School of Musical Theatre: A Guide to Applying


Are you dreaming of a vibrant career in Musical Theatre? At ArtsEd, we’re excited to guide you through each step of your application process. Whether you’re considering the BA or the Foundation in Musical Theatre degree programme, this guide is designed to make your application journey informed and smooth sailing.

Deadline approaching, applications close on 1st March 2024 for 2024 entry.

1. Choosing The Right Programme

Assess each programme’s curriculum, duration, and prerequisites. This will help you align your choice with your career goals and educational background, setting the stage for a successful career in musical theatre.

  • Read about our School of Acting here.

2. Think About How You’ll Finance Your Studies

Take a moment to ponder your financial planning for your studies at ArtsEd. This is an important step before you begin the application process. We have various scholarships and funding options available, so please investigate and consider what financial support you might need throughout your studies.

Read about funding and scholarships available for ArtsEd students here.

Remember, investing in your education is investing in your future, and ensuring your financial stability during your studies will allow you to fully immerse yourself in the ArtsEd experience without undue stress.

3. Apply Online Via Our Application Portal Before 1st March 2024

Apply via our user-friendly online application portal. The digital portal is designed to guide applicants through a step-by-step process, from account creation to document submission. Having a checklist of necessary documents and prerequisites readily available can be immensely helpful at this stage.

Please note that our application deadline is on 1st March 2024, make sure you finish your applications by then.

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Stevie Doc – School of Musical Theatre Graduate 2023

Stevie Doc, triumphs in ITV’s 2023 “Mamma Mia! I Have a Dream” competition, securing the lead role of Sophie in “Mamma Mia!” at London’s Novello Theatre, starting 29 January 2024.

Jonathan O’Boyle, Director of the School of Musical Theatre:

“Stevie demonstrates the very best of ArtsEd’s ‘triple-threat’ training. Being an incredible performer, as well as ambassador for the school.”

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4. Pick Your Audition Date

Selecting your audition date is a crucial step in the application process. Consider your preparedness, availability, and any other commitments when choosing a date that allows you ample time for thorough preparation and relaxation before the audition. Mark the date in your calendar, set reminders, and organise your schedule to build towards this important day.

5. Get Audition Ready Using Our Useful Tips

Audition preparation is often marked by a blend of excitement and nervousness. Utilise our useful tips and guides to navigate your preparation phase seamlessly.

Ensure you adhere to the guidelines provided and engage in rigorous practice. Seeking feedback from mentors or peers during this phase can also provide valuable insights into your preparation.

6. Audition Day: Relax and Enjoy

The audition day is your moment to shine and showcase your talent and dedication to the craft. Approach the day with a calm, positive mindset and remember to enjoy the process. Whether you’re auditioning in person or virtually, ensure that you are present in the moment, and convey not just your skills, but also your passion and personality. Your authenticity and enjoyment of the craft will undoubtedly shine through when you’re genuinely engaged.

7. Wait for the Results

After auditioning, patience is your ally. Regardless of the outcome, the experience you gain is a stepping stone in your musical theatre journey.

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8. If You Didn’t Get the Result You Were Hoping For, Don’t Worry

If you didn’t get the outcome you were hoping for, or you feel you’re not ready for the BA programme yet, have you considered our foundation programme.

Step into the spotlight with ArtsEd’s Full-Time Foundation Course in Musical Theatre! Led by Barney McElholm, this course is your perfect launchpad into the exhilarating world of musical theatre, focusing on nurturing your skills and confidence in singing, dancing, and acting. You’ll receive intensive one-to-one singing tuition, ensemble dance training in jazz and ballet, and tailor-made audition preparation, all delivered by our BA course tutors. With our experienced ArtsEd team guiding you, you’ll gain invaluable insights into what drama schools seek in auditions. Whether you’re aiming to progress to a full-time training course or just beginning your journey in musical theatre, our programme is designed to help you shine. Get ready to take the stage and embark on an unforgettable journey in musical theatre with ArtsEd!

Application deadline for our Foundation Programme is 1st March 2024.

Check out our foundation programme below.

Foundation in Musical Theatre

Each of these steps in the journey to applying for ArtsEd School of Acting unfolds a unique set of experiences and learnings. Embrace each stage with curiosity, dedication, and a love for the performing arts to pave your way into an exciting education in Acting or Musical Theatre. Remember, your journey in the performing arts is not just about perfecting the skill but also about enjoying the process and learning continually.

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