Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

This degree will help you become a resourceful and well-informed performer, theatre-maker, administrator or teacher in the musical theatre industry.

- You won't just learn about how to be a performer. Instead, you'll have the chance to pick up a whole range of skills including devising and writing plays, directing, and creating your own musical revues or cabarets.

- Our position in London means access to the enormous range of musicals produced at venues from the English National Opera to the tiny King’s Head Theatre.

- You'll be regularly taught by both visiting theatre professionals and core teaching staff, who are either artists or scholars of distinction in the field.

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) Other Fees

Qualifications required:

  • IELTS (Academic)6.0With a 6.0 in writing