Course of Studies in Musical Performance

Training to become a Musical Performer - Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) / Master of Arts (M.A.)

Course of Studies in Musical Performance

The course provides the basic practical and theoretical skills for the profession of "Musical Performer". Due to the requisite combination of singing, dancing and acting, the special feature of the genre of the musical, the course demands a high level of commitment, energy and stamina. The course also offers an opportunity to gain some initial professional experience through project work at the Theaterakademie as well as through internships with cooperation partners and on stages in Germany and abroad.


The intensive course of studies in Musical Performance comprises a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree course:

  • Bachelor's degree course: six semesters and 210 ECTS credit points
  • Master's degree course: three semesters and 90 ECTS credit points

By means of dovetailing the two courses in the sixth semester, the Bachelor's and Master's degree courses can be completed in a total of eight semesters, i.e. four years.

Cooperation Partners

The course in Musical Performance is part of the cooperation between the Theaterakademie August Everding and the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München. The course takes place on the premises of the Theaterakademie at the Prinzregententheater in Munich.

Statement by the Director of Studies

The first thing a desire to study musicals involves is liberating oneself from the idea of "the" musical. This is a genre that is undergoing constant transformation. The three dimensions of dance, song and drama can be explored with the urge to travel (and play), and they can fuse, leading to ever new horizons. Teaching the solid craftsmanship skills required for the profession is combined in an open atmosphere with confidence, elbow room and dynamic self-improvement, thus offering young talent scope for playful and creative development.