Musical Theatre Degree

BA (Hons)
Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre degree for those seeking an International Career

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Preparing you for the musical theatre industry from the first year

OurΒ BA (Hons) Musical Theatre degree is designed for performers who aspire to work in the global market.Β 

Our three-year undergraduate degree builds on the strengths of every student by exploring your individual qualities, tailoring your training accordingly and providing you with the employable skills demanded by today’s international musical theatre industry.


3 academic years full time

Validated by

Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Start Date

16 September, 2024



Programme Name

Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Musical Theatre

Programme Leader

Nick Hollamby

Programme Specification

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Download our ba musical theatre digital brochure

We tailor our training to your strengths

We like to treat every student as an individual, developing your abilities whilst ensuring you have a strong, broad foundation training in musical theatre. To ensure proper individual training, we stream our musical theatre students through two pathways: singing extension and dance extension.

You will obtain most of the same training in both pathways, the key difference will be the order in which you take the classes.

Our academic team will evaluate your skills and stream you accordingly.

Singing Extension

For those with a stronger singing technique.

In addition to the core musical theatre training, you will explore classes like Singing styles and Commercial singing.

Dance extension students also attend these classes later in the programme.

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Dance Extension

For those with stronger dance abilities.

In addition to the core musical theatre training, you will explore classes like Commercial danceΒ and Aerial and acrobatics.

Singing extension students also attend these classes later in the programme.

To find out more, request information.

Class Schedule

Our BA (Hons) Musical Theatre degree spans seven main modules: Acting, Dance, Singing, Musical theatre ensemble, Professional studies, Contextual studies and Production.

You will be taking core classes each year plus some additional classes to help you grow as a performer:

Core Classes
Additional Year 1
Additional Year 2
Additional Year 3

To see all the full curriculum, modules and credits, please download our Digital Brochure

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You will have the chance to perform in two full length productions per year starting the second year. These productions usually involve a creative team with West End, Broadway and international credits.Β 

Other opportunities include workshop performances and a cabaret devised project.

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How To Apply

STAGE 1: Video submission

You will be asked to submit a video of a:

  • Contemporary musical theatre song
  • Classical musical theatre song
  • Jazz dance video
  • Contemporary acting monologue

STAGE 2: Live audition

If you pass the first stage, you will be invited to take part in a live audition where you will be asked to attend a:

  • Ballet class
  • Jazz class
  • Individual presentation of songs and monologue plus interview
Upcoming Auditions

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Entry criteria

Successful audition, IELTS 6.0 or equivalent, and the national university entry academic qualification of your country equivalent to 104 UK Tariff points or 24 points from an International Baccalaureate. Mature applicants without recognised university entry-level academic qualifications are assessed on their experience to date.Β 

Find out more about our admission requirements.

Alumni Success
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Meet Jade Lauren

Jade recently played Natalie in the new immersive production of “Next To Normal” alongside Tony Award Winner,Β Alice Ripley.

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Fees and Funding
Tuition Fees are paid to the Institute of the Arts Barcelona. All financial arrangements are with the IAB, and not with Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU).Β 
European & UK Students

€11,400 annual tuition fee

With an additional €500 registration fee and €80 health clinic membership.

International Students

€16,900 annual tuition fee

With an additional €500 registration fee and €80 health clinic membership.

Check out our Fees and Scholarship page to learn about our fees, funding and scholarship opportunities.

A graduation will be arranged by the IAB for all graduating students. Further information is provided directly to graduating students.Β 
Award Certificate

The Transcript of Studies and Award Certificate is a personal record of the degree you have completed. It is issued by Liverpool John Moores University and should be used as evidence of your academic achievement.

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