Leeds College of Music

Musical Theatre Leeds College of Music Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Hull


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Course summary

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The key areas of study within this programme will split between singing, dancing and acting, but the emphasis will be on how students can be encouraged to merge the boundaries of these forms, and particularly how they may utilise the conservatoire environment of other musical performers to further develop a breadth of skills. It will also prioritise industry input to legitimise the curriculum so that dramatic techniques (voice, acting and dance) and expression (narrative and sustained delivery through dramatic characterisation) are both of the standard that the industry requires now and in the future.

Course details


The programme has strands in Studio Training and Practice, Performance Practice, Contextual Studies and Professional Studies that span the three levels of the programme. Students focus primarily on their Studio Training and Practice and Performance Practice, which includes training in singing, dance and acting.

Studio Training and Practice and Performance Practice teaching takes place in small groups, which enables continuous formative feedback on student progress. This makes up 80 credits per year throughout the programme, reflecting the intensive conservatoire model of performance training. Assessment load is also progressive, and Level 6, students are expected to produce a real-world group public performance. Also at Level 6, the Preparation for the Profession – Showcase module offers students the opportunity to perform showcase material to an invited audience of industry professionals.

Contextual Studies and Professional Studies complement the Studio Training and Practice and Performance Practice strands, providing historical, critical and analytical studies and employability skills.

All modules on the programme have been developed around key themes at each level:

Self and other (Level 4)
Style and Character (Level 5)
Public performance and transition to the industry (Level 6)

Year 1 (Level 4)
Compulsory modules:
Acting 1 – Fundamentals of Dramatic Techniques
Dance 1 – Fundamentals of Dance
Voice 1 – Fundamentals of Voice
Performance Project 1
Contextual Studies 1 – Theatre Practice and Practitioners
Professional Studies 1 – Working in the Arts

Year 2 (Level 5)
Compulsory modules:
Acting 2 – Intermediate Dramatic Techniques
Dance 2 – Intermediate Techniques in Dance
Voice 2 – Intermediate Techniques in Voice
Performance Project 2
Contextual Studies 2 – History and Context of Theatre
Professional Studies 2 – Creating Your Own Work

Year 3 (Level 6)
Compulsory modules:
Acting 3 – Advanced Dramatic Techniques
Dance 3 – Advanced Techniques in Dance
Voice 3 – Advanced Techniques in Voice
Group Public Performance
Preparation for the Profession - Showcase

Module specifications can be found via the Leeds College of Music website:

Assessment method

The course is assessed via practical assessments and performances, coursework, portfolios, technical tests, presentations and written work. Formal assessments tend to take place over a period at the end of each semester or the end of the year. There are a handful of assignments with deadlines halfway through a semester.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code W311
Institution code L30
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Please visit the international page on our website for further information:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 points 96 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 studies or equivalent, which normally include an A Level or a BTEC Extended Diploma in a Music/Dance/Acting-related subject.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 A minimum of three GCSEs including English Language at Grade C or above or equivalent.

UCAS tariff points from Vocals and Musical Theatre practical graded exams are also accepted (highest achieved (grade 6 and above), commensurate with ABRSM, London College of Music, Trinity College, Rock School).

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements


Applicants are required to attend an audition for this course. Further details will be sent when your application has been received.


Audition, Interview and Portfolio guides can be found on our website:


Musical Theatre applicants will need to attend an audition.
Audition guides can be found on our website:

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 5.5 in each components (IELTS Academic)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £17,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please visit our website for further information: HOME/EU: INTERNATIONAL: International Students - 4 Year courses: £14,000 for the Foundation Year, then £17,250 per year thereafter

Provider information

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Leeds College of Music
3 Quarry Hill

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0113 222 3416

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