International Students

New York Auditions

We still have spaces available for our New York auditions which are taking place on 2 and 3 February 2018 at Pearl Studios. If you are interested in auditioning, please submit your application via UCAS Conservatoires.. When you apply for a New York audition, please begin your Personal Statement with the words ‘New York Audition’.

Auditions for the Academy’s MA in Musical Theatre (Performance) and for Musical Direction/Coaching will be held in New York on 2 and 3 February for entry in September 2018. 

Video audition eligibility

If you are applying for the Musical Theatre MA, you live outside Europe, and you are unable to travel to London or New York at the time of the auditions, the Academy will accept a video recording. Please complete a UCAS Conservatoires application by 1st November (selecting Recording as the audition method) and then contact 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.


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
  • Short, videoed explanation of motivation to join the Programme 


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