Musical Theatre at CCCU has really enabled me to experience new areas of performing. I have been able to grow as a performer by exploring a range of fun and engaging Musical Theatre subjects.


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    Our Musical Theatre degree lets you focus on far more than just your performance skills.

    You’ll study all three disciplines of dance, singing and acting, with performance events built into the course at the end of each year.

    You’ll also get to look at Musical Theatre from a more academic point of view, studying the context, evolution and performativity of the contemporary scene.

    Why Study Musical Theatre?

    Our degree will help you perform with confidence, character and style while allowing you to explore design and management roles relating to the musical theatre industry.

    There's a strong practical element to the course and you'll be able to refine your artistic talents in dedicated performance spaces that are designed to inspire you.

    You'll be taught by highly qualified and experienced tutors who have good links with industry and who will advise and guide you on how best to develop your own personal take on the industry.

    Canterbury is a creative and cultural hot spot. With the contemporary Marlowe Theatre and the annual Canterbury Festival - Kent's international arts festival - you'll be able to immerse yourself in the world of musical theatre both in the University and outside.

    By the end of the course, you'll have a firm grasp on the musical theatre industry and will have developed specialist skills and knowledge to turn your career dreams into a reality.


      All about the course

      Alongside academic study of context, the performance skills of dance, singing and acting will form the focus of your study in the first year.

      You'll also have the opportunity to delve into the world of production arts with optional modules offering you the chance to study stage management and theatre design work, with a view to giving you a well-rounded musical theatre production experience.

      Each year you'll be involved in end of year performances with fellow students. You'll bring together all of your developing skills to create a captivating performance that showcases your talents.

      Entry requirements

      Qualification type


      A Levels BCC
      BTEC DMM
      Access 6 Distinctions and 39 Merits
      International Baccalaureate 28 Points
      Combinations A combination of qualifications totalling 104 -112 UCAS points

      For more information on the IELTS (International English language Testing System) requirements for this course, please click here to visit our dedicated web page.

      More information about entry requirements.

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      Module information

      Please note that the list of optional modules and their availability may be subject to change. We continually review and where appropriate, revise the range of modules on offer to reflect changes in the subject and ensure the best student experience. Modules will vary when studied in combination with another subject.

      Core/optional modules

      How you’ll learn

      You'll be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and practical workshops and will have access to a range of online and other library resources.

      Seminars in smaller groups will enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics. You'll also meet regularly with your personal academic tutor.

      All courses are informed by the University’s Learning and Teaching Strategy 2015-2022.

      When not attending seminars, workshops or other timetabled sessions you will continue learning through self-study. Typically, this involves practice, rehearsal and preparing for assessments. You will also be reading journal articles and books, undertaking research in the library, working on directed tasks or projects, and preparing for coursework assignments/examinations, workshops and seminars.

      Your module tutor will direct you towards specific readings and/or activities to complete before each class.

      For the independent project/dissertation in Year 3, you will undertake independent research working under the supervision of a member of the course team who you'll meet with regularly.

      For every 20 credit module there is 50 hours of contact time and typically 150 hours of additional study time to undertake directed tasks, readings, rehearsals, practice, research and assignments.

      The Musical Theatre course enables you to study practical and academic modules in musical theatre dance, acting and singing. The team bring enthusiasm and industry experience to enable you to reach your potential to achieve the best degree you can.

      Dr Andy HurstCourse Director

      How you’ll be assessed

      A great deal of practical performance is built into the programme. You will engage in the various processes of production, rehearsal, performance, presentation of seminars and workshop leadership. Whilst the practical component of many modules is important, some modules require an element of written work as part of the assessment strategy.

      Your future career

      As well as being able to present yourself as a performer, you will have the potential to tackle anything from leading a community youth workshop to running a lighting desk or managing an arts company.

      We equip our graduates to tackle diverse roles in a wide range of professions beyond performance including contemporary performance making, stage management, design, as well as the ability to pursue postgraduate study in a performance related field.

      Our graduates will also possess a range of transferable skills gained on the course which are highly valued and sought after for work in fields other than musical theatre and the arts.


      The 2022/23 annual tuition fees for this course are:

        UK** Overseas***
      Full-time £9,250 £14,500
      Part-time £4,625 £7,250

      Tuition fees for all courses are payable on an annual basis, except where stated.

      Please read the 2022/23 Tuition Fee Statement for further information regarding 2022/23 tuition fees and year on year fee increases.

      **Home (UK) Fees

      The fees above are for the 2022/23 academic year but may be subject to change following any announcements by the UK Government (approved by Parliament) regarding maximum Undergraduate tuition fee caps for 2022/23.

      In addition, the University reserves the right to increase all full-time and part-time Undergraduate tuition fees mid-course, in line with any further inflationary increase in the Government tuition fee cap which is approved by Parliament. The University will publish information about any changes to tuition fees on its website.

      ***Overseas Fees (including EU fees):

      Undergraduate Overseas tuition fees for International students are not subject to the Government’s regulations on maximum tuition fees.

      Students with an Overseas fee status will be eligible for an International student Scholarship fee discount of £1,500, which will be applied to all Full-time Undergraduate courses with a tuition fee of £14,500.

      Students with an EU fee status will be eligible for the EEA Transition Scholarship. Further details can be found here:

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