What will I learn?

Course Overview

  • One-to-one singing lessons and repertoire coaching
  • Regular acting skills classes with tutors from RWCMD’s well established acting programmes working with improvisation, character, relationships and text
  • Vocal skills classes focussing on physical techniques for performance as well as vocal physiology, dialect and accents
  • Classes in dance skills including jazz and tap, and the effective use of movement in theatrical communication
  • Practical sessions on audition technique in preparation for professional stage and television auditions
  • Showcase presentations in Cardiff and London to an invited audience of agents, casting directors and potential employers
  • Roles in public performances including at least one cabaret and one fully staged production

Which department am I in?


Study options

Full Time (10 months)

Tuition fees
£23,117.00 (US$ 31,817) Overall cost
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022


Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Castle Grounds,

Cathays Park,


CF10 3ER, Wales

Entry requirements

For international students

Normal entry requirements include an undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification. The College is able to consider applications from people without formal qualifications who have an exceptional level of ability, practical experience and a good understanding of the musical theatre profession. Working in a professional company or companies for at least three years would substantiate this. 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. IELTS Academic overall score 70 with minimum score of 5.5 each in reading and writing; 6.5 each in listening and speaking; TOEFL iBT overall score 100 with minimum score of 22 in listening and speaking; 18 in reading; and 20in writing.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.