GUILDFORD SCHOOL OF ACTING  

College Details

Stag Hill Campus University of Surrey,  Guildford  GU2 7XH

Tel: +44 (0) 1483 684062

Email: [email protected]

http://www.gsauk.org 


Course: BA (Hons) Musical Theatre - 3 years, full-time

Course Details

UCAS Code: BA/W312

Guildford School of Acting provides a personalised, industry-focused education within the discipline of an ensemble to develop skills and abilities in preparation for a successful, rewarding and sustained career in Musical Theatre.

The BA Musical Theatre programme is a triple threat training in which skills of singing, dancing and acting are equally balanced to develop professional and collaborative sensibilities combined with professional rigour. Students take modules in acting, singing and dancing along with projects that are designed to integrate the technical skills. As the student progresses through the three years the training becomes more sophisticated, leading to a year-long season of showcase productions in the third year.

An important emphasis of the training is maintaining both physical and mental well-being as a ‘healthy performer’, and gaining an understanding of professional industry practices.

In Year One, students attend weekly practical ensemble singing classes, small group repertoire classes and one to one tutorials, dance classes in tap, ballet, jazz and a range of acting classes.

In Year Two the students integrate their techniques connecting physical, vocal and mental skills with the material of a musical.  They also take classes to introduce them to the industry, such as audition technique and they undertake an intensive screen acting course.

In the third year of the course students develop professional practice through audition classes, combined with showcase musicals performed in a range of theatres to a paying public, showcases in London, masterclasses, meetings with agents, casting directors and other industry professionals. 


The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Scholarship will be awarded by the School as part of the audition/selection process on the basis of merit. The Scholarship will cover course fees only and will be reviewed on an annual basis.  There will be one available Scholarship for the year 2020/21.

Please note that applications made directly to The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation will not be considered.

For more details on the course and how to apply for a place at The Guildford School of Acting visit their website: http://www.gsauk.org The deadline for 2020 course applications is 15 January 2020.