Music Theatre

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

12 months
20173 GBP/year
15737 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Conservatoire-style training for actors, singers, musicians, dancers and theatre practitioners to develop performance techniques and creative skills, along with an understanding of music theatre as it spans a range of potential forms: from conventional Broadway and West End repertoire to new writing. The Music Theatre program is offered at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.


On the MA Music Theatre at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, we see performers as creators, and regularly produce new works with professional composers, writers, directors and choreographers.

  • Encourages and develops a wide range of skills, with acting, singing and movement at the core, across many genres and styles
  • Experience a diversity of music theatre forms in public productions, from conventional Broadway and West End repertoire to new writing and opera
  • Alumni successes internationally include opera, television, film, live action animation, video-games, theatre, musicals, stand-up comedy and actor-musicianship.

Our approach

An established team of specialist lecturers and professional artists deliver classes and workshops. Our work is multidisciplinary: flexibility and sustainability are at its centre, and collaborative teamwork is the model. Research is embedded, reflecting the specific methodologies required by performers at a professional level.

Programme Structure

For more information please visit the program website.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

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180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A written document of approximately 600 words, to evaluate and contextualise music theatre and/or musical theatre and its potential, from the point of view of your own experience and imagination
  • Two songs and two monologues which may be taken from any genre or style, or be original, to be performed from memory. Songs should be presented with a piano score. An extra copy of the songs should be brought for the accompanist (be sure that any relevant material is properly presented for the accompanist to turn pages and read), and copies of the monologues. You will be asked to perform some but probably not all of the material you prepare.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20173 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20173 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    15737 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15737 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


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