The International College of Musical Theatre (ICMT) and Coventry University are working together to launch the first accelerated Musical Theatre Performance degree course in the UK.
The new two-year course is a first for conservatoire-style vocational training and has been designed to help get students into the industry, on stage, and starting their career sooner - which aims to cut the cost of studying to allow more people from different backgrounds to enter the profession with a degree.
The BA (Hons) Musical Theatre Performance degree will be delivered from the ICMT Campus in central London and validated by Coventry University, with a faculty of current performers, directors, choreographers, musical directors, singers, and leading practitioners in their respective fields, taking students through intensive training across the core triple threat disciplines of singing, acting, and dancing
The institution already attracts many students who have completed a 3-year degree programme, who then attend for an additional practical year, to become industry-ready. Now, they can begin their studies with ICMT with an intensive programme from day one, save money and gain a full degree. There is no doubt that there are a large number of young and talented individuals who cannot pursue the arts due to economic constraints, therefore an accelerated degree will ensure the performing arts are more widely accessible.
ICMT is the only musical theatre college in the UK with campuses in multiple international locations, including New York and Rome, and students will be trained to audition for musical theatre projects in Europe.
Coventry University has a history of championing the arts, thinking internationally and developing industry ready graduates, which led to the development of the course, to ensure there will always be the arts.
Applications are now open for the course starting in September 2022.