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BA (Hons) Musical Theatre and Drama - Audition process

If your application is successful you will be invited to audition. We understand that this may make you feel nervous but please don't be! We want you to enjoy the experience so we are here to put you at ease and help you to perform to your best. 

Here's some more information about the audition process and some tips for the day!

You will need to prepare the following before your audition:

  1. One solo song from the musical theatre repertoire. You must provide sheet music and a pianist will be provided on the day.
  2. A prepared audition speech. Please choose an audition speech, that is no longer than one minute, from a published play written in the last 50 years. This should be performed from memory.

On the day of your audition you will:

  • Perform your solo song.

  • Participate in a group drama/acting technique workshop.

  • Perform your monologue and participate in an interview where you will discuss your knowledge and experience of drama and musical theatre.

  • Have the opportunity to learn more about the course

  • Take a tour around our excellent facilities at the Performance Hub

Top Tips:

  • Check the timings and location of your audition. We are based on the Walsall Campus. Ideally arrive at least 15 minutes before your call time.

  • Come appropriately attired; loose, comfortable clothing is ideal!

  • Be prepared to work with staff. We are looking for students who work well in a team and can listen to, and apply feedback.

We are assessing your ability to:

  • Work with energy and confidence

  • Work well with others

  • Maintain concentration

  • Listen to, and apply feedback

  • Communicate your passion for your chosen subject