UCAS Applications Update:
Undergraduate 18+

BA (Hons) Musical Theatre

*This programme is subject to validation
We are no longer accepting applications to start this course in September 2022. Applications for a 2023 start open in September.
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For the future you

The Bristol Institute of Performing Arts' emphasis on learning and training through practice offers an environment in which you will be able to take creative risks. You'll explore and nurture your skills to become leading triple threat performers, creatives, choreographers and theatre-makers that are responsive to the creative and entertainment industries. Through this intensive and rigorous three-year practical BA (Hons) degree in Musical Theatre, you will put your training into practice through an array of live briefs, theatrical productions, and immersive experiences.

The Triple Threat Performer

Through practical Acting and Voice classes you will develop your individual performance skills building your voice, performance, dialogue, physicality, use of text and character development skills. Whether you're in Foundation, Intermediate or Advance Dance you'll be training at the level best suited to your ability. Weekly classes in Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Musical Theatre and Commercial/Contemporary, as well as fitness, balance, stamina, and strength will provide continuous opportunities for you to reflect, improve and discuss your dance progress and where appropriate change sets/groups to reflect your continuous dance development. Singing Technique is refined in practice through a diverse range of show styles, developing technical understanding, musicality, and confidence in solo/ensemble singing.

Becoming Industry Ready

Throughout the course you'll put your skills and training into action, this could be in one of thirty in-house productions produced each year or a touring production curated for an external venue, audience or event. No year will ever be the same with an ever-growing list of partners, events, and opportunities this course is designed to be reactive to fluctuating industry needs. Towards the end of your training, significant focus will be on your creative potential, stepping off-campus and into venues to ensure you're prepared for your transition into the industry, where you'll join our every growing list of alumni performing on stages across the world.

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We're in the process of collating the module information for this study programme, please check back soon or contact admissions.

Application Information

To apply you must register and complete your application using the UCAS online system.
Entry Requirements
96 UCAS points from a range of Level 3 qualifications (a-level, UAL, BTEC), the expectation is that one of these qualifications would be from a creative subject and an English 4/C. If you're over 21 and do not meet the standard entry requirements your application will be consider on individual merit and prior experiences. Applicants are required to attend a FREE audition and interview.
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Full-time Fee (Per Year)
Full-time Duration (Per Year)
3 Years
Part-Time Fee (Per Year)
Part-Time Duration (Per Year)
University Centre
Awarding/Validating University
University of Gloucestershire
UCAS Institution Code
S55 - SGS College Group
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"I have experienced some incredible opportunities"

"Throughout my time at BIPA, I believe I have grown into a completely different performer from the person I came in as. The course has helped me to understand my strengths but pushed me to work on my weaknesses and I have now evolved to be a confident and well-rounded performer. Finally, I have experienced some incredible opportunities whilst studying at BIPA such as touring New York and getting to perform in Holland."
BA (Hons) Musical Theatre