Musical Theatre

The Academy’s intensive one-year postgraduate course prepares you for a career in professional Musical Theatre. It is a specialist training programme for those who are ready to build on and hone their skills. 

View our 2019-20 guide to Musical Theatre

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Our teachers prepare you for the demands of the industry through rigorous conservatoire training, while also providing you with an understanding of the profession. We provide a direct link into the industry by combining daily class work and one-to-one tuition with numerous opportunities to perform for industry experts.

The Academy offers Principal Study in two areas of Musical Theatre:

MA (Master of Arts) in Performance (Musical Theatre)
MA (Master of Arts) or Professional Diploma (ProfDip) in Musical Direction and Coaching

MA in Performance (Musical Theatre)

Our programme functions as a theatre company, led and directed by experts in the industry of Musical Theatre. Our weekly schedule is packed with classes, with the working day typically running from 9am to 7pm, Monday to Friday, sometimes including weekend work as well. If you are interested in applying, please see the Musical Theatre Programme page for further details including information on auditions and course requirements.

MA or ProfDip in Musical Direction and Coaching

This programme is structured according to your individual needs and experience, and operates in tandem with the Musical Theatre programme. If you are interested in applying, please see the Musical Direction Programme page for further details.

Professors and Directors

Our singing, acting and dance staff are dedicated teachers and active performers with professional careers of all kinds. Collectively, they have a wide range of industry knowledge and insight into all aspects of professional Musical Theatre. Guest directors and performers supplement the Academy’s own team and come in frequently to work with students.

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Contact

Katie Blumenblatt, Musical Theatre Company Manager
Telephone 020 7873 7483 / Email mth@ram.ac.uk

Daniel Bowling

Head of Musical Theatre: Daniel Bowling

Sought-after music supervisor, conductor and music director as well as author and vocal coach

Worked with Disney, Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber

Supervised or directed the music for some of the industry’s most iconic shows including Les Mis, Mary Poppins, Phantom, Miss Saigon and Cats

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