BA Musical Theatre

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The BA Musical Theatre Programme focuses on excellence, creating highly-skilled, versatile, entrepreneurial, and professional performers who are creative global citizens and are equipped to navigate a fruitful and diverse career in the performing arts.

Combining world-class facilities and curriculums, SPAA offers a wealth of knowledge and experience, delivered by a faculty comprising of industry professionals. Their experience merges the Western lens of Broadway and the West End with the exciting developmental elements of theatre in the Middle East and internationally.

The full-time, four-year Musical Theatre degree offers students intensive and thorough training in the key disciplines of acting, singing, and dance, incorporating practical learning with an individual focus and multiple performance opportunities.

Step into Musical Theatre

Students will extensively study the existing Musical Theatre canon and have the opportunity to work with world-renowned creative teams on new, contemporary material, enabling them to become collaborative artists and leaders in their own right. We actively seek students who are passionate and enthusiastic about the art form and who are willing to be curious and ambitious about their artistic development.


Curriculum includes:

  • Acting - live performance, television, and film
  • Singing - 1-2-1 technique and repertoire sessions, ensemble and acting through song
  • Dance - Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary and Commercial
  • Body Conditioning and Fitness
  • Masterclasses with guest tutors
  • Workshops and productions
  • Wellbeing

Why study with us?

  • Situated within the 'Cultural Capital' of the Arab World
  • Epicentre of inspiration, creativity and innovation
  • Exclusive masterclasses with international artists
  • Become the next generation of leaders and change-makers of the performing arts world


I didn’t know what to expect before arriving at SPAA, but as soon as I arrived, it struck me, what an incredible institute this is! It’s a place that provides world-class tutors who care for nothing more than your progress; it provides a safe space for you to explore, discover, and bring out the potential within you. I am grateful and lucky to have been given the opportunity to grow in this wonderful academy.


BA Musical Theatre


Key Course Information

Start Date: September 2022

Programme Length: 4 years full-time

Contact Hours: 30 hours per week

For all Academy programmes, students must be proficient in English. A minimum standard is required in any of the following:

  • EmSAT which is the national system in the UAE, with a score of 1100 – 1225 or above
  • TOEFL with a score of 500
  • IELTS with a score of 5.5
How to Apply?

To be considered for the BA Musical Theatre programme, all candidates must register their details by completing the following form.

What to Prepare
During the application process you will be required to submit a short video (max. 3 mins) of yourself performing one (1) monologue from a published play.
We’ve created an easy, step-by-step guide to help you prepare for and present your audition video:
*Please note that ALL monologues must be sourced from a published play or film and must NOT have been written by the auditionee. Applicants must demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of the play or film their extract is from.

After registering your details, someone from our Admissions Team will be in contact with further information about your application and on how to submit your video. Should you be successful after sending your audition video, you will be required to attend the next stage of our audition process which is an audition/interview with the Programme Leader.

Optional: You may also send us a 1-minute video of another skill you have; for example: movement, singing or any other relevant skill you would like to share with us.

Programme Modules

Coming soon.

Programme Fees

AED 60,000 per year:

  • AED 5,000 (deposit upon accepting your place here at SPAA)
  • AED 30,000 (due by the first day of each academic year)
  • AED 25,000 (due by the start of February each academic year)
  • Full and Part Scholarships: Eligible full-time, undergraduate students may apply for a SPAA scholarship upon acceptance into their chosen discipline.
Graduate Opportunities

Coming soon.

Let us lead you

Our team consists of some of the very best educators, professionals, directors, choreographers, designers, stage managers and theatre technicians from around the world.