ICTheatre is a hub for creativity. Under the umbrella of one single BA (Hons) Degree, sit three NEW exciting pathways… Students will train in their own discipline, while working alongside and collaborating with others on different pathways. With the same high contact hours and small class sizes as our current degree, taught by industry professionals. We come together to share ideas and inspirations as we discover our own individual identities as performers.
This is training for a whole new generation of performers, ready to find work in the 21st Century and meet the demands of an industry that needs dancers, actors and singers who have the skill sets to suit its changing landscape.
The objective of this course is to meet the demands of the Industry in the 21st Century, an Industry which is constantly evolving, and which requires performers with the ability to be flexible and adapt to its shifting needs. The course also aims to enrich the student experience by offering both a rigorous training, as well as a level of optionality, allowing the student to shape their own creative identity…
Pathway: Hip-Hop and Commercial Dance Artistry:
This is an extraordinary pathway. The only one of its kind. There is so much work for the Hip-Hop and Commercial dancer. In theatre, on camera, across a range of multi-media platforms, for events, festivals, concerts. The list can go on. Your training will prepare you to perform in a number of contexts, with the skills and techniques required. But more than all this, this pathway takes you into the cultural and social heart of the art form.
It asks you to develop your own distinct identities as artists. It challenges you to strengthen your acting skills. It trains you in a range of mediums allowing you to be able to create your own work, promote yourselves, become an innovator. This is a unique pathway designed for unique performers.
The aim of this route is to equip graduates with the relevant skills to meet the increased demands of a diversifying and interconnected performing arts industry. Graduates will be proficient in a variety of Hip-Hop influenced disciplines, and will be knowledgeable of, and responsive to, the unique meeting point between cultural contexts and dance, spoken word, theatre, and vocal performance practices.
Furthermore, graduates will have a distinctive and highly contemporary sense of themselves in media focused arenas, able to not only produce innovative, eclectic and socially aware work but also to promote it. Hip- Hop artistry also focuses on entrepreneurship, creative identity and individuality.
Pathway: Contemporary Musical Theatre:
Musicals produced today make demands on performers like never before. Yes, you need the techniques that will equip you to perform at a high level as dancers and singers, but if you can also be proficient in aerial skills, puppetry,multi- media and camera work, you stand a better chance of being employed. If you are a strong actor, able to approach choreography, able to take initiative, understand contemporary scores, have a knowledge of music theory, you will stand a better chance of being employed.
If you can work in immersive theatre, applied theatre, site specific theatre, cabaret, you stand a better chance of being employed. If you are mentally resilient and focused you stand a better chance of being employed. This pathway equips you with the tools.
The aim of this route is to ensure that students are technically proficient in dance, acting and singing, equipping them to work at the level expected in the field of musical theatre. This route addresses both the traditions of the art form as well as encourages students to challenge convention.
Musical Theatre has developed over the years. Performers are expected to be able to adapt to a range of styles and challenges; graduates of this route will be confident that they can respond to the diverse demands of the industry secure in their knowledge and expertise. The Musical Theatre route will also focus on entrepreneurship, creative identity and individuality.
Pathway: Acting for the 21st Century:
Actor training is changing. You need voices that can communicate. You need bodies that can express. You need imaginations that can take you to different worlds and points of view. Of course you do. But you also need to be able to work in front of a camera, to be able to act for video games, do voice overs, work puppets, have aerial skills, be able to create, devise, innovate.
You need to understand how to work in immersive theatre, applied theatre, on site specific projects, create in a number of mediums and on a range of platforms. We want you to be ready to meet the exciting and diverse demands of the industry in the 21st Century.
The aim of this route is to equip graduates with the relevant skills for the industry today. Actors will be rigorously trained, vocally and physically, and will engage with clear and established acting methodologies providing them with the necessary tools and skillsets for a range of work. Areas that have been identified as being particularly relevant in current practice will be explored.
For example: immersive theatre, acting for video games, site specific work, acting for camera, applied theatre, circus skills and voice-over techniques. These will run alongside the more traditional actor training thereby ensuring that graduates leave fully proficient, but also with the ability to adapt to a variety of challenges. Acting for the 21st Century also focuses on entrepreneurship, creative identity and individuality.
If you have any further questions about applying for these pathways, please contact our admissions team at email@example.com