Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Degree level: Postgraduate
UCAS Conservatoires

MA Musical Theatre (Choreography) (Taught)

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Course summary

The MA Musical Theatre (Choreography) degree offers high-level vocational training and choreographic opportunities for students. The programme requires a related degree and/or related choreographic experience and blends project-based learning experiences with focused skills classes in dance, choreographic practices, dance pedagogy, music, performer anatomy and integrated practice. This is the first degree in the UK to offer focused training and experience in choreographing for Musical Theatre and students will engage with an intensive programme designed to develop and refine skills while broadening stylistic range to develop versatility as a choreographer. You will work alongside MA students in Performance and Musical Direction and collaborate with staff and industry professionals on productions across the Conservatoire. This choreography degree offers the rare opportunity to work in a proto professional environment as part of a creative team to synthesise all technical, creative and professional skills in the realisation of a full Musical Theatre production at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Course details

Principal study options

During the application and audition process, you must select which instrument(s) you wish to specialise in for the duration of your course. On this course, you can choose from the following options:

Single specialism

Only one instrument is studied. It may be possible to study a further instrument formatively, but this will not contribute towards the qualification.


For all courses, you must select at least one specialism from the 'primary' list. For those studying primary/secondary pathways, two instruments may be selected – one from the 'primary' list and one from the 'secondary' list. Joint pathway students may select any two instruments from either list.

Primary instrument/specialism

  • Dance


Skills classes in choreography, movement direction and staging, dance technique, partnering, physical theatre and devised movement. Students will be mentored through a series of choreographic projects, which may include New Musical Development, Book Musicals, Contemporary Musicals, Actor-Musicianship projects, Big Band Concerts and Edinburgh Fringe productions. Choreographic/Movement Direction placements within other Dance & Drama programmes across the Conservatoire will also be supported.

How to apply

*If you are an international applicant, or you are applying for a postgraduate course, or are choosing certain assessment locations, the 'on time' deadline may be later in the year - please contact the conservatoire directly.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Currently around 20% of our students come from outside the UK. Between them they represent over 60 different nationalities and add a rich multicultural diversity to the Conservatoire.

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally expected to hold an appropriate undergraduate degree, or its overseas equivalent, in a subject area relevant to the demands of the programme.

Additional entry requirements


Please refer to our Guide for Applicants for what to prepare for audition -

Assessment locations

In the event of a successful assessment, applicants may be invited for a further interview prior to being made an offer.

Remote assessment recordings may be accepted in the event that you cannot attend an assessment in person.

Single specialism assessment

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Joint principal specialism assessment

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £14316* Whole course
Republic of Ireland £14316* Whole course
England £14316* Whole course
Scotland £14316* Whole course
Wales £14316* Whole course
Northern Ireland £14316* Whole course
EU £22476* Whole course
International £22476* Whole course

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

For more information on fees and funding, please see our website -

Sponsorship information

The Royal Conservatoire is able to offer a number of entrance scholarships which are awarded as part of the audition/selection process on the basis of merit and financial need. Please see our website for more information -

MA Musical Theatre (Choreography) at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland - UCAS