Goldsmiths, University of London
Drama: Musical Theatre BA (Hons)
Goldsmiths, University of London

Key Course Facts

Course Description

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.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 30 graduates of Drama: Musical Theatre BA (Hons) at Goldsmiths, University of London for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Musical Theatre.

Overall student satisfaction
65 /100
30 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates of Drama: Musical Theatre BA (Hons) at Goldsmiths, University of London

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Drama: Musical Theatre BA (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £17000 £18500 £23500
25-75 percentile range £14000 - £25000 £15000 - £26000 £18500 - £31500


Salary of all UK Graduates of Musical Theatre

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £17966 £16476 £20157
25-75 percentile range £14890 - £22414 £11970 - £21294 £14870 - £25688

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Drama: Musical Theatre, BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Level 4

Level 5

Level 6

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Drama: Musical Theatre BA (Hons) at Goldsmiths, University of London

20% Artistic, literary and media occupations
15% Elementary occupations
15% Teaching Professionals
10% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
10% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Administrative occupations
5% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Sales occupations
0% Information Technology Professionals
0% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals

You’ll be assessed through a variety of performances, production processes, essays, group projects, dissertation and timed examinations.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Pass with 45 Level 3 credits including 30 Distinctions and a number of merits/passes in subject specific modules

With three Higher Level subjects at 655

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6 With a 6.0 in writing
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Drama: Musical Theatre, BA (Hons).

Costs

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)
  • year 2

University Rankings

Positions of Goldsmiths, University of London in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Goldsmiths, University of London in related subject specific rankings.

Arts Visual & Performing

    • #24 
    • #30 
    Music
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published ]
    • #25 
    • #31 
    Music
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]

See all university rankings of Goldsmiths, University of London

What students say about studying Musical Theatre in the UK?

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About Goldsmiths, University of London

Founded in 1891, Goldsmiths, University of London, is located in the South-Eastern area of London known as New Cross. The facilities are impressive at this university, providing students with Art, TV, and Radio studios, as well as a host of other resources aimed at optimising the experience for students on any of their courses. With Goldsmith’s exceptionally active event calendar, making new connections is easy, giving learners a way to socialise without even having to step foot off campus.

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Where is this programme taught

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