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Course summary

Gain the specialist skills you’ll need for a career in Musical Theatre Performance, the creative industries or further study, with a specialist focus on vocal technique and development. This course aims to produce imaginative, intelligent and employable practitioners able to demonstrate creativity through their discipline and beyond. The modules provide an extensive curriculum with strong vocational elements and a contemporary outlook, incorporating technological skills for both practical and artistic purposes. Students will focus on three main areas of study within the discipline of musical theatre: singing, acting and dance, with singing and vocal technique underpinning acting and dance. Practical skills development is continually underpinned by a theoretical understanding of genres along with key cognitive skills, which ensure that students are thoroughly prepared for the challenges of the ever-changing workplace. The curriculum reflects the nature of work within the creative industries, which requires technical competence, artistry and creativity. The Hammond is one of the leading providers of performing arts in the North West and has outstanding facilities and resources, including dance and drama studios, a music suite with recording studio, practice rooms and a 420-seat theatre. The Hammond is highly respected throughout the world, bringing together extremely talented students in singing, acting and dance. This degree offers students the opportunity to develop outside of course sessions through extracurricular dance, fitness and vocal classes, as well as providing bookable studio space for independent study. You will gain a wealth of experience through studio-based practical classes, workshops, theatre trips, rehearsals and independent work on projects.


For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University of Chester's Website.

Assessment method

You will be assessed in a variety of ways, including: performance work in singing, acting and dance; studio and theatre performances; submission of essays and reflective journals; presentations; and oral assessments.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please note that the Welsh Baccalaureate and General Studies A Level will be recognised in our offer. We will also consider a combination of A Levels and BTECs/OCRs. Audition will be part of the selection process. It is beneficial but not necessary to have studied Drama or Performance at A Level or equivalent. However, some level of dance is essential and will be part of the audition process.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The University may increase these fees at the start of each subsequent year of your course in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index. These fee levels and increases are subject to any necessary government, and other regulatory, approvals.
Musical Theatre Performance at University of Chester - UCAS