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Degree Course
ROM Students in Nuns costumes performing to Sister Act the Musical

In Year 1, you will develop a knowledge of the basic concepts of the subjects you will be exploring.

In terms of skills development, it can be thought of as ‘learning to learn’ where you will advance your techniques in areas such as approaches to problem solving and developing the skills that will enable you to communicate accurately and effectively. 

You start to strengthen your core skills whilst preparing for the profession. 

First year aims to set you up with a professional practice and strength to become a performer. A great foundation for the next two years. 

As well as performing a book musical at the end of each year, students will create a Musical Theatre in Education piece to perform in local schools. 

Students will be assessed in all practical and theoretical classes, before moving on to their second year.

Year 2 is an intermediate level of study. 

You will have learned to engage with the content effectively, applying principles within a range of contexts and be able to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to solving problems. 

The second year of the course aims to strengthen your core subjects and broaden your technique. This is building on the foundation you were taught in your first year. 

The second year will give you the chance to join our in-house agency and work professionally.

The year 2 project will be a specifically devised piece that will work with new writers in Musical Theatre and be performed either on site or a site specific piece. You will also have the opportunity to take part in a book musical. 

By the end of your second year, we aim to make sure you have a good knowledge and understanding of the industry you are exerting, feeling prepared for your final year.

This is the final honours level of the degree programme. 

On successful completion of this stage, you should have developed the professional skills and understanding necessary for you to make an immediate and effective impact within the workplace when you graduate. 

You will have developed an understanding of a complex body of knowledge, some of which will have drawn on the current boundaries within performance disciplines.

In your third year there are even more performance opportunities, to showcase your abilities more widely. These include an Agent Showcase, a specially filmed devised piece as well as principal and/or featured roles in a book musical .

The third year encompasses a dissertation which can have practical and presentation elements and highlight your knowledge and understanding of the performing arts industry.

Course Fees

£27,750 (£9,250 per academic year)*

A £2000 associate fee is also payable yearly, 21 days before the academic year starts.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements are 2 A-Levels Grade E or above (32 UCAS points) or an equivalent level 3 qualification, plus three GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, including English Language. 

Offers may be made to applicants with lower qualifications/UCAS points who present high levels of performance skills or have Significant prior professional experience.

Entrance to the Rom Theatre Arts course is by audition only. Requirements for audition: 

A dance workshop, where we want you to bring your own individual flare and performance skills 

An acting through song workshop, in which we will explore the context of a song in a workshop setting.

  1. One prepared vocal piece (musical theatre) or 
  2. One prepared dance routine (in your chosen style) or
  3. One prepared monologue (of your own choice) 

Successful candidates are contacted as soon as possible, and where possible are told audition results on the day. We may also ask for additional self-tape performances if we need to see a little more before decision is made. First Round video submissions are possible at the discretion of the Director.

Auditions are held throughout the year at our institution.