- Course summary
- Course detail
- Entry requirements
- Fees and funding
- How to apply
- During the course
- Teaching staff
- What our students say
- Jobs and placements
- Career and study progression
- Konstantin Stanislavski
- Sanford Meisner
- Uta Hagen
- Katie Mitchell.
- general musicianship
- individual instrumental work
- acting through song
- ensemble music-making.
- mock auditions
- two major theatre productions
- the West End agents’ showcase.
For more information see our interview and audition page:
- a unique, exciting and demanding training in professional acting and musicianship.
- training as an actor-musician that will allow you to integrate your skills in acting, singing and instrumental-playing.
- the industry knowledge you need to develop a career in the professional performing arts sector.
- the ability to be a self-reflective practitioner – an artist who can think, who can write, who can create their own work.
- the skills to perform within all styles of theatrical performance.
Year one (Level 4)
- Acting Studies 1
- Ensemble Music-Making
- Voice and Speech 1
- Movement for Actors 1
- The Actor and the Song 1
- Music for Theatre 1
- 121 Instrumental Lessons (additional studies)
- Movement Fundamentals (additional studies)
- Neutral Mask (additional studies)
- Stage Combat (additional studies)
- Acting Studies 2
- Composition for Theatre
- Voice and Speech 2
- Movement for Actors 2
- The Actor and the Song 2
- Music for Theatre 2
- 121 Instrumental Lessons (additional studies)
- Accents (additional studies)
- Verse Speaking (additional studies)
- Clown/Bouffon (additional studies)
- Theatre for Young Audiences
- Public Production 1
- Advanced Musical Production
- Professional Practice
- Advanced Movement and Voice
- Research Project
- 121 Instrumental Lessons (additional studies).
You will need:
- 120-128 UCAS tariff points (or equivalent) normally in a minimum of two subject areas
- GCSE English and Maths (grade A*-C) or Level 2 equivalent.
You are welcome to apply even if you don't have any formal qualifications. Your application will be considered on its individual merits taking into account your professional, work and life experiences and also your ability to engage with and benefit from the course. You must also show equivalent competencies in English and Maths.
International students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 6.0 or above and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).
In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications. Please visit http://www.uwl.ac.uk/international/your-country to check for local equivalencies.
We offer pre-sessional English language courses if you do not meet these requirements. Find out more about our English Language courses
Fees for home and EU students
- Main fee
Fees for overseas students
- Main fee
- £11,500 Find out if you are a home or overseas student.
Help with funding is available to a range of students, whether you are studying full or part-time, in your home country or overseas.
You may be eligible for a student loan to cover the cost of tuition fees or a maintenance loan to support you during your studies. Additional funding is available to some types of students, such as those with dependants, disabled students and more. Find out more about applying for student loans and other funding options.
We also offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to help you. Current scholarships include:
- Full Time Undergraduate Bursary: a £3,000 award for new undergraduate students.
- Path to Success Scholarship: a £4,000 award for students on a four-year degree course with a foundation year.
Other scholarships are also available, including awards for specific subjects. Find out more and check your eligibility for the scholarships and bursaries listed above.
Please note fees are paid for each year of study unless otherwise stated. You will be required to re-enrol and pay fees at the beginning of each academic year. Fees may be subject to government regulations on fee increases. Future inflationary increases will be applied to each subsequent year of the course, subject to government regulations on fee increases.
How to apply
As part of your application, we invite you to attend an audition.
In the first section of the audition, we will ask you to participate in a short dance or movement session, and a short improvisation workshop.
For the second section, we will ask you to prepare and perform a monologue from a contemporary play (post-1980) of up to 20 lines, and then a musical theatre song of approximately 64 bars.
The audition process will also require you to play short musical pieces (of approximately one minute) on each of their major instruments. Applications are encouraged from musicians from non-traditional training, including those who are self taught, as well as from applicants who have received a more formal instrumental training.
Please note, there will be a £40 charge to attend all auditions.
For detailed information on how to prepare your portfolio and what to expect in the interview or audition please see our Interview and audition processes page.Apply for this course
UK and EU students
Apply for this course at www.ucas.com when UCAS applications are open, from the previous September until June (see dates). You will need our institution code W05 and the UCAS code given on the right hand side of this page.
If the UCAS deadline has passed, you can apply through Clearing by calling our hotline on 0800 036 8888 (or +44 8231 2468). Clearing takes place over the summer months (July to September).
If you are making an early application, before UCAS has opened, you can apply directly to the University by clicking the red 'apply now' button above. You should also use this button to receive specialist information if you are applying for Nursing and Midwifery courses.
During the course
During the course you will have the opportunity to act in, and create the music for, two full-length productions. There will also be an agents’ showcase for industry professionals in the West End. In all these projects, and throughout the entire course, you will be taught by leading practitioners – many of whom still work actively within the profession.
The department has a full range of musical instruments that you are able to borrow whilst you are learning a new instrument.
What our students say
Eric Smith - BA (Hons) Acting
'The three years I spent at LCM helped me to realise what kind of actor and person I wanted to be when going out into the industry, whilst helping me to expand on and improve my craft.
With enough hard work I was able to graduate with a first class honours and gain representation from Oxford Adam Associates. I don't believe that any of this would have happened if I didn't go through clearing to join LCM and I am so glad I made that decision.'
Jobs and placements
Career and study progression
Graduates may go on to careers in:
- acting in West End and regional professional theatre
- musical direction
- physical and devised theatre
- theatre for young audiences
- teaching (following the successful completion of a PGCE)
- related creative industries.
Our London College of Music has an extensive portfolio of Masters level courses, which provide excellent study progression routes. We also further encourage an interaction between specialisms, to enrich your postgraduate experience.
See our postgraduate postgraduate courses.
Our degrees are designed to help you find the career that's right for you. 96% of our graduates are in work within 6 months of graduating.
With our desirable West London location, we have strong links with many national and multinational organisations such as the BBC, Hewlett-Packard (HP) Ltd, Middlesex Law society and the Savoy Education Trust. We have a strong track record of providing valuable work placements and we also provide hands-on experience at the University through our Student Ambassadors' scheme.
Many of our staff have successful backgrounds in relevant industries and can advise you on how to kick-start your career. Our careers service will also help you realise your potential by offering specialist advice and guidance on a wide range of careers issues, including:
- job hunting
- recruitment and selection procedures
- further study.
We are The Career University.