University of Chichester
Musical Theatre Performance BA (Hons)
University of Chichester

Key Course Facts

Course Description

The University of Chichester Conservatoire has one of the largest and liveliest musical theatre departments in the UK with a community of over 400 student performers. You will get to showcase public performances with professional production teams for regional tours, major art festivals and to create and premiere new commissions. The degree offers you a combination of practical skills development in vocal performance, a range of dance performance styles and the acting skills of a musical theatre practitioner with the freedom to elect a particular focus within this mix. Combining these skills creates an opportunity to position yourself with a very strong offer for future performance work. You’ll develop a broader knowledge of musical theatre and its history and develop an understanding of how this contributes to and reflects contemporary culture. You’ll also acquire a toolkit of vocational knowledge in work based modules designed to help you to work in a variety of roles, and to develop real understanding of the challenges of work in a professional environment.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 21 graduates of Musical Theatre Performance BA (Hons) at University of Chichester for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Musical Theatre.

Overall student satisfaction
86 /100
21 total respondents
The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates of Musical Theatre Performance BA (Hons) at University of Chichester

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Musical Theatre Performance 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 £18500 £17500 £22000
25-75 percentile range £13000 - £25500 £14000 - £22500 £15500 - £26000

Salary of all UK Graduates of Musical Theatre

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £19497 £18360 £22141
25-75 percentile range £15979 - £24075 £13492 - £22848 £16777 - £27979

What You Will Learn

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

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

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 Musical Theatre Performance BA (Hons) at University of Chichester

25% Elementary occupations
15% Teaching Professionals
15% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
5% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Administrative occupations
5% Teaching and Childcare Associate Professionals
5% Skilled trades occupations
5% Artistic, literary and media occupations
5% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Sales occupations

Grading & Study Time

Assessment Methods

Study Time Distribution

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Candidates will be required to demonstrate, in a performance audition, ability in dance, acting and singing. Applicants with high levels of performance skills may be considered for a lower academic offer.

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6
PTE Academic 50
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Tuition Fees Musical Theatre Performance BA (Hons)

EU £14500 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
International £14500 year 1

Additional fee information

There is a 10% tuition fee scholarship for EU students.

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 Chichester in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Chichester in related subject specific rankings.

Arts Visual & Performing

    • #31 
    • #38 
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 24 September, 2022]
    • #41 
    • #50 
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]

See all university rankings of University of Chichester

What students say about studying Musical Theatre in the UK?

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About University of Chichester

The University of Chichester is a government funded university based in West Sussex, England. The main campus, known as Bishop Otter, is located in the cathedral city of Chicester. The university has another campus called Bognor Regis, situated close to Hotham Park. With 14 different departments, the university has a lot of study options to attract a variety of students.

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Where is this programme taught

Bishop Otter Campus
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Bishop Otter Campus, Chichester
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