Musical Theatre auditions

We will be holding live auditions in London in December and New York at the beginning of 2019 for September 2019 entry

Entrance requirements

Musical Theatre Department MA:

  • 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 are 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 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 we will not be able to offer the MA degree but a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert). The PGCert consists of the same practical experience without the MA frame, the programme specifications are published on our programmes of study page.

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

Select Master of Arts (Musical Theatre) to apply for either the MA in Musical Theatre or the MA in Musical Direction & Coaching, the UCAS course code is 704F (Master of Arts) and you choose your specialism after selecting the course. 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. 

The Professional Diploma in Musical Direction & Coaching is available for candidates who have already completed a Masters degree, the UCAS course code is 914F.

The application deadline is 1 November 2018 for studying Musical Theatre or Musical Direction and Coaching.

More information about the Musical Direction and Coaching principal study is on this web page, and the entrance requirements for the Professional Diploma are on our Post-Masters Diplomas page.

Audition requirements

Musical Theatre Master of Arts audition requirements are as follows:

  • Three songs demonstrating different voice qualities. Live accompaniment only, no backing tracks please for either a live audition or video application.
  • 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 audition requirements are available on this web page.

Next Event

Musical Theatre Masterclass with Mary Hammond

25.10.2018 6:30pm, Angela Burgess Recital Hall

Students from the Musical Theatre Company work with Mary Hammond on a selection of musical theatre repertoire


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