Musical Theatre* BA

Entry Requirements


Our curriculum reflects the nature of work within the theatre, which requires technical competence, artistry and creativity, and will encourage you to develop into an independent, reflective practitioner.

The course provides ‘triple threat’ specialist vocational training to nurture and develop the practical skills required for a career in musical theatre. You will focus on the three main skill areas of singing, acting and dance to develop technical competence, artistry and creativity that is underpinned by academic study.


Programme Structure:

The modules given below are the latest example of the curriculum available on this degree programme. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to change from time to time for reasons which include curriculum enhancement, staff changes, student numbers, improvements in technology, changes to placements or regulatory or external body requirements.

In Year 1 (Level 4), you will develop the skills to review, appreciate and interpret the underlying concepts and principles of musical theatre. You will study both solo and ensemble performance skills.

In Year 2 (Level 5), you will build on the skills acquired in Year 1, applying and developing your creative and technical skills. You will continue to be assessed in both practical and written work.

In Year 3 (Level 6), you will take a high degree of responsibility for the planning, direction and management of your own development as an independent artiste.


How will I be taught?

We intend for industry aware academics to be teaching on the course, with the aim of bringing their experience/s to the course and teaching methods.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways, including solo and ensemble performances, reflective journals, research essays, presentations and oral assessments.


You will be assessed in a variety of ways, including solo and ensemble performances, reflective journals, research essays, presentations and oral assessments.


Our course may prepare you for a wide range of jobs, including: dancer, choreographer, actor, theatre director, community arts worker, theatre stage manager, and entertainer.

The course is geared towards training you to work in a professional manner, so that the transition into the professional environment is as smooth as possible.

Entry Requirements

UCAS points

A minimum of 112 UCAS points from GCE A Levels or equivalent including one of the following  GCE A Levels Drama and theatre Studies, Performing Arts, Performance Studies


BTEC Extended Diploma/BTEC Diploma Performing Arts



International Baccalaureate

26 points including 5 in HL Theatre Arts


Access to HE Diploma (Drama), to include 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Merit


OCR National Extended/Diploma: Merit profile plus one of the GCE A level subjects listed above

Extra Information

It is beneficial but not necessary to have studied Drama or Performance at A level or equivalent. However, some level of dance experience or an aptitude to dance is essential and will be part of the audition process.

A Level General Studies accepted; Welsh Baccalaureate accepted alongside A Levels/BTEC/OCRs

Interview/Audition: Applicants will be invited to an audition and interview

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