Musical Theatre - Level 3 Certificate - Year 1

Musical Theatre is a demanding and popular discipline in the performing arts industry. This course will develop your acting, singing and dancing skills and your ability to combine the three fundamental disciplines. The course will help to improve your technique and understanding of theatrical styles, while integrating your talents through performance and coursework assessments.

Units include:

Investigating Practitioners

Developing Skills and Techniques for Live Performance

Group Performance Workshop

Musical Theatre Techniques

How will I be assessed?

The course assessment is based on two key units per year. Across the course there are two externally assessed exams; in Year1 ‘Investigating Practitioners’ is assessed through a research essay completed in controlled exam conditions and in Year2 ‘Group Performance Workshop’ is assessed through a live video performance and written log book. The other two units are internally assessed through practical performance showcases, practical class work and written coursework.

What do I need?

You will need to achieve at least 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 and above, including English Language & Literature.

A GCSE/Vocational qualification in a Performing Arts subject would be useful and you are required to attend a live audition.

Where can it take me?

  • Halesowen College - you can progress to an exciting range of higher level and professional qualifications.
  • University - related degrees including Performing Arts, Musical Theatre, Drama and Performing Arts.
  • Careers - This course is ideal if you are interested in a career as a Teacher, Professional Performer, Director, Choreographer or Entertainer.

Additional information

Theatre visits and professional workshops take place throughout the course.

This course should be combined with A Levels.

Good combinations include Drama & Theatre Studies and Music.

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