Vocational Course

Musical Theatre Level 3

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About this course

Musical Theatre is a demanding and popular discipline in the Performing Arts industry and this course aims to train you to improve your technique and understanding of the three fundamental disciplines of acting, singing and dancing.

Focusing on each skill individually you will take classes in singing, voice and acting technique and jazz, contemporary and commercial dance styles across the course.

This will enable you to master your talents through rehearsal, performance and coursework, integrating your skills and increasing your understanding of many musical roles.

You will experience a range of musical repertoire and learn about characterisation through group and solo performance work combining the three skills of Musical Theatre.

Publicly assessed performance work will include auditions, showcases and full scale musical productions, preparing you for a career in the musical theatre industry.

What will I learn?

  • Musical Theatre Technique & Investigating Practitioners’ Work
  • Developing Musical Theatre Skills and Techniques and Group Performance Workshop
  • Singing Techniques, Physical Theatre, Dance Techniques and Drama Improvisation
  • Performing Arts Business, Performing Arts in the Community and Individual Performance

To further enhance your employability skills there will be opportunities for you to complete a one week work placement.

This compulsory aspect of the course gives you the chance to apply the knowledge gained in class to the real world of work.

How will I be assessed?

The course is made up of approximately 65% performance assessment and 35% theory and coursework including externally assessed work taken under controlled conditions.

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 achieve at least 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including English.

Where can it take me?

  • College - a range of HNC/D, Foundation Degrees and professional qualifications
  • University - related degree such as Musical Theatre, Performing Arts and Theatre Studies. You could also progress to Drama School.
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Additional Information

You will also be expected to attend an individual and/or group performance audition as part of the interview process.

A variety of theatre trips and workshops will be arranged each year, which you are advised to attend.

Various opportunities to take part in cross-College productions and events are offered throughout the year which will require rehearsals and performances outside normal College hours.

Throughout the course there will be opportunities to undertake workshops with professional performers and be involved in external performance projects.