University of the West of Scotland

University of the West of Scotland

Musical Theatre

BA Musical Theatre (3rd Year Entry)

Follow your dream of success on Scotland’s first musical theatre degree. The UWS degree in Performance will give you practical experience in a range of associated musical theatre genres.
This unique new programme, developed in collaboration between Stow College, Glasgow, and University of the West of Scotland, has been devised to enhance the ‘triple threat’ performer in acting, singing and dance which make these areas the core of this practical degree. Individual and team work, personal and professional skills, and theoretical and analytical techniques are all addressed within this unique degree in order to build a career in the creative and cultural industries.

You should have a strong interest in musical theatre performance, singing, dance and acting and have the ability to discuss your views on performances you have seen. Likely interests of applicants should also include literature, writing, performance, music and art. Modules have been designed to respond to a range of employment opportunities across the cultural and creative industries. You will be encouraged to further develop skills already gained during your previous studies in singing, dance and acting while learning new choreographic techniques and enhancing your current skills to a professional level. At the end of first trimester you will participate in a professionally produced musical theatre piece. At the end of the second trimester you will produce your own 15-minute solo performance in a public theatre and will be given the chance to invite an audience of professionals, peers and agents.

This course will be delivered at Stow College, Glasgow. For more information please contact Stow on +44 (0)844 249 8585

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Key Information

University of the West of Scotland

For information on UWS performance and screen programmes contact: University Direct. Email:, tel: 0800 027 1000

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University of the West of Scotland
Ayr Campus, University Avenue

01292 886000

01292 88 6371


Key Contacts

Jane Robertson

Programme Leader, Musical Theatre


Jo Ronan

Programme Leader, Performance


Stuart Hepburn

Programme Leader, Contemporary Screen Acting


Lynn Sinclair

Programme Leader, Broadcast Production


Andrew Jarvis

Programme Leader, Filmmaking and Screenwriting