Develop as a triple-threat performer who excels at singing, acting and dancing, with our BA (Hons) Musical Theatre degree in Cambridge.
ARU Senior Lecturer Practitioner Ryan Murphy shares his experiences of, and passion for singing, composing, acting and more.Meet your Course Leader
As a Musical Theatre student at ARU, you’ll train with industry professionals, take part in showcases and productions from Year 1, and gain real-world experience.
On our BA (Hons) Musical Theatre degree you will gain skills unique to musical theatre training, specifically actor-musicianship, physical theatre, dance and choreography.
Your tutors will include established musical directors, artistic directors and choreographers – and you’ll learn in professional facilities including our Mumford Theatre.
With a buzzing creative scene, and opportunities to perform in renowned local venues, Cambridge is the perfect place to study Musical Theatre. You can even choose to study abroad for a semester, with funding on offer to help cover the cost.
In your first year as a Musical Theatre student we’ll work on a small-scale musical, before tackling a full-scale book musical as your second year begins.
Next comes an Industry Project on an intense four- to five-week schedule, led by a professional director and our resident Musical Director. This gives you a real-world, authentic experience of industry practice in musical theatre production. We’ll also support you to learn through work-based projects, internships or placements. You can even take an optional placement year.
Our Musical Theatre degree features four productions and two skills showcases. You’ll learn advanced audition techniques and produce your own showreel. Alongside this, you’ll gain confidence, emotional resilience, and the ability to work as part of a team.
Graduate ready for careers in musical theatre and a wide range of professions in the creative industries, the arts, and education.
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As part of your Musical Theatre studies at ARU, you’ll have access to all of our creative facilities including:
As a Musical Theatre student, you’ll have the opportunity to:
Course Leader, BA (Hons) Musical Theatre; Doctoral Researcher and Senior Lecturer Practitioner
Associate Professor of Drama
Senior Lecturer in Drama Course Leader, BA (Hons) Drama, BA (Hons) Drama and English Literature, BA (Hons) Drama and Film Studies
Senior Lecturer in Dance
We work with employers to make sure you graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need. They help us review what we teach and how we teach it - and they offer hands-on, practical opportunities to learn through work-based projects, internships or placements.
This degree prepares you for a variety of roles in musical theatre and the wider creative industries. Our wide choice of optional modules means that you will be able to specialise in a particular area, if you chose to. Possible careers include:
You can work as a musical theatre performer, director, choreographer, or stage manager or you could choose to focus on technical theatre. You could also create your own company, produce new work and tour it globally.
You can access jobs within arts organisations and management, acting as a theatre producer or event organiser, or join theatre and companies' marketing teams. You may develop as an arts journalist or critic or you could work in arts fundraising.
As a graduate you’ll have access numerous job opportunities within the educational world, pursuing a career as primary or secondary school teacher, or as a workshop facilitator for a variety of communities. You can work as a musical theatre assistant, supporting school and students' productions; you might also have a role touring schools to use musical theatre to educate student groups.
There are a growing number of roles in the health sector looking at the role of drama in well-being. If this area interests you, you might want to train as a dramatherapist with our MA Dramatherapy. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get 20% off your fees.
Working with people that have the experience and learning from them, I've really improved in my own ability as a producer as well as a performer.
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