BA (Hons) Musical Theatre Performance

An accelerated degree that gets you into the industry sooner

Course Overview

This accelerated, two-year BA (Hons) Musical Theatre Performance degree is awarded by Coventry University. This degree is a first for conservatoire-style training in England and is aimed at those wishing to have a professional career in musical theatre.

At the ICMT, our training is rigorously designed to hone and expand your existing skillset in a safe and nurturing environment. We will furnish you with the technical, practical, and creative expertise required to succeed in today’s professional industry.

Our faculty includes current performers, directors, choreographers, musical directors, singers, and leading practitioners in their respective fields. Together, they will guide you through an intensive practical-based course covering all the major musical theatre disciplines of acting, singing, and dance.

You will receive practical training at the ICMT studios daily, working on your craft through an extensive series of technical classes, workshops, and performance projects spanning the length and breadth of musical theatre. At the ICMT, we know that having a successful performing career requires hours of dedication and practice.

Your contact hours and professional experiences will match (and in some cases exceed) that of a typical 3-year musical theatre degree course. Our training celebrates individuality in small class sizes where you are a name, not a number.

Professional Development
BA (Hons) Musical Theatre Performance

Key Details

BA (Hons)
Awarding Institution
Coventry University
Monday to Friday
Coventry University

"It was an amazing opportunity to work with some of the industry’s finest performers. Class sizes were small which meant more 1 to 1 contact time.

The tutors were incredible to work with and gave us the most current and relevant training possible."

Alicia Mencia
ICMT Alumni
Moulin Rouge, Get On Your Feet, Rocket Man, Cabaret, Bohemian Rhapsody

Course information

To be accepted on our musical theatre courses, students must audition first. If you need any further information, please don't hesitate to contact us at


You will need to prepare 2 contrasting songs of your choice (1 ideally musical theatre). You should bring sheet music with you to the audition, and each song should last no longer than 2 minutes.
The panel will take into consideration: acting-through-song, range, tone, interpretation, technique and musicality.


You will need to prepare a monologue of your choice that is no longer than 3 minutes.
The panel will take into consideration: truth, text connection and understanding, characterisation, vocal clarity, projection, and presentation.


You will take part in a group jazz class led by a member of our faculty. You will learn a routine and work through techniques to demonstrate technique, musicality, spatial awareness, timing, style, and presentation.


Applicants will undergo a short interview with a senior member of the ICMT team. This is an opportunity for us to get to know each other and for you to tell us why you would make a great ICMT student.

Acceptance to the ICMT is based on an applicants performance, aptitude and ability. It is also recommended that applicants have the following academic qualifications:

UK Academic Requirements
  • GCSE: 5 subjects (score 9-4), or equivalent, including maths and either English or English Literature.
  • BTEC: DMM (Distinction, merit, merit) in a relevant subject: Musical Theatre/Drama/Dance/Performing Arts


  • A-level or equivalent: Grade D or above, to ideally include Drama/Drama and Theatre Studies/Performing Arts/Dance/English Literature.
  • Where A-level or equivalent does not include Drama or Performing Arts, other drama/theatre experiences will be considered.

International Academic Requirements

The ICMT is currently unable to sponsor Tier 4 Student Visas for international applications to our BA (Hons) Musical Theatre Performance course. However, students who can demonstrate settled or pre-settled status (EU applicants) or hold (or obtain) a British Passport through UK ancestry are welcome to apply.

However, please register your interest with us, and we will contact you when this situation changes.

Those unable to apply to this course can apply to our EU Bespoke course and our 3-month course.

Those who qualify must meet a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent, with no component less than 5.5, which is required for those for whom English is not their first language.

Tuition Fees 2023/2024

UK Students: £13,000 per year.

International Students: £18,000 per year

  • All training costs.
  • Weekly private singing lessons.
  • Full-scale, end of course musical production.
  • Additional performance opportunities.
  • Coventry University validation fee.

Additional Costs
  • Dancewear (a list will be provided)
  • Books and stationery
  • Professional headshot (2nd year)
  • Spotlight membership (2nd year)
  • Training & return flights to New York (optional trip)


We are in the process of registering with the Office for Students, which, if approved will allow students to apply for student finance. We encourage you to continue with your application so that we can keep you updated.

What you will study


2-Year Accelerated Degree
Enter the industry sooner. Complete your BA (Hons) Musical Theatre Performance Degree in just two years, saving time and money.
Network & Showcase
Audition in front of a panel of agents and other industry professionals in your final semester. Most of our students receive representation this way.
You will participate in various performance projects throughout your course, culminating in a full-scale, publicly performed musical at the end of your training.
Practical Training
Acting, singing, and dancing, all day, every day.
As part of your professional preparation, you will record an individual showreel.
Weekly Voice Lesons
Each week you will receive a 30-minute private singing lesson with a professional vocal coach.