The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

College Details

Location: Castle Grounds, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3ER

Phone: +44 (0)29 20391 361

Email: [email protected] 

Website: www.rwcmd.ac.uk


Course: MA in MUSICAL THEATRE - 1 year, full-time

Course Details

 The programme runs from September until the end of July.

  • Individual singing technique lessons and repertoire coaching.
  • Regular acting skills classes with tutors from RWCMD’s well established acting programmes working with improvisation, character, relationships and text including poetry and Shakespeare
  • Vocal skills classes focusing on physical techniques for performance as well as vocal physiology, dialect and accents
  • Dance skills classes including ballet, jazz, repertoire and tap, and the effective use of movement for actors in theatrical communication
  • Practical sessions on audition technique and repertoire preparation for professional stage auditions.
  • Showcase presentations in Cardiff and London to an invited audience of agents, casting directors and potential employers.
  • Roles in public performances including regular Cabarets, Concerts, as well as a Studio Production, and Fully Staged Musical.

Entry Requirements

Selection is made on the basis of an audition process in which candidates will need to demonstrate strong practical skills in all three areas of musical theatre performance – acting, singing and dance – with an exceptional level of ability in at least two of these disciplines.

Minimum entry requirements may include an undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification. The College is able to consider applications from people without formal qualifications if they have an exceptional level of ability, practical experience, and have been working professionally within the musical theatre industry for at least two years.


Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Scholarship will be awarded by the College as part of the audition/selection process on the combined basis of merit and financial need. The Scholarship will cover course fees only and will be reviewed on an annual basis.

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

For more details on the course and how to apply for a place at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama visit their website here.