This course is designed for highly motivated students of 16 years and over and is a level six qualification validated by Trinity College, London.
The course responds to the demands of todays musical theatre industry. Students need to be versatile, skilled and dedicated to succeed.
The course provides intensive, exciting and professional training. Students focus on Singing, Acting and Dance through a balanced timetable which supports their development.
Weekly one to one singing sessions assist with technique and repertoire. In addition you also have weekly performance workshops, audition preparation and career development. To ensure you have appropriate health and fitness management you are assisted through diagnostics, body conditioning, pilates and nutrition sessions.
Expert teaching staff, guest lecturers and visiting directors all ensure you continuously strive to meet your personal challenges. To help you maintain your high standards, individual progress is closely monitored. Regular tutorials and assessments ensure you receive continual feedback and support.
THE FIRST YEAR
Students focus on a broad-based core curriculum concentrating on achieving strong basic technical skills in dance, acting and singing. Contextual studies in anatomy, health & safety, history of musical theatre and theatre studies provide related academic content. In-house student productions allow for the development of artistic confidence and peer co-operation.
THE SECOND YEAR
The second year of the course aims to build on the core subjects with the emphasis on further strengthening and broadening of technique and integrating projects are worked on. Students are now focusing on developing skills and knowledge and encouraging an analytical and artistic approach to the practical and theoretical work in preparation for the graduating year.
THE THIRD YEAR
The main emphasis in the third year is to prepare the students for their intended profession. Professional Employment Skills are key, and individual career aims are addressed. A main feature of the third year is performance experience. Three productions for the course are prepared: a play, a showcase both in the North West and London where invited agents attend, and a musical . All students take part in the annual college show which leads to the celebration of graduation day.
All students perform several times during the year (See Performance Opportunities section)