Musical Theatre and Dance at BIMM University - UCAS

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Course summary

About the course The BA (Hons) Musical Theatre and Dance undergraduate course is offered at our Performers College campuses. The course will provide you with a balance of creative and artistic modules and with knowledge and practical skills, allowing you to explore the demanding world of the professional performing arts industry, an industry that is constantly evolving and which requires performers with the ability to be flexible and adaptable to its shifting needs. The course also aims to enrich the student experience by offering both a rigorous training, as well as a level of optionality, allowing the student to shape their own creative identity. This undergraduate course has high contact hours to enable you to fulfil your potential as a professional artist. You will have a diverse and intensive programme of training that will facilitate you with the subject specific skills and knowledge enabling you to graduate as an industry ready professional. At Performers College we believe the opportunity to work in the performing arts profession should be available to all and not prevented by monetary, physical or cultural restrictions. The three years are underpinned with a curriculum spine which develops both transferable and life skills essential for longevity within your chosen career path. On successful completion of the BA (Hons) Musical Theatre and Dance, graduates will be equipped with the necessary skills to access a variety of roles with optimum technique and a suitable level of autonomy to enter the world of performing arts. Performers College is exceptionally proud of the success and longevity of its alumni. Graduates of Performers College can be seen in many West End shows, UK Tours, on prestigious television programmes and performing worldwide. Applicants that require a Student Visa to study can only be accepted at Performers College Essex.


Students can expect to study the following core modules: Year 1 - Dance Fundamentals 1 Musical Theatre Fundamentals 1 The Creative Industries and You 1 Dance Fundamentals 2 Musical Theatre Fundamentals 2 Context & Culture of the Creative Industries Year 2 Dance Development Musical Theatre Development The Creative Industries & You 2 Devised Performance Tutor Led Performance Creativity, Identity and Agency Year 3 Advanced dance, singing and acting Devised Professional Performance Final Showcase Final Project The Creative Industries & You 3 A range of optional modules can be selected in Year 2 subject to availability and student demand. Please visit the course information page on the Performers website for a full break down.

Assessment method

Performers College has an established and robust assessment structure. Each discipline (Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Acting, Singing,) is assessed separately at levels 4, 5 and 6, thus ensuring that all module learning outcomes are identified and fulfilled. Tutors and students are given clearly defined assessment criteria, directly linked to the module learning outcomes and teaching is specifically directed to assist students in meeting the criteria. Experiential learning is a key principle of study with a firm belief in reflective practice and professional evaluation. This is made evident through our teaching strategies and assessment procedures. Learning activities will be contextually specific, informed by practices that are typical of, and relevant to, the diverse disciplines that constitute the ‘Triple Threat’ performer. Students will engage in the commensurate study of dance, acting, singing and performance, developing subject -specific knowledge and skills. BA (Hons) Musical Theatre and Dance consists of practical subjects, underpinned with the curriculum spine.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Applicants that require a Student Visa to study can be accepted at the following location: Performers College Essex. BIMM University welcomes applicants from International countries that will require a student visa to study in the UK. Applicants must meet requirements set by UKVI. Upon acceptance of an offer you may be required to attend a consultation with a member of the International Admissions team.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements


Candidates will be required to attend an in person audition and demonstrate, ability in dance, singing and acting. If attendance in person is not possible, a Self-tape submission can be completed. Applicants with high levels of performance skills may be considered for entry with a lower UCAS point requirement.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6a minimum of 5.5 must be achieved in each band (Reading, writing, listening, speaking)
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2A minimum overall score of 170, and no lower than 165 in each band
TOEFL (iBT)80the minimum points must met in each band: Listening - 19 Reading - 19 Speaking - 21 Writing - 21
PTE Academic50A minimum score of 50 overall. At least 42 must be achieved in all four skills

We also accept the following qualifications: - ESOL Skills for Life Level B2 (Higher B2 on CEFR Scale) - IGCSE English Language (First Language) at C/4 or above - IGCSE English Language (Second Language) at B/3 or above - International Baccalaureate English Language at 5 or above in English A or B Applicants must have met the minimum requirement and be in receipt of results prior to enrolment.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
EU £15950* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £15950* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

The tuition fee shown is for year 1 of study only. Fees may be subject to increase on an annual basis, and do not cover additional costs such as: Visa application costs Living costs (rent/bills/travel) Equipment required for your course (computer and software/instrument/books)

Sponsorship information

Each year we offer various bursaries and scholarships. For further information, please view details on the BIMM University website

Musical Theatre and Dance at BIMM University - UCAS