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Musical Theatre

Perhaps the most exciting thing about our Musical Theatre programme is the involvement of teaching staff, with West End professionals supporting your production work offering you a genuinely challenging environment for the development of your skills.

There are three routes available in Musical Theatre. These are:

  • BA (Hons) Musical Theatre (Triple Threat)
  • BA (Hons) Musical Theatre Performance
  • BA (Hons) Musical Theatre (Joint)

BA (Hons) Musical Theatre (Triple Threat) has gained national recognition for excellence for its unique guaranteed offer to students to present fully-scaled productions with professional production teams for regional tour, major arts festivals and to create and premiere new commissions. The Triple Threat course is the regional option to the London conservatoires. Competition is stiff, but the rewards are excellent. 'The most challenging and enjoyable three years of my life!’ Tia Kenrick. 'The cherry on the cake are the lecturers’ positive and encouraging attitudes to students who give you the drive to complete a challenging day of performing. An incredible university to study at.’ Jordan Harrington. 'The Triple Threat course training and productions that I have seen over the years are astonishing and meet the high standards set by other training establishments.’ Mark Ward, Belfield and Ward Artists Agency.

BA (Hons) Musical Theatre Performance offers you a combination of practical skills development in vocal performance, a range of dance performance styles and the acting skills of a musical theatre practitioner with the freedom to elect a particular focus within this mix. Combining these skills creates an opportunity to position yourself with a very strong offer for future performance work. You’ll develop a broader knowledge of musical theatre and its history and develop an understanding of how this contributes to and reflects contemporary culture.  You’ll also acquire a toolkit of vocational knowledge in work based modules designed to help you to work in a variety of roles, and to develop real understanding of the challenges of work in a professional environment.

BA (Hons) Musical Theatre (Joint) is a unique way to couple training in musical theatre with other areas of study. The three variant routes are Music, Acting for Film or Arts Development. The Musical Theatre (Joint) programme enables you to choose the balance of acting, singing and dance that best suits you.