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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Musical Theatre

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

About this course
The MA in Musical Theatre at LJMU has been designed for actors, directors, choreographers, MDs, composers, lyricists, librettists and teachers.

  • ​Join a passionate community of musical theatre scholars and artists
  • Participate in an annual festival of performance and scholarship titled “Adventures In Musical Theatre”
  • Benefit from a highly flexible, student-centred curriculum and delivery structure, with an emphasis on learning through creative risk and play
  • Take advantage of opportunities to include current work-based activity or undertake a placement
  • Enjoy access to a wide network of local, regional, national and international partners

The MA Musical Theatre seeks to develop your mastery of musical theatre craft, alongside current, relevant critical enquiry and scholarship. The programme focuses on the question: “what constitutes excellence in musical theatre?”

​At the heart of the programme's work is an exploration of craft in creative processes and a belief that rigorous critical enquiry and best creative practice are inextricably linked. It aims to champion new work and new ways of working, and celebrates the unique expressive opportunities and appeal of the musical.

​With a unique ideology and appeal, the degree embraces not only the commercial musical theatre of Broadway and the West End but more experimental work, alongside other recognised forms such as cabaret, burlesque, melodrama, drag, and pantomime. The degree also provides a specific focus for the study of the British musical and its artists.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

This module will enable you to design, undertake, analyse and evaluate a significant piece of independent creative practice-as-research, in an advanced critical framework.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£15,600

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You will need: a minimum 2:1 honours degree in a performing arts-related subject or a minimum three years professional training or significant musical theatre experience with demonstrable creative potential and critical thinking assessed through interview/audition and written submission and to demonstrate that you have sufficient knowledge to embark on and complete the programme so you should provide evidence of your learning capability, study opportunity and commitment.

University information

Founded in 1823, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is ranked in the top 600 higher education institutions in the world and attracts staff and students from over 100 countries. A host of taught courses and research opportunities are available across LJMU’s five faculties: Arts, Professional and Social Studies Education, Health and Community Engineering and Technology Science Liverpool Business School The...more