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 application deadline for this course is 1 NOVEMBER 2021. 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.

Instrument/specialisms

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

Please see the information on https://www.ram.ac.uk/study/about-our-courses/postgraduate-courses


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.

Application codes

Course code:
704F
Institution code:
R53
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

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. https://www.ram.ac.uk/student-life/international https://www.ram.ac.uk/accommodation

Entry requirements

Bachelor Degree with Honours, or APEL equivalent. https://www.ram.ac.uk/study/next-step/entry-requirements

Additional entry requirements

Audition

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.
PTE Academic59Minimum score of 59 in every section of the test.
TOEFL (iBT)72Minimum scores for Reading: 18, Listening: 17, Speaking: 20, Writing: 17.

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 accept IELTS Indicator, TOEFL iBT Home Edition and TOEFL ITP Plus for China.

English Language requirements are published on our website.

https://www.ram.ac.uk/study/next-step/entry-requirements


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
Video Recording: UploadNot available at this location

Additional information

First Round assessments will be made by video submission. The application deadline is 1st November 2021, with a deadline of 6pm UK time on 25 November 2021 for uploading the video items specified on our website. https://www.ram.ac.uk/study/departments/musical-theatre/courses/musical-theatre


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are available on www.ram.ac.uk/fees

Sponsorship information

Entrance Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit following entrance assessment during our advertised audition sessions. 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 https://www.ram.ac.uk/study/fees-scholarships-and-bursaries.

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