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Course summary

This MA Musical Theatre course is designed to deliver world class actor training for those committed to a professional career in Musical Theatre performance. Over the 12 month course students will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of new and existing Musical Theatre writing, historical and political contexts of the genre at the time of writing, and work with a wide range of musical theatre practitioners and choreographers to discover a range of approaches to the genre. Students training on this course will benefit from the exploring a variety of musicals and the effective communication of song, choreography and text, and the thoughtful interpretation of lyric and music. The course will culminate in a public-facing musical production, the chance to develop a showreel, and a UK industry facing showcase. Graduates will emerge as industry ready 'triple threat' performers with a showreel and repertoire of solo songs for future auditions. The course aims to provide a route into professional performance work as an actor in Musical Theatre.

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

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

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 wishing to be auditioned in North America should apply direct to LAMDA via our website. https://www.lamda.ac.uk/all-courses/acting-directing-courses/ma-musical-theatre

Entry requirements

This course is designed for applicants who wish to pursue and commit to a professional career as a Musical Theatre actor. Applicants are expected to have an undergraduate degree or relevant professional experience that has prepared them for advanced Musical Theatre studies. They must demonstrate the ability to study at Masters level. No minimum degree classification is required, since admission is based on audition performance rather than past award classification. The audition process is thorough and seeks to engage those candidates that show an aptitude for the vocational nature of this practice based Masters programme. Applicants who are not native English speakers are required to provide a valid IELTS test report. Applicants are expected to achieve an Overall Score of 7.0 (with 7.0 in each sub-test – listening, academic reading, academic writing and speaking). If a candidate has recently studied successfully for an academic qualification taught in English, they may not be required to submit a language test. If this is the case, they will be required to provide copies of certificates that show graduation from institutions in English speaking countries.

Additional entry requirements

Audition


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7Overall Score of 7.0 (with 7.0 in each sub-test – listening, academic reading, academic writing and speaking).

Applicants who are not native English speakers are required to provide a valid IELTS test report. Applicants are expected to achieve an Overall Score of 7.0 (with 7.0 in each sub-test – listening, academic reading, academic writing and speaking). If a candidate has recently studied successfully for an academic qualification taught in English, they may not be required to submit a language test. If this is the case, they will be required to provide copies of certificates that show graduation from institutions in English speaking countries.


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
LAMDA£15£15

Joint principal specialism assessment

LocationOn-time FeeLate Fee
LAMDANo fee charged

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £21000* Whole course
Northern Ireland £21000* Whole course
Scotland £21000* Whole course
Wales £21000* Whole course
International £27232* Whole course

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Musical Theatre at LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) - UCAS