University of Birmingham
Professional Dance and Musical Theatre BA (Hons)
University of Birmingham

Key Course Facts

Course Description

The BA (Hons) Professional Dance and Musical Theatre is a high-calibre vocational programme which will equip you for a career in the professional entertainment industry. The three-year programme offers intensive specialist training in dance, singing and acting, aiming to provide you with excellent employment skills. Upon graduation, employment may include musicals (West End and touring), dance companies, television, theatre and education.

Find out more at https://theurdang.london/courses/degree/

In addition to the UCAS application, applicants also need to provide Urdang Academy with additional information and complete an audition. Please see further information at https://theurdang.london/full-time-courses/applications-and-auditions/

Important: Whilst this course is accredited by the University of Birmingham, it is taught at The Urdang Academy in London not in Birmingham.

In order for an application for this programme to be considered it is necessary for the University to share with Urdang Academy personal data about applicants including the information provided in the UCAS application and any further information provided during the application process. You can view the University’s privacy notice for applicants here https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/privacy/admissions.aspx.

Salary

Salary of all UK Graduates of Musical Theatre

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £18919 £17605 £21348
25-75 percentile range £15715 - £23097 £12477 - £22019 £15441 - £26829

What You Will Learn

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

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

80 Tariff points from Level 3 academic qualifications

Qualification requirements

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • (no subscore less than 6.0)
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees
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 Professional Dance and Musical Theatre, BA (Hons).

Costs

Tuition Fees Professional Dance and Musical Theatre BA (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1

Additional fee information

For details of the annual tuition fee for International Students please see the course web page listed in the 'course details' section above.
If you are made an offer to study by the University, the yearly tuition fee will be stated in your offer letter.

Average student cost of living in the UK

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)

University Rankings

Positions of University of Birmingham in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Birmingham in related subject specific rankings.

Arts Visual & Performing

    • #8 
    • #11 
    Music
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #17 
    • #21 
    Music
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published ]

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About University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham is a research university based in Edgbaston, Birmingham, England. The university’s aim is to be at the cutting edge of educational delivery, and to have their curriculum be continually reshaped by new revelations in research. The main campus is situated a reasonable three miles away from Birmingham city centre, which doesn’t take long to get to via bus if the student decides they’d like to spend some of their free time there.

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Where is this programme taught

Edgbaston campus
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