Musical Theatre MA
Goldsmiths, University of London
Key Course Facts
This unique Masters will enhance your critical understanding of musical theatre as a popular entertainment genre.
It will help you to sharpen your practical skills as a creative artist. On a practical level, it will assist you in working as a freelance writer, composer or producer of musical theatre.
The MA focuses on the dramaturgy of the musical as a key factor in the future development of the genre.
Expert professionals are regularly employed as visiting tutors, to maintain direct links with the industry.
You follow one of the two pathways as either:
- writer or composer
You undertake an analytic case study of a musical or production, a placement project and dissertation (producers), and a creative project involving either book and lyrics or music for a short original musical (writers and composers). Producers share some classes with students on the MA in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- Graduate Degrees
- (minimum 6.0 in Writing)
- Undergraduate Degrees
- (minimum 6.0 in Writing)
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Musical Theatre, MA.
You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in a relevant/related subject. You might also be considered if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level. If English isn’t your first language, you will need an IELTS score (or equivalent English language qualification) of 6.5 with a 6.5 in writing and no element lower than 6.0 to study this programme.
Average student cost of living in London
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|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|
|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.
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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.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Musical Theatre and Arts Development BA (Hons)||University of Chichester||80%||2%||9%||£9250||£14500||133||Chichester||On campus Full-time|
|Media & Communication and Musical Theatre (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons)||Liverpool Hope University||71%||10%||20%||£9250||£11400||111||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Musical Theatre and Social Care BA (Hons)||Liverpool Hope University||63%||0%||5%||£9250||£11400||119||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Dance and Musical Theatre (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons)||Liverpool Hope University||59%||5%||5%||£9250||£11400||117||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Marketing and Musical Theatre BA (Hons)||Liverpool Hope University||91%||5%||5%||£9250||£11400||109||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Musical Theatre and Sport & Exercise Science BA (Hons)||Liverpool Hope University||71%||5%||8%||£9250||£11400||121||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Musical Theatre Practice BA (Hons)||Liverpool John Moores University||93%||0%||9%||£9250||£16100||127||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Musical Theatre and Politics BA (Hons)||Liverpool Hope University||66%||15%||5%||£9250||£11400||104||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Music Production and Musical Theatre BA (Hons)||Liverpool Hope University||59%||5%||5%||£9250||£11400||117||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Accounting & Finance and Musical Theatre BA (Hons)||Liverpool Hope University||65%||0%||0%||£9250||£11400||103||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|