12 months
21817 GBP/year
17019 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Music Theatre course from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama is intense, experiential and conservatoire-based across four extended terms, with high expectations from students. The well-being of the students is fundamental and regular attention to physical, mental and intellectual well-being is uniquely supported.


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.

  • Acting, singing and movement is at the core, but the course also provides opportunities to compose, choreograph, write for the stage and work as an actor-musician;
  • Experience many genres and styles from musicals to music theatre, devised theatre and opera in public productions, emphasising new writing;
  • Alumni successes internationally include West End shows, opera, television, film, live action animation, video-games, theatre, musicals, stand-up comedy, writing, composing and directing.

Programme Structure

Program's diversity:

  • classes and workshops
  • external, established specialist professionals
  • flexibility and sustainability
  • collaborative teamwork is the model
  • research is embedded
  • world theatre
  • stage performance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There is no formal closing date for direct applications to Central, but you are strongly advised to apply as early as possible.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Music Theatre, MA students come from many and diverse backgrounds and disciplines. Combined skills far exceed the traditional areas of acting, singing and movement which, however, remain fundamental. Diversity is regarded as a core ability, not only to enter the course, but also to survive the marketplace afterwards. The course encourages no division between creators and performers, establishing collaboration as the central ethic of performance.
  • You should normally have an undergraduate degree in a relevant field, (drama, theatre or performance studies), though applications from students of other disciplines will be considered, as will candidates who do not have a degree but do possess significant prior experience. Experience as a performer is essential. Entry is by audition; we look for potential and sustainable employability after the course.

Tuition Fee

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    21817 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 21817 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    17019 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17019 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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