This programme provides specialist skills for a career in Musical Theatre Performance, the creative industries, and further study, with a specialist focus on vocal technique and development.

The aim of the programme is to produce imaginative, intelligent and employable practitioners who demonstrate creativity through their discipline and beyond. Modules have strong vocational elements, a breadth of curriculum and experience (with the potential for specialism), a contemporary outlook, and embedded technological skills for both practical and artistic purposes.

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18th May 2021

UCAS Application Portal Goes Live

You can register and start your application for 2022.

However, you will not be able to submit it to UCAS until September 2021.

7th September

UCAS Applications Can Be Submitted

You can pay and send your completed application to UCAS. Unis and colleges can also start making decisions on applications they've received. You can see the course page on UCAS via the link below.

13th November

Degree Course

Open Day

This is your chance to come and say hello. You'll be able to take a tour of our gorgeous facilities, meet staff and current students, see classes in action and ask any questions you might have. 

We are running two different sessions at 10am and 12noon. Please complete the form below to register your attendance and select which session you would like to attend.

20th November

BA Musical Theatre Workshop Day - BELFAST

Our Musical Theatre Workshop days will be delivered by course tutors and industry professionals giving you the chance to develop as a performer and put your skills to the test alongside likeminded individuals. Email your questions to: or click the link below to register your place.

4th December

BA Musical Theatre Taster Day - CHESTER

Our Musical Theatre Workshop days will be delivered by course tutors and industry professionals giving you the chance to develop as a performer and put your skills to the test alongside likeminded individuals. Email your questions to: or click the link below to register your place.

15th January

29th January

19th February

12th March

26th March

Once you have submitted your application, you will be allocated an initial audition date. You audition will be held at The Hammond in front of an audition panel. We're finalising the audition requirements and you can find them here in the coming weeks. The Hammond does not charge for auditions for this course.

Audition Days

The Hammond BA Graduate Showcase

21st March (week commencing)

The Hammond's third-year BA (Hons) Musical Theatre Performance students perform for a live audience of agents, casting directors and creatives in both Chester and London location to be announced. Tickets will also be on sale for the general public. 

12th May - 14th May

The Hammond BA Production

A full book musical performed by The Hammond's third-year students in our on-site 400-seat theatre. Tickets will be on sale to the general public if you want to come along and see the course in action!



The programme aims to nurture and develop the cognitive and practical skills to prepare students for graduate employment; the programme is designed to give an academic foundation for a range of career prospects within the creative industries. The course embodies knowledge and application which is supported by engagement with theoretical and contextual studies. The curriculum reflects the nature of work within the creative industries which requires technical competence, artistry and creativity.

Practical skills acquisition is continually underpinned by an academic theoretical understanding of the genres along with key cognitive skills which ensure that the learner is thoroughly prepared for the changeability and challenges of the workplace.

The modules facilitate both breadth and depth of learning and are designed to encourage progressively more autonomy allowing students to develop intellectually as independent, critically reflective practitioners. The course offers students the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge outside of module lessons through extra-curricular dance, fitness and vocal classes, as well as providing bookable studio space for independent study. 

Students will focus on three main areas of study within the discipline of musical theatre; singing, acting and dance, with singing and vocal technique underpinning acting and dance. Progression between the levels is clear and facilitates the development of three key themes: performance, professional development and contextual studies: theoretical engagement and critical thinking drives practice throughout the programme. 

Students are provided with the opportunity to develop technical, artistic, creative, theoretical and critical understanding of musical theatre performance.

The Programme aims to:

  • Foster the development of intelligent performers by providing opportunities for the acquisition, application and improvement of technical, artistic and creative skills.

  • Encourage the development of knowledgeable performers with an awareness of the historic, cultural and social context of the profession they are entering by engagement with academic theoretical studies.

  • Promote the development of reflective performers by providing opportunities for students to engage with analysis, evaluative practices and critical thinking.

  • Produce responsible performers and promote career longevity by instilling the principles of health, fitness and safe practice as a foundation for maximising physical efficiency.

  • Produce independent performers by facilitating increasing learner autonomy throughout the course.

  • Produce professional performers by providing extensive experience of public performance.

Graduates will be equipped with a collection of specialist and transferable skills enabling them to gain employment in a range of professional contexts including other areas away from performing arts. 



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