The Irish College of Music Theatre (IMT) formed with an aim of developing and expanding the current gap in the music theatre training in Ireland. At present there are no formal qualifications offered at third level, but with the growth of the genre in Ireland, and indeed abroad, there is a need for the training of young performers who wish to pursue a career in musical theatre. 

There are many competitors in the UK and further afield where the demand for places on these courses is extremely high. The potential for a highly successful training environment in Ireland is present and this is the niche that IMT aims to fill. In association with DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, IMT is proud to have implemented the first Diploma in Music Theatre studies on these emerald shores. In April 2016, IMT began a new relationship with American College Dublin, with ACD IMT have developed Ireland's very first BFA in Musical Theatre begining in September 2016.

Deirdre Masterson Head of IMT feels strongly that Irish students should have the option of studying at home with expert tutors at affordable fees in this chosen field. Auditions for 2016/17 BFA course in Musical Theatre will take place on May 14th 2016 at Liffey Trust Studios.


The course offers training in three disciplines of Musical Theatre:

  • Singing
  • Dance
  • Acting