Programme Information

The BA Musical Theatre programme offers a high level vocational education for those students who are dedicated to becoming skilled and innovative professional artists. The BAMT programme at SPAA offers an extraordinary combination of world-class training and facilities, with professional connections, and opportunities for international collaboration. Students will train with us as multi-disciplinary artists, who demonstrate outstanding integration skills within acting, singing, and dance, as well as option to gain a qualified dance teacher status (DDE) through our ISTD connections and with Estill International in developing skills as a vocal tutor.

The Musical Theatre programme looks for students who are passionate about musical theatre and have strong skill sets in either dance, acting or singing. Beyond skilled, the programme seeks those who are curious, ambitious about their own development, and passionate about language of Musical Theatre.

Students will spend time working with lecturers and creative teams on new work, contemporary material, and traditional repertoire from the established global Musical Theatre network. The teaching week will consist of a minimum 30 hours contact per week of 3, 12 week terms. Daily classes include, Dance: (Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Double work) Body conditioning: (Yoga, Pilates, Gym, Nutrition, Mindfulness). Acting: (Physical, Theory, Context, Ensemble, improvisation) Voice: (Script, Speech, Physical) Singing: (Ensemble singing, Theory, repertoire, one-to-one lessons) workshops and productions.

Upon graduation SPAA Musical Theatre student will leave having undertaken rigorous multidisciplinary training which provides the necessary skills to a sustainable career within the professional international Musical Theatre market and tools to be adaptive creatives with the aptitude to shape the future of the industry.

Eligibility Criteria

The Academy will only accept applicants who have the aptitude and commitment required for entering the professional world of performing arts.

Performance students (Musical Theatre and Acting Programmes) must pass the audition process

Production and technical students must pass the practical test and interview process.  Proof of successful completion of secondary schooling (with certificates) and English proficiency will be required on the audition / interview day.

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Admission Requirements
programme fees

Audition & Interview Process

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

SPAA is looking for students who have the potential to be confident, independent learners who are willing to embrace diversity, work with imagination, and commit to rigorous work and long hours of practice and study.

There is an online application for Programmes where you will be asked to enter personal details and education history. 

During the audition process, the panel is looking for students who are excited about creating theatre, interested in the world around them and willing to engage fully with the training process. With over 30 hours of contact time per week, the BA Musical Theatre programme is intensive and requires full commitment, so the panel will also be looking to see if the candidate is ready emotionally and physically to undertake the rigors of this study.

During the day the panel will be assessing your skills in acting, movement, and singing, and looking to see if you have potential to be trained in these areas. SPAA is not looking for a ‘finished’ or ‘perfect’ product. In the first instance these ideals do not exist in theatre and we are interested in process rather product.

For more information or queries on musical theatre courses, you can contact us at musicaltheatre@spaa.ae