MA Musical Theatre Performance

MA Musical Theatre Performance

1 Year Full Time


Our Masters in Musical Theatre Performance course is an industry leading course, with graduates going into West End shows as leads and swings, National Tours, Regional Theatre, Cruise ships, and Film/TV work. Associated Studios take pride in developing performers of the highest calibre. You will be challenged and nurtured, inspired to work to the best of your ability. We accept a maximum of 22 students per cohort.

This vocational MA offers one year of intensive practical training in Dance, Singing and Acting, the skills required to become an outstanding Musical Theatre performer. Please note that advanced performers who have an appropriate level of skill across at least two of the major disciplines will be considered, even if they do not hold a prior degree.

Please be aware that once you apply to Associated Studios and have been accepted, you will be asked to complete the application process on the Chichester University website.


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. Please note this course covers 4 terms.



This course is currently validated for UK, and EU Settled Status students only

Students are eligible for a Student Loan. Please visit for more information.

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.

"Going to Associated Studios was one of the best decisions I've made to date! Thanks to AS I have been blessed to book 2 major West End shows. The teaching is incredible. I always felt challenged in the best possible way, and felt safe to make mistakes which helped my growth. AS will forever have a massive place in my heart."

Gibsa Bah - 'The Book of Mormon" West End & "The Lion King" West End, '22 MA Graduate