Master of Arts in Performance (Musical Theatre)
Contemporary musical theatre demands versatile performers of a high musical and vocal standard, with strong dramatic and verbal ability, together with dance and movement skills. The Academy’s intensive one-year programme trains postgraduate (or equivalent) students for a career in musical theatre. It provides a direct link into the profession by combining regular class work and one-to-one tuition with practical opportunities.

Students have individual singing lessons, repertoire coaching and spoken word tutorials, as well as classes in voice and the spoken word, extended vocal techniques, dance (including jazz and tap), movement, acting, singing, improvisation, history of musical theatre, musicality, audition preparation and project work. Students also take part in masterclasses and workshops with visiting professionals, and in internal competitions.

See the Musical Theatre company in action: pictures on Pinterest

Musical Theatre started at the Academy in 1994 under the leadership of Mary Hammond and Karen Rabinowitz.
Find out what our recent graduates think of the course (external link to CastingCallPro)

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Musical Direction & Coaching Postgraduate Diploma
This programme is structured according to individual needs and experience, and operates in tandem with the Musical Theatre programme. If you would like to apply, please contact us to discuss the details. 

2015 Prospectus

Please download our PDF Prospectus or view the Prospectus online for further information on our Musical Theatre programme.

 ‘A highly acclaimed diploma course in musical theatre... a real alternative to three-year course in an accredited drama school’ The Stage, August 2013

Department Staff

Björn Dobbelaere
Head of Musical Theatre

Contact Details

Stephen Minay
Company Co-ordinator
Telephone: 020 7873 7483