Royal Academy of Music, University of London

Degree level: Postgraduate
UCAS Conservatoires
Awarded by: University of London

Master of Arts (Musical Theatre) (Taught)

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Course summary

The deadline for London auditions and video auditions for this programme is 1 NOVEMBER 2020. The intensive one-year MA programme trains postgraduate (or equivalent) students for a career in musical theatre. It provides a direct link into the profession by combining regular class work and one-to-one tuition with practical opportunities. Musical Theatre students have individual singing lessons, repertoire coaching and spoken word tutorials, as well as classes in voice and the spoken word, extended vocal techniques, dance, movement, acting, singing, improvisation, history of musical theatre, musicality, audition preparation and project work. They also take part in masterclasses and workshops with visiting professionals, the annual industry showcase, and in full end-of-year Musical Theatre productions accompanied by the Academy's orchestral ensembles. For information about the Musical Direction and Coaching specialism, you are welcome to contact the Musical Theatre office on [email protected]

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

  • Musical Theatre

Assessment method

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How to apply

This course is closed for the 2021 academic cycle. Please contact the provider or view the 2022 courses.

*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

At the Academy we pride ourselves on our diverse international community. Over 800 students study here every year, with around sixty different nationalities from all over the world. VIDEO AUDITIONS: the deadline to apply for these is 1 November 2020, and your video must be uploaded by 27 November 2020.

Entry requirements

Bachelor Degree with Honours, or APEL equivalent.

Additional entry requirements


Evidence of professional performing potential in your principal study

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5Minimum score of 5.5 in every section of the test for candidates who need a student visa.
PTE Academic51Minimum score of 51 in every section of the test for candidates who need a student visa.

Owing to the speed and intensity of the course it is essential that all students are fluent communicators in English. We will assess this as part of your audition. (As a guide, we suggest that IELTS 7.0 or equivalent in ‘speaking’ and ‘listening’ is needed.) We will accept TOEFL results if the IELTS and PTE Academic tests are unavailable in your country. TOEFL equivalent scores are listed on our website.

English Language requirements are published on our website.

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

LocationOn-time FeeLate Fee
Video Recording: Upload£100£100

Joint principal specialism assessment

LocationOn-time FeeLate Fee
LondonNot available at this location
Video Recording: UploadNot available at this location

Additional information

The application deadline is 1st November 2020, with a deadline of 27 November 2020 for uploading the video if you select Video Recording as your audition option. You can choose to audition live in London, or you can upload an initial video recording which may be followed up with a live streamed video audition.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are available on

Sponsorship information

Entrance Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit following your audition. There is no separate scholarship application process, and entrance scholarship awards are confirmed in candidates' offer details. You can find more details about financial support on

Master of Arts (Musical Theatre) at Royal Academy of Music, University of London - UCAS