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.

Next application dates

Training as a musical performer / musical actress

The deadline for the application process for the start of studies for the summer semester 2023 has already passed (application deadline: October 9, 2022).

The qualifying examinations for the start of studies for the summer semester 2024 are as follows:

23.11.2023 EP Level I
24.11.2023 EP Level I
25.11.2023 EP Level I (optional, depending on the number of applications)

07.12.2023 EP Stage II
08.12.2023 EP Stage II

09.12.2023 EP Stage III

The application portal is expected to open in May 2023.
All documents/information will be requested/uploaded in the applicant portal.


The three-semester master's program will begin in the winter semester. Next start of studies is September 2023.
Application deadline: June 06, 2023

The aptitude tests for the start of studies in the winter semester 2023 are as follows:

Aptitude test stage I: Examination of the documents. Invitation to stage II based on passing stage I.
Aptitude test stage II: 03.07.2023

Offers for study preparation

Musical preparation workshop

You want to prepare for an entrance exam in musical theater and want to check where you stand? Are you looking for advice on your song repertoire? You want to show your monologues and would like some feedback? You want to show a choreography you have worked out and want to know what else is possible? Then the preparation workshop at the Theaterakademie August Everding is the right place for you! Here you will have the opportunity to work on your song or monologue with lecturers and to refine your choreo. We will be happy to advise you on all aspects of your application.


  • The musical preparation workshop will take place on 24. and 25.06.2023.
  • Cost: 80€ for the whole weekend
  • Registration via registration form possible until 02.06.2023 (limited number of places)

Taster workshop

Are you passionate about theater and musicals? You think this might be something for you? You just want to know what it's like to study musicals? In our taster workshop you have the opportunity to get a taste of the rehearsal air of the Theaterakademie for a whole day: workshops in the subjects of singing, acting and dance show you the many sides of this profession. You will also get in touch with our students and have the opportunity to talk to us lecturers. If you are interested in musicals and theater: sign up!

  • The next musical taster workshops will take place on 13. and 27.05.2023.
  • Cost: 25€ (Proof of payment of the course fee must accompany the registration).
  • Registration via the registration form possible until 01.05.2023


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.