Training Opportunity

Foundation Musical Theatre

Accredited full time gap - year and vocational prep performing arts training for musical theatre performers who have completed year 13. RSL Level 3 Diploma in Performing and Creative Arts (Musical Theatre Pathway, with Screen Acting)

The course specialises in Musical Theatre, but the course is blended and also offers Acting, Singing, Screen Acting, Dance and technical aspects.

Taught by industry professionals including Sam Spencer Lane - West End choreographer and former head of musical theatre at Mountview. We will prepare you for the next level of your training!

Units will include (and have many other options): Musical Theatre techniques; vocal techniques; singing techniques; conditioning; ballet (beginners and company class). The work is vocational and practical - but you will also have to undertake written coursework and homework as part of the evidence needed for the course. As far as possible this takes place during the college day, and supervised study periods are timetabled to help get this done.

In addition to the qualifications there are dance and show-choirs you can audition to join as part of the college week. These companies perform for the public and attend competitions and events. Outside college time - you can join our Acting company Medusa Pro, Musical Theatre Company, Cheer squads and senior Hip Hop. All free for college students.

This course is accredited (you will get a L3 qualification if you complete it), and it is for students who want to prepare for vocational drama/musical theatre university courses, or have a university place already but would like a years intensive vocational training first.

The course is taught at second year Level 3/professional prep. It is designed for young people with experience of performing who would like to re-apply to vocational higher education, but do not feel prepared or ready currently, or who have maybe chosen a different pathway at uni and would like one last full year doing what they love.

Our graduates have gone on to Russell Group universities, Mountview, GSA, Birmingham Conservatoire, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, UAL, PPA, and more (including scholarships!).


Course requirements:

You must have 5 or more GCSE’s at grade 4 or higher - including Maths and English. We will consider someone missing Maths OR English if they are a near pass.

You must have completed a Diploma or A levels in school or college.

To be government funded - you must still be 18 on 1st August 2021.

You must also meet our ability criteria (through workshop or video auditions).

If you are 19 or older on 1st August 2021 - you will not be fundable. You can self fund - £3400.

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