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BA (Hons)
Musical Theatre

About the Programme

The three-year BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre is a highly vocational and practical training and education in Musical Theatre. It aims to develop creative performers capable of working across a range of acting, dance and musical theatre styles and forms.

There are two routes through the BA Musical Theatre at the IAB, both providing a comprehensive training for musical theatre.

The first has a focus on the ¨Triple Threat¨ – Acting, Dance and Singing. This route has a substantial dance component and would be suitable for those with a strong background in dance.

The second also explores the three component areas of Musical Theatre - Acting, Dance and Singing but with a greater emphasis on Singing and Acting. This programme would suit those with a more limited dance background.

Intensive and Practical
The programme is highly practical and provides students with the opportunity to learn through doing. Students will undertake a substantial number of practical technique classes each week in groups or sub-groups (dependent on which route is being followed). As the programme progresses more time will be spent on rehearsal and stage production projects. During the three years of the programme students perform many full-scale musical theatre productions. Recent and upcoming productions have include: Spring Awakening, The Pajama Game, The Drowsy Chaperone, Rent, Sister Act, Merrily We Roll Along, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Into the Woods, The Witches of Eastwick, Chicago, Footloose

Core Studies

  • Individual Singing Technique
  • Group Singing Repertoire and Technique
  • Ensemble Singing
  • Acting Through Song
  • Acting Technique
  • Dance and Movement for Musical Theatre
  • Musical Theatre Repertoire
  • Performance
  • Voice
  • Music Theory
  • Devising Skills

The degree is underpinned by a programme of professional and contextual studies, which provide the students with the business and critical and evaluative skills required of the successful empowered performer

Future Prospects
Graduates from the BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre programme will have all the key skills required for a sustainable career in musical theatre and the performing arts. The degree will also allow you to progress on to further postgraduate / Master degree studies in Europe and the USA.

Who is the Programme For?

The programme is designed for individuals with passion, creativity, imagination and a real commitment to achieving and sustaining a lasting career as a musical theatre performer.

To be awarded a place on the Musical Theatre programme you will need to demonstrate a strong singing voice, dance skills (depending on your route), an aptitude for acting, creativity and imagination, passion and determination and very importantly openness to learning and experimentation. 

Tuition Fees for course starting in September 2018

How To Apply


Applying is simple. Click here to apply (people residing in the Americas, see below):

Residents of North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean, click here to start your application: