Taught course

Musical Theatre

University of West London · London College of Music

Entry requirements

Normally a first or second class degree in a related subject. This is also an ideal opportunity for those who have already entered the profession and have been working for 4-5 years within the industry and now need to support their work with academic study. All applicants will have to attend an audition.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

The MMus offers an intensive, exciting and innovative curriculum preparing recent graduates and more experienced professionals for the world of performance work and related areas of the industry.

This course embraces ideas associated with the repertory 'system' of training and acknowledges both a conservatoire style training and the world of academic study. This performance-based curriculum, located close to the heart of the West End, will provide a relevant and dynamic training at both a personal and ensemble level.

The cohort will form a company of actor-musicians, writers and directors for each of a variety of performance opportunities, including working with new writing. Each aspect of performance will be chosen to identify specific areas of performance/technical skill that need to be developed to complete the professional training of the actor-singer.

Performances will be based in a variety of performance venues in addition to our own ‘state of the art’ theatre, in order to prepare graduates of the course to find work and allow them to associate with leading personnel and performance houses. We are connected to Mercury Musical Developments and currently, as part of our undergraduate degree, we support the work of new writers and composers. It is our intention to develop this work further, thus giving postgraduate students the opportunity to work with original material and so understand the shaping of new work.

The research element of this study will be closely involved with the performance work undertaken throughout the year and, together with reflective practice, there will be a requirement to analyse process and understand the importance of the dramaturg. The research undertaken throughout the course will contribute to the craft of being a successful performer and also to the world of research by the depth of interrogation in the subject of choice.

It is hoped that each member of the course will engage with the intensive training essential to meet the demands of the various performance tasks and act within London College of Music as an artist, scholar and educator enhancing the work of those who are currently engaged in their undergraduate studies in Acting and Musical Theatre.

Information for international students

For more information, please visit: http://www.uwl.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
GBP 6,950
International students
GBP 10,995

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course information
0800 036 8888