University of West London
Musical Theatre BA (Hons)
University of West London

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Our musical theatre course, developed by industry practitioners, is for people with practical performance experience who want to enter the performing arts as professionals.

As an actor-singer, you will be encouraged to become an inspiring artist, able to think for yourself and to lead in the development of original works of musical theatre.

A unique aspect of this musical theatre degree is its setting within the musical conservatoire. This rich educational environment gives you collaborative opportunities with composers, performers, jazz musicians, music technology students, photographers and fashion designers.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 8 graduates of Musical Theatre BA (Hons) at University of West London for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Musical Theatre.

Overall student satisfaction
47 /100
8 total respondents
The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates of Musical Theatre BA (Hons) at University of West London

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of 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 £19000 £20000 £23500
25-75 percentile range £14000 - £23500 £14500 - £25000 £17000 - £30500


Salary of all UK Graduates of Musical Theatre

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £19045 £17710 £21517
25-75 percentile range £15951 - £23247 £12504 - £22119 £15656 - £27019

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of 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 Musical Theatre BA (Hons) at University of West London

35% Artistic, literary and media occupations
12% Sales occupations
12% Elementary occupations
7% Teaching Professionals
6% Other Educational Professionals
4% Customer service occupations
4% Business and public service associate professionals
3% Skilled trades occupations
3% Leisure, travel and related personal service occupations
1% Managers, directors and senior officials

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

Pass Access to HE Diploma (Minimum of 45 credits at level 3)

GCSE (or recognised equivalent) English and Mathematics at Grade C or above

Requirements for international students / English requirements

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

    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 5.5
    • 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 Musical Theatre, BA (Hons).

Costs

Tuition Fees Musical Theatre BA (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Ireland £9250 year 1
International £13250 year 1

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)
  • year 2
  • year 3

University Rankings

Positions of University of West London in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of West London in related subject specific rankings.

Arts Visual & Performing

    • #23 
    • #29 
    Music
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published ]
    • #49 
    • #58 
    Music
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]

See all university rankings of University of West London

What students say about studying Musical Theatre in the UK?

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About University of West London

The University of West London (UWL) is a government funded university in England. West London is made up of eight distinct schools: Claude Littner Business School, London Geller College of Hospitality and Tourism, the School of Computing and Engineering, the College of Nursing, London College of Music, the School of Law and Criminology, the School of Human and Social Sciences, and the London School of Film.

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Where is this programme taught

Ealing / Brentford
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Main site - West London
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