Musical Theatre audition

Studies starting in September 2018

 
The department welcomes applications from graduates, mature students and performers wishing to undertake an intensive course with the intention of re-focusing their careers.

All applications are made through UCAS Conservatoires, you can find a direct link on our Apply page www.ram.ac.uk/study/how-to-apply.

The application deadline is 1 November 2017 for studying Musical Theatre or Musical Direction and Coaching.

UCAS Conservatoires course code 704F (Master of Arts) is for either MA Musical Theatre or MA Musical Direction & Coaching, code 914F is for the Professional Diploma in Musical Direction & Coaching.

Musical Theatre candidates only need select ‘Musical Theatre’ as their Instrument – we do not ask for your voice-type at that stage of the application. If you are applying for a New York audition, please begin your Personal Statement with the words ‘New York Audition’.

Audition requirements

Musical Theatre Master of Arts audition requirements are as follows:

  • Three songs demonstrating different voice qualities.
  • One contemporary naturalistic speech or monologue (no more than two minutes). Please avoid poetical style, e.g. Stephen Berkoff or Samuel Beckett
  • Discussion with panel (at audition) OR short explanation of motivation to join the Programme (video)

Improvisation and text sight-reading may be included as part of your audition, and an accompanist is provided.

Musical Direction and Coaching Master of Arts or Professional Diploma audition requirements are available on request from the Musical Theatre department: mth@ram.ac.uk. Musical Direction candidates have to take a live audition, we regret we are unable to accept video applications.

Entrance requirements

 

Musical Theatre Department MA entrance requirements are as follows:

  • a high level of performance attainment as determined at audition
  • normally a Bachelor degree with honours. We can also accept an equivalent standard of performing ability and professional experience. Please see our entrance requirements page.
  • The English Language requirements detailed on our English Language web page

The Master of Arts is a postgraduate programme. We have an APEL procedure for applicants who have not completed the normal matriculation requirements but we should note that applicants coming straight from school are very unlikely to be able to meet the matriculation requirements even if they have had extensive performance experience at a high level. We will consider all applications but in the exceptional case that someone is accepted straight out of secondary school (which would only be possible with extensive professional performance experience) we will not be able to offer the MA degree but a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert). We would also consider offering the PGCert if your languge test result only reaches IELTS 5.5. The PGCert consists of the same practical experience without the MA frame, the the programme specifications are published on our programmes of study page.

Musical Direction and Coaching (MA, ProfDip): The minimum entrance requirements are:

  • a high level of performance attainment as determined at audition
  • for MA entry normally a Bachelor degree with honours, for Prof Dip entry normally a Masters degree. We can also accept an equivalent standard of performing ability and professional experience. Please see our entrance requirements page.
  • The English Language requirements detailed on our English Language web page

Professional Diploma: there are additional written requirements for Professional Diploma candidates, detailed on our Postgraduate Written Requirements page.

Video audition eligibility

If you are applying for the Musical Theatre MA, you live outside Europe, and you are unable to travel to London at the time of the auditions, the Academy will accept a video recording. Please complete a UCAS Conservatoires application by 1 November (selecting Recording as the audition method) and then contact admissions@ram.ac.uk for the video form, stating your UCAS Conservatoires number and confirming that you are applying for the Musical Theatre programme. The recording and video form should be uploaded into Decision Desk by the application deadline of 1st November, please see our Video page. Files uploaded after 1st November will be assessed at the discretion of the Head of Musical Theatre.

Next Event

Musical Theatre Open Evening free

23.10.2017 18:30, Various venues around the Academy

Your chance to to ask all of your questions to Head of Musical Theatre Daniel Bowling and his colleagues.

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