Training Opportunity

Gap Year Musical Theatre

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!

You will work towards an RSL Diploma in Performing Arts and two graded qualifications (Acting and Musical Theatre). Classes are spread over Wed- Fri, with at least 21 hours contact a week.

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

Each term has a different focus - giving you the chance to stretch and improve your skills. It is intensive and requires a full commitment.

The 2021 year ends in a big public show at the Wilde Theatre in Bracknell.

You will also appear in an acted play for National Theatre Connections (Bracknell and London theatres), and up to three additional full-scale productions (Easter, Summer and Pantomime) with South Hill Park (subject to audition and or covid restrictions).

We have a maximum of 20 in each year group. Entry is by audition and meeting other academic criteria.

Recent graduates have gone on to schools including Urdang, Mountview, Royal Central, Chichester, Italia Conti and many more.