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Acting (Musical Theatre)

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

36 months
23383 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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Central's BA (Hons) Acting (Musical Theatre) degree course at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama provides you with the skills to work in classical and contemporary theatre, musicals, feature film, television and radio. 


Throughout the Acting (Musical Theatre) course, you will explore acting through a range of contemporary approaches to sung and spoken voice, movement and dance.

  • Intensive musical theatre training with the emphasis on acting
  • Extensive engagement with industry professionals 
  • External performance opportunities/collaboration with artists, theatre companies and producers
  • 3 years full-time, and students are entitled to full Equity status upon graduation.

As an actor, you will interrogate both musical and non-musical settings ranging from Shakespeare and the modern American realists to Sondheim and the popular musical. As the course progresses you will acquire the necessary skills for the realisation of ‘character’ in both the transformational and heightened theatrical styles of both spoken and sung performance.

The course has outstanding links with the performing arts industry and this is reflected in the wide range and high percentage of graduate employment.

Scholarships and Bursaries

Students on Acting Musical Theatre  at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama currently benefit from a high level of external and internal scholarship and bursary support (to help with fees and living expenses) from the following: Ian Fleming Musical Theatre Award, Olivier Bursary Award, Lilian Baylis Award, Lionel Bart Foundation, Pilkington Trust, David Day Memorial Scholarship, Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, Clare Rich Scholarship, and Fergal O’Mahony Foundation Awards for Musical Theatre.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Acting Skills
  • Vocal Skills
  • Movement Skills

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2 A Levels at C, 3 GCSEs at C, and selection by audition.
  • Normal offers may be higher and depend upon expected grades and audition performance. Exceptional applicants who do not meet this requirement, but demonstrate appropriate potential, may be accepted.
  • Candidates must be eligible to satisfy the general admissions requirements. Admission will be based on the reasonable expectation that you have the potential to complete and contribute positively to the programme and that you would benefit from honours study. There is no alternative to selection by audition.This is an intensive professional training course and must be followed in its entirety.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23383 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 23383 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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