3 Year Musical Theatre - Overview
The Musical Theatre programmes develop students as ‘triple threat’ performers, offering multiple skills in Singing, Acting and Dancing.
Students will have the opportunity to work alongside prominent industry figures, including; directors, musical directors and choreographers to build their skills to become confident performers ready for the professional industry and further education.
Students in receipt of Dance and Drama Award (see Grants and Awards section) who successfully complete the 3 year course will also be awarded the Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre (Level 6).
The 3yr Musical Theatre course is validated by City University and accredited by the Council for Dance Education and Training.
Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre (Level 6) validated by Trinity College London
BA (Hons) Musical Theatre validated by City University London
The Musical Theatre course is structured to take each student on a creative learning journey that allows them to develop individual and group skills required to become intelligent, imaginative all round performers.
They will discover how to develop their own personalities to perform with confidence, character, musicality and style.
In Years One and Two the three core skills required by a musical theatre performer are developed in Dance, Singing and Acting.
The weekly dance classes will cover the many different disciplines required by today’s performers; Jazz, Classical ballet, pas de deux, Tap, Street Jazz and contemporary dance.
Every student receives weekly one to one singing and repertoire tuition, weekly ensemble classes, weekly performance and acting through song classes.
The acting workshops will build students confidence in performance, learning a wide range of acting styles and techniques alongside gaining important tools needed to develop a well supported and expressive voice.
The third and final year of the course is a production year aimed to get students ready for the professional environment. Students will perform on a regular basis and participate in full scale public performances, equipping each student with the stamina to go straight into professional productions.
The training culminates in a West End showcase for an invited audience of industry figures including casting directors, agents, producers, directors and choreographers.