International Applicants

'The Academy has the prestige and the connections to the industry that I wanted and needed to help grow my career…I have loved every minute of it.’ Paige Smallwood (pictured), New York, 2018 graduate.

Our courses

London's Royal Academy of Music offers one of the most dynamic musical theatre programmes in the world. 

The intensive one-year postgraduate course in either Performance or Musical Direction and Coaching will prepare you for a career in Musical Theatre by combining daily class work and one-to-one tuition with numerous opportunities to work with industry experts. Our Musical Theatre Department functions as a theatre company where you can build and hone your skills.

For a full description of our specialised training programme, view our 2019-20 guide to Musical Theatre.

Applications and Auditions

Applications for our December auditions in London are now closed. We will announce further London auditions towards the end of January.

If you wish to audition in New York, applications are still open and auditions will take place across the final weekend in January 2019. The application deadline is January 7 2019.

To find out more about entry requirements and auditions visit our Auditions page. For additional information visit how to apply.

We also accept video auditions for applicants who live outside Europe and are unable to travel to London or New York.

Why The Royal Academy of Music?

'The Academy MT course is a stellar example of British conservatoire training at its best…If you are ready to say goodbye to fear, throw yourself into the deep end and catalyse a career in the musical theatre industry, then it's perfect for you'
Henry Arber Boyd, Los Angeles (2018 graduate)

Why London?

Advice for international students

For detailed help and advice on accommodation, immigration and finances and more, visit our International Students page. 

Feature image: Paige Smallwood in Sweet Smell of Success (2018). Credit: Marc Brenner.