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BA (Hons) Musical Theatre

Solent University
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
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Program description

BA (Hons) Musical Theatre

If you dream of being in the cast of a West End or Broadway musical, Solent’s dynamic BA (Hons) Musical Theatre degree will help you build your practical performance skills in singing, dancing and acting alongside the academic study of musical theatre performance and production, helping you gain the knowledge to kick-start a fantastic career.

With a key focus on future employability, you will be trained in up-to-date acting techniques, and receive vocal coaching based on the highly regarded Estill Voicecraft model. You will also have the opportunity to develop your skills in related areas – such as directing, theatre in education and theatre and well-being, as well as engaging in extended dance, vocal or instrumental training.

Admission requirements

This course is perfect for aspiring performers who wish to begin a career on the stage in musical theatre. Candidates will be expected to prepare audition pieces to accompany their application.

English language requirements

Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are:

  • IELTS minimum 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component
  • TOEFL IBT minimum 80 with a minimum of 20 in each individual component
  • Duolingo English Language Test - 100 overall with minimum of 90 in each component
  • or equivalent.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year one

Core modules

  • The Broadway Musical
  • Body and Voice
  • Acting in Musicals
  • The West End Musical
  • Directed Musical Theatre Production
  • Musical Theatre Styles

Year two

Core modules

  • Musical Theatre and Identity
  • Musical Theatre – Live Brief
  • Performance Techniques
  • Musical Theatre Inside and Out
  • The Show
  • Scene into Song


Year three

Core moduels

  • Final Major Project – Musical Theatre
  • Research Project
  • Audition Preparation
  • Musical Theatre Portfolio


  • Performing Arts in Education
  • Directing
  • Music Theatre
  • Stage Combat

Scholarships & funding

Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria.

For more information about scholarship options, please visit the university website.

Tuition fees

  • UK, EU and Channel Island full-time fees: £9,250 per year
  • International full-time fees: £13,800 per year

Continuing studies

After successfully completing your studies, there's an opportunity to continue your studies at Solent.

Career opportunities

Suitable roles for graduates include:

  • Musical theatre performer
  • Actor/singer
  • Theatre/arts administration
  • Cruise ship entertainer
  • Cabaret performer
  • Children’s entertainer
  • Model
  • Teacher
  • Theatre in education
  • Drama intern

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Got a passion for acting and performance? Do you dream of treading the boards in the West End or starring on the Hollywood big screen? Our performance courses combine practical skills with theoretical study, supporting you to develop the techniques and knowledge to help you launch your performance career.

About this institute

Solent University

Solent University is all about creating opportunities: for its students, for its staff, for its partners. It offers expertise and experiences you couldn’t get anywhere else, opening doors and making introductions. We’re focused on the practical side of higher education...

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Why study at Solent University

Everything we do at Solent is focused on you – your learning, your life, your career. We offer all of the skills, knowledge, and practical experience you’ll need – all the things employers are looking for. So, when you graduate, you’ll already feel like a professional.

  • Solent’s top areas of research and expertise are the creative and cultural industries, maritime and the environment, and sport, health and wellbeing.
  • Gain work experience with our in-house innovative student enterprises in retail, design and web, TV, music and radio production and event management.
  • Our lively student community is home to over 100 different nationalities – giving our campus and our classrooms a diverse, multicultural feel.

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Solent University

Solent University
E Park Terrace
SO14 0YN Southhampton
United Kingdom

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