BA Hons Musical Theatre (Professional Performance)

BA Hons Musical Theatre (Professional Performance)

2 Years Full time


Associated Studios offers a BA(Hons) in Musical Theatre (Professional Performance), validated by Chichester University. This course is delivered as an accelerated degree, meaning that you can complete your studies in only two years of training, rather than the usual three. For this vocational degree, there are 30 teaching weeks and around 34 contact hours a week. We accept a maximum of 22 students per cohort. Students wishing to continue to a third year of training can progress to our MA Musical Theatre Performance course for their final year of study.

Throughout the course of your study with us you will develop your skills in all key disciplines required from modern musical theatre artists, including intensive vocational training in 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 directed by eminent Theatre Directors, performing in a cabaret, masterclasses with leading industry professionals, taking part in a monologue slam night and writing and producing your own cabaret. The course culminates in a full-scale musical production in a London theatre with a full creative/production team. Students also take part in our digital industry showcase and are given an opportunity to appear at our week-long industry panel week with top London agents and casting directors.

Students are eligible to access the government's 'Tuition Fee Loan' and 'Maintenance Loan for Living Costs' schemes, making the BA(Hons) at Associated Studios one of the most affordable, accessible and exciting places to train and grow in the UK.


Start Date:
October 7, 2024
End Date:
Deadline for Applications:

  • Mondays: 09:30 – 17:30
  • Tuesdays: 09:30 – 17:30
  • Wednesdays: 09:30 – 17:30
  • Thursdays: 09:30 – 17:30
  • Friday - One to one Singing Lesson Day

*Please allow 9am-6pm daily


1st Year – £11,100

2nd Year – £11,100

This course is for UK & EU Settled Status students only

Students are eligible to apply for a student loan - click here to find out more.

BA students are also able to apply for a Maintenance Loan to aid with living costs.

Via audition: Prepare 2 contrasting Musical Theatre songs and a monologue, you can submit these as a self-tape or attend an in-person audition. Please note that as Associated Studios is a vocational school, we seek out talent and potential, therefore academic qualifications are not essential.
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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 Agents.

Panel Week & Digital Showcase

One of the highlights of this course is our 'Agent and Industry Panel Week'. This week gives students the opportunity to show their full potential to the top agents and casting directors in the business. Students will also take part in our digital showcase which allows students to professionally record their top choice songs to share with industry.

Associated Studios has been extremely successful in the percentage of students gaining agent representation during the course.

Individual Singing Lessons

As well as your ensemble singing lessons, music theory and song performance classes, students on this course will also receive 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 rehearse and work with a professional creative and production team over a 7-8 week period.

"The tutors at Associated Studios are incredibly knowledgeable and nurturing. They create a safe, positive environment to learn and grow. I have developed so much as both a person and a performer from being here and would strongly recommend Associated Studios to anyone who wants to go into the industry with their best foot forward."

Emma Montgomery