BA Hons Musical Theatre (Professional Performance)

BA Hons Musical Theatre (Professional Performance)

Full Time


We are thrilled to announce the launch of a unique BA(Hons) course at Associated Studios!

Validated by our new partner Chichester University, we are offering a full BA(Hons) in Musical Theatre (Professional Performance). This course will be delivered as an accelerated degree, meaning that you can complete your studies in only 2 years of training rather than 3! 

We do this by delivering you an exciting jam packed course (30 hours contact time per week minimum) for 30 teaching weeks per year. 

Throughout the course of your study with us you will develop your skills in all key disciplines required from modern musical theatre artists, including Singing, Acting and Dance. You will also be involved in projects to put your skills into the contexts you will find in the industry including: Performing in a straight play, performing in a cabaret, taking part in a monologue slam night, writing and producing your own musical theatre production, taking part in full scale musical production, and taking part in both our digital showcase and industry panel week.

We know London can be an expensive place to live and study, which is why we decided to create a 2 year BA(Hons) degree course which allows you to train without compromise. We want to help talent grow from people from all walks of life, and we believe this course can offer the diversity and opportunity that we could miss from those incredibly talented artists who would not be able to afford 3 years of training.

We don't compromise on the level or quality of your training either - with all of our core tutors, industry professionals and full complement of skills classes, projects and performances, connecting to create an exciting and unique training experience, designed for the modern industry and modern musical theatre artists.

Students also may be eligible for access to the governments 'Tuition Fee Loan' and 'Maintenance Loan for Living Costs' schemes, the BA(Hons) at Associated Studios is now one of the most affordable, accessible and exciting places to train and grow in the UK!

Please note that as of the date of publishing this page, the University of Chichester has still to included accelerated degree costs, but costs shown below are accurate.


Start Date:
October 7, 2024
Deadline for Applications:

  • Mondays: 09:30 – 17:30
  • Tuesdays: 09.30 – 17:30
  • Wednesdays: 09.30 – 17:30
  • Thursdays: 09.30 – 17.30
  • Friday - Singing Lesson Day (you will only be required for your 1-to-1 singing lesson time)

Please allow from 9am – 6pm daily

**Please note that there are 4 terms in year 2.


1st Year – £11,100

2nd Year – £11,100

= £22,200.00 for the full two years of full-time training

This course is for UK & EU Settled Status students only

Students may be eligible to apply to the Student Loan Company - click here to find out more.

Via audition: First Round we require a self tape, Recall Round is an in-person workshop day at Associated Studios London. (Online recalls can be arranged by Associated Studios for eligible students)
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Course Overview

Course Details

Who Should Apply?

Triple Threat Training

You will receive triple threat training. Your training will focus equally on all three disciplines; singing, acting and dancing. You will have the opportunity to perform and receive individual feedback regularly.

Masterclass & Mock Auditions

Throughout your course, you will participate in masterclasses and workshops led by industry professionals. You will also get the opportunity to take part in mock auditions with Casting Directors, Producers and / or Agents.

Panel Week & Digital Showcase

One of the highlights of this course is our 'Agent and Industry Panel Week'. This week gives student the opportunity to show their full potential to the top agents and casting directors in the business. Our panel week has proved to be significantly more successful for getting students signed than a traditional drama school showcase.
Students will also take part in our digital showcase which allows students to professionally record their top choice songs to share with industry.

Individual Singing Lessons

As well as your ensemble singing lessons, music theory and song performance classes, students on this course will also receive 15 individual singing lessons with a top vocal coach. Singing lessons will take place on a Friday.

Full-Scale Musical Production

You will take part in a full-scale musical production in a professional theatre in London. Like a professional process, you will audition, rehearse and work with a professional creative team.

“Nothing could have prepared me for the sheer volume of talented performers, directors, conductors and tutors I worked with throughout my time on the opera course with Associated Studios.”

Emma Walsh - Soprano