BA (Hons) Music Theatre & Performance

University of Worcester
3-4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
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About this program

BA (Hons) Music Theatre & Performance

Music Theatre & Performance creatively explores ways of integrating music and theatre performance for a contemporary audience. You will have opportunities to enhance your musicianship, improve performance and acting skills and develop abilities and approaches to creating new work.

You will explore the explosion of new theatre forms that combine music and theatre such as gig theatre, new cabaret, and fusions between classical and popular music (e.g. dubstep opera) as well as Musical Theatre.

The focus is on supporting your development as a creative practitioner, and preparing you for a professional career as a practitioner, workshop leader, or tutor. The understanding and networks you will develop through the course could also lead towards a variety of careers within the theatre industries, and the collaborative nature of the course can facilitate forming your own company, through collaboration with dancers, playwrights, and actors in the creation of your work. You will be taught by professional musicians from Severn Arts (music development organisation) and theatre-makers throughout the course, and will have a number of opportunities to perform publicly.

You could also be eligible to transfer onto our four-year Integrated Masters in Touring Theatre.

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Admission requirements

112 UCAS tariff points (for example, BBC at A Level) plus audition to assess musical instrument skills, which includes voice as an instrument. We are looking for Grade 5 or equivalent skill in your chosen instrument. Qualifications should include a Level 3 qualification in a related subject such as Music, Drama, Performing Arts, English.

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

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Program content

Year 1

  • The Music Theatre Performer
  • Making Musical Theatre
  • Total theatre: performance, design & production


  • Voice and Performance
  • Music Theatre in Context
  • Optional language modules

Year 2

  • Collaborative Production
  • Production Research for Music theatre
  • Adaptations and Collaborations across the Arts
  • Developing Musicianship


  • Musical Theatre: politics and popular forms
  • Sound & Music Technology
  • Optional language modules

Year 3

  • Music Theatre Production
  • Professional Practice
  • Soundscapes and soundtracks
  • Leading, Teaching & Tutoring Performing Arts
  • Music Theatre: International perspectives
  • Final Performance Project or Independent Research Project

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

You are taught through a combination of interactive workshops, lectures, seminars, and practical work. Interactive workshops take a variety of formats and are intended to enable the application of learning through discussion and small group activities. Seminars enable the discussion and development of understanding of topics covered in lectures.


  • UK/EU students: £9,250 per year.
  • International students: £13,100 per year.

Continuing studies

You could continue in your academic career to further study through MA, MRes or PhD opportunities.

About this institute

University of Worcester

Founded in 1946, the University of Worcester is a public campus based university located in the charming city of Worcester - where lively city culture and idyllic rural beauty combine to offer the best of both worlds. The University of...

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