BTEC Musical Theatre
“All our teachers are experienced professionals in the arts, so they teach us about life after ArtsEd in a realistic way.” – Sixth Form Student
ArtsEd has a long history of producing many of the leading musical theatre performers in the UK. Our BTEC Musical Theatre has been designed to form the foundation of this training.
Students on this pathway rapidly develop the singing, dancing and acting skills necessary to progress in this demanding genre. Regular training in each area quickly establishes the level of discipline required and gives students the opportunity to master technique and gain full control of their performance skills.
In an average week, classes include singing, acting, ballet, tap and jazz. These skills are assessed throughout the year in performance-related projects created by small companies of students. The following are recent assessment performances:
- Hello Dolly by Herman & Stewart
- Smile by Hamlisch & Ashman
- The Last Ship by Sting
- Soho Cinders by Stiles & Drewe
- Violet by Teson & Crawley
The course is enhanced by regular theatre trips and workshops run by industry professionals, including musical directors, choreographers and West End performers.
Full support is provided to students throughout the application and audition processes for further training, study or professional work.
Some Sixth Form graduates remain at ArtsEd to study on our degree course, many secure places at other leading drama schools including GSA, Mountview, RCSSD, LAMDA and the Guildhall.