Musical Theatre ba (Hons)

Musical Theatre BA (Hons)

Undergraduate degree / 3 Years / Full-time

Develop the essential practical and creative skills and theoretical knowledge you'll need to become a self-motivated artist in the musical theatre industry.

Our goal is to help you graduate as an adept in a variety of genres, and also to prepare you for postgraduate study.

This rigorous Musical Theatre degree is designed to train you to become a versatile, imaginative, and employable performer - a "triple threat". Acting, singing, and dancing are delivered with equal weighting, and you'll gain the kinds of experience required to be an independent thinker, adaptable to the challenges of employment and freelancing.


What you will study on this course

You'll explore essential core skills through technical training in dance, movement, voice, singing, and acting, working as an individual and as a member of an ensemble. You'll also develop your academic writing skills in research, analysis, and critique.

Acting & Voice 1

Musical Theatre Singing 1

Personal and Professional Development

Ballet and Jazz Dance

Tap and Musical Theatre Dance

Musical Theatre History and Repertoire

Musical Theatre Dance Skills 1

Musical Theatre Dance Technique and History

In year two, you'll build on what you've already learned and move into interpretation, analysis, and performance, as a soloist and within an ensemble. You'll collaborate with industry professionals and peers in a range of workshops and performance opportunities, developing the technical understanding you'll need to kick-start your career in the musical theatre industry.

Acting & Voice 2

Musical Theatre Singing 2

Musical Theatre Dance Skills 2

Musical Theatre Performance Processes

Year three focuses on performance. You'll hone your skills and knowledge, and enhance your employability as a successful performer. Collaboration with industry specialists, combined with strategically selected projects and public performances, encourages professional working relationships and the entrepreneurial capability vital for future employment.

Musical Theatre Independent Study

The Professional Musical Theatre Performer

Professional Musical Theatre Projects

What you'll learn


You'll undertake practical modules in singing, acting, and voice training. From this technical base, you'll develop your creative processes by considering how to apply your techniques to an essential repertoire, in order to realise creative and musically intelligent interpretations of materials.

You'll also study dance technique and history, developing your theoretical and technical knowledge of a range of techniques within musical theatre. You'll explore how to break down text and scenes, create characters, and remain in the moment of action.

Performance is emphasised throughout, and you'll continue to enhance your technical and stage skills through a series of performances across a variety of genres. Our aim is that you'll graduate as a technically skilled professional, well-versed in collaboration and personal reflection. Collaborative projects require you to work at industry standard, and within professional recognised time frames.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment tasks could take the form of:

• Public performances
• In-class performances of devised or published work
• Oral presentations
• Critical reflection
• Working as part of an ensemble
• Individual and group research projects

How will I be taught?

You’ll be taught through a range of activities including lectures, workshops, seminars, skills classes, rehearsals, tutorials, theatre visits and theatre productions.

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Course Information

Tution fees

£9,250 (Per Year)

Even though TBA is dedicated to one of the cheapest full-time courses in the country, there are sources of funding available to help with the financial burden whilst training.

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Entry requirements

A minimum of CDD at A Level, or a BTEC Extended Diploma at MMP, or equivalent, preferably in a related area.

Applications from those studying two A Levels or alternative Level 3 qualifications will be considered on an alternative basis.

Applicants are also required to attend an audition.

Applicants should be aged 15 and over.

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This course is delivered in partnership with Bath Spa University

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