Musical Theatre

Please note, this course information is for September 2021 entry.
The new admissions cycle for September 2022 entry will open in October 2021, and we recommend you check back for updates to course information.

This course gives you an opportunity to increase your practical performance experience and confidence in all aspects of triple threat musical theatre skills through auditions, showcases and a full-scale musical production in each year.

There are 3 elements to the assessment of your performance skills; Exploring Performance Styles, Creating Performance Material and Performing Musical Theatre to an Audience.

These are assessed through regular workshops, weekly singing, dancing and acting classes, and termly public performances with a focus on developing technique, discipline, and professionalism.

There is also a professional preparation assessment focusing on employability in the arts where you will research, develop and plan your own career in the industry to support your practical development.

Over the 2 years, you will work towards many collaborative performance opportunities, from working on individual performance skills and solos to large ensemble productions with the full time Musical Theatre students.

Upon completing the course, you will gain a Foundation Diploma worth 1 and a half A levels to support your applications to higher education.

Participation in Cross-College productions will require rehearsals and performances outside normal College hours.

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed through a combination of performance, theory and coursework. Large and small scale performances will be assessed through both rehearsal observation and final performance effectiveness. Coursework is often connected directly to the analysis and research done as part of the Performance and Production Process.

What do I need?

You will need to have achieved at least 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 and above, including English.

Retaking GCSE Maths as part of your programme is required if you do not have Grade 4.

You will be invited to attend an audition at the time of your interview, for which you should prepare a solo speech or song from a musical.

Where can it take me?

You can progress to an exciting range of higher level and professional qualifications, or a related university degree such as, Performing Arts, Musical Theatre, Drama or Performing Arts. 

This course is ideal if you are interested in a career as a Theatre Performer, Director or Entertainer, other careers in Teaching and Public Relations could also be considered. 

This course should be combined with A Levels

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