Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

Studying musical theatre in London offers wonderful opportunities.

You will have access to the enormous range of musicals produced at venues from the English National Opera to the tiny King’s Head Theatre. You will be regularly taught by both visiting theatre professionals and core teaching staff, who are themselves either artists or scholars of distinction in the field.

In contrast to conservatory programmes that train students exclusively as performers, this degree will help students who wish to explore and improve their own abilities to become resourceful and well-informed performers, theatre-makers, administrators or teachers in the multifaceted musical theatre industry in Britain and many other countries where musicals are produced.

Your work will be assessed by a wide variety of methods, including performance presentation, individual research and written self-reflection. In addition to performing, you will have the possibility to specialise in devising/writing and directing and will have the option of creating your own musical revues or cabarets as creative projects.

Course Modules

Level 4 In the first year you study the following core modules:

Musical Theatre Dramaturgy A

Musical Theatre Dramaturgy B

Introduction to Music Singing and Music Theory

Introduction to Movement and Dance

Performance Praxis 1 A: Action

Performance Praxis 1 B: Acting: Voice and Text

Musical Theatre-making 1

Level 5 In the second year you study the following core modules:

Elements of Theatre History: The Modern American Musical

Elements of Theatre History Post-war British Musical Theatre

Performance Praxis 2: A

Performance Praxis 2: B

Musical Theatre-making 2

Level 3 In the final year you study the following core modules:

Culture and Performance A

Culture and Performance B

Performance Praxis 3

Musical Theatre-making 3 project

Writing/Devising project

Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees

Qualifications required:

  • IELTS (Academic)6.0With a 6.0 in writing