ArtsEd provides the definitive triple threat musical theatre training, enabling students to become confident, creative and committed performers accomplished in each of the three core disciplines of dance, singing and acting. Students are trained in all three disciplines throughout their three years at ArtsEd.
teaching features intensive training in the core dance disciplines required by today’s industry: jazz, ballet and tap (supported by weekly classes in pas de deux) and in the first year, contemporary.
Students singing is developed in weekly one-to-one technique and repertoire tuition, whilst group sessions prepare them for ensemble work.
Teaching encompasses a wide range of styles and techniques, developing students’ confidence in performance and an understanding of the practices behind a well-supported and expressive voice.
Throughout the first and second year, students have the opportunity to apply two or more of the core disciplines in performance in regular ACTING, SINGING and DANCE Projects as well as Acting through Song, Lift Off and short song and dance presentations.
In their final year, each student performs in public productions of two FULL SCALE MUSICALS in either the studio theatre or our state-of-the-art Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Theatre. The performance season culminates in a SHOWCASE production for an invited audience of industry figures including casting directors, agents, producers, directors and choreographers.
A final term of PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE WORKSHOPS provides the opportunity to work on new musicals with professional creative teams, and to gain a wide range of additional performance skills. During their graduating year, ArtsEd actively promotes each student to the industry, providing a range of opportunities for students to demonstrate the skills they have developed during their training. In addition to public productions, opportunities include ArtsEd exclusive AUDITIONS for major casting directors and creatives, which frequently lead to students’ first professional work immediately after graduating. ArtsEd graduates can be seen in musicals across the West End and UK in major producing houses and touring productions. Seven of our 2018 graduates are making their professional debut in the West End production of Les Miserables including Amara Okereke and Toby Miles, as Cosette and Marius.
Please note that applications made directly to The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation will not be considered.