Bath Spa University

Musical Theatre Bath Spa University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Develop the essential practical and creative skills and theoretical knowledge you'll need to become a self-motivated artist in the musical theatre industry.

You'll study at one of the best musical theatre schools in the UK, whose goal is to help you graduate as an adept in a variety of genres, and also to prepare you for postgraduate study.

This rigorous Musical Theatre degree is designed to train you to become a versatile, imaginative, and employable performer - a "triple threat". Acting, singing, and dancing are delivered with equal weighting, and you'll gain the kinds of experience required to be an independent thinker, adaptable to the challenges of empolyment and freelancing.

Course details


Year one
You'll explore essential core skills through technical training in dance, movement, voice, singing, and acting, working as an individual and as a member of an ensemble. You'll also develop your academic writing skills in research, analysis, and critique.

Year two
In year two, you'll build on what you've already learned and move into interpretation, analysis, and performance, as a soloist and within an ensemble. You'll collaborate with industry professionals and peers in a range of workshops and performance opportunities, developing the technical understanding you'll need to kick-start your career in the musical theatre industry.

Year three
Year three focuses on performance. You'll hone your skills and knowledge, and enhance your employability as a successful performer. Collaboration with industry specialists, combined with strategically selected projects and public performances, encourages professional working relationships and the entrepreneurial capability vital for future employment.

Assessment method

You'll be taught through a range of activities including lectures, workshops, seminars, skills classes, rehearsals, tutorials, work placements, theatre visits, and theatre productions.

Assessment tasks could take the form of:

Public performances
In-class performances of devised or published work
Oral presentations
Critical reflection
Working as part of an ensemble
Individual and group research projects.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level CDD One A Level should be in a subject related to the degree course.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP In a subject related to the degree course.
Access to HE Diploma M: 30 credits

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £7,500 Year 1
EU £7,500 Year 1
England £7,500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7,500 Year 1
Scotland £7,500 Year 1
Wales £7,500 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Bath Spa University
Newton Park
Newton St Loe

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