one of those places where when you graduate, you know you’re given
the skills and the tools, to go out there and create magic.

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