University of Chichester

Degree level: Undergraduate

Musical Theatre (Triple Threat)

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The University of Chichester Conservatoire has one of the largest and liveliest musical theatre departments in the UK with a community of over 400 student performers. You will get to showcase public performances with professional production teams for regional tours, major art festivals and to create and premiere new commissions. The three-year BA (Hons) Musical Theatre degree has a ‘triple threat’ style programme, with a balanced mix of dance, acting and singing that has a heavy practical timetable. Productions, rehearsals and workshops are mostly located in a genuine off-campus theatre, where you can work with a professional set, lighting, sound, costume and a live pit orchestra. The course also provides opportunities to specialise in technical and behind the scenes areas like stage and tour management. Masterclasses given by visiting professionals, in areas as diverse as stage combat and costume making, provide exciting opportunities to work with leading practitioners.

Course details


All Triple Threat Musical Theatre students follow a common first year programme at the end of which they audition for enrolment on a second year programme which reflects their individual strengths. There’s practical skills development in the first year of this course, two major productions in year two and at the end of this year you can audition for the third-year touring company, which takes production work to different venues around England.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Candidates will be required to demonstrate, in a performance audition, ability in dance, acting and singing. Applicants with high levels of performance skills may be considered for a lower academic offer.

Additional entry requirements


Overview In the first year of study all students will embark on a technical foundation year of acting, singing and dance classes and will then specialise in year two. The dance classes are streamed according to ability, so it is essential that all audition candidates participate in the dance section of the audition The single honours route has a triple threat focus and while candidates need to demonstrate a certain level of proficiency in all three areas, the audition will also consider those with a stronger skill in one area as long as there is an acceptable level of ability in the other two. The audition process will be the same for all candidates. There will be three aspects to the audition: Audition content Dance: You will be taught some technical exercises in the centre and across the floor and also a musical theatre routine,(compulsory), a short tap routine (optional ) and will need to demonstrate some ballet technique, (compulsory). Please bring appropriate clothing and jazz and tap shoes, (if you have them) Singing: Please prepare two contrasting songs from the musical theatre canon. You will be asked to choose one to start with and if required you may be asked to sing some of the second. Please bring the music for the accompanist (no photocopies unless you have permission) and strictly no a capella or backing tracks Acting: The audition will include a short improvisation workshop. Please also prepare one short up-beat monologue that relates to you as an actor and that you feel appropriate to the Musical Theatre art form. It should last no more than 2 minutes.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6
PTE Academic50

The standard entry requirement for this programme is IELTS 6.0 with no element lower than 5.5. However, you can begin your 3-year degree programme with IELTS 5.5. Our International Route allows you to take 4 credit-bearing modules in International English Studies (IES) as part of your first year studies. This means you study 4 modules in your chosen subject and 4 in International English. The IES Modules allow you to focus on personal language development and your use of English as an academic language. Then, at the end of your first year, you’ll have all the necessary language skills to transfer to full study of your main subject. If you have an IELTS score under 5.5 you can still begin a 3-year degree programme with us. In this case we provide a 5 or 10 week intensive Presessional Programme in English language and academic skills. For the 10 week Programme you’ll need IELTS 4.5, and IELTS 5.0 for the 5 week Programme.

Further details of our international entry requirements can be found on our website.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £14050 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £14050 Year 1

Additional fee information

There is a 20% tuition fee scholarship for EU students.
Musical Theatre (Triple Threat) at University of Chichester - UCAS