BA (Hons) Musical Theatre One Year Top Up 


This Course has been created to enable artistic, talented and committed artists to achieve an undergraduate degree in one year. The Course is designed to embellish and develop their present artistry and extend their awareness and understanding of areas not previously explored in the Musical Theatre world.

Candidates for the course must be over 18 and have a Trinity College London Professional Diploma in Musical Theatre, Dance or Acting (at least level 5) OR evidence of professional work in Musical Theatre.

The Course is flexible, adaptable and timetabled to fit professional work patterns. It is practice driven with units in Critical Analysis of Musical Theatre in Production, Research and Development in Musical Theatre Practice and Production in Musical Theatre Practice culminating in a presentation which encompasses all the elements of musical theatre production. Students will present their final assessment to a panel of industry professionals. 

The main focus of the BA (Hons) Course is to populate the industry with innovative and enthusiastic artists wishing to extend their skills and careers beyond performance alone and so promote the future of Musical Theatre.

The new course is validated by the University for the Creative Arts (UCA), which has campuses in Epsom, Farnham, Rochester and Canterbury. With its founding colleges dating back as far as 1866, UCA has a long history of producing talent for the creative industries, sporting Oscar and BAFTA winners amongst its alumni. 

Application Process and Further Information

Application is made directly to Laine Theatre Arts. All applicants will be interviewed. 

Candidates will be informed of the result of their application within two weeks.


Watch this space for the new BA Hons INFORMATION SHEET 

“This course has proven to be an ideal platform to develop my individual artistry. The freedom of exploration allows me to tailor my learning to suit my professional needs whilst providing exposure to various career options within the industry.”   Andrew Hudson (graduate 2016)

Head of Course:  Sean Williams MA

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DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY BY TOP PROFESSIONALS: We have recently developed and designed this practice-based course to enable trained professionals to gain further technical skills in Musical Theatre, particularly in Performance and Musical Theatre Choreography. The acquisition of a Degree will also open up new opportunities such as being able to pursue further HE Study or giving flexibility in changing career path.

UNIQUE & EXCITING IN CONTENT: Designed to fit in with work patterns and to address the needs of the individual, the course will include development of performance skills in musical theatre and a greater understanding of the genre through modules in Performance, Research Practice and Choreography for Musicals.

Teaching and Learning will take place in a variety of contexts such as; weekend workshops, rehearsals, group classes, individual tutorials, self-directed study and performance. Students will be expected to attend the taught elements of the course for one or two week blocks during the holiday breaks and some weekends during the academic year.


Laine Theatre Arts, The Studios

East Street, Epsom
Surrey KT17 1HH

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