This diploma is devised for talented students of 16 years and over who want to be successful in Musical Theatre and is a level six qualification validated by Trinity College, London.
The aim of the course is to develop our students into triple threats that can make it in the West End. We instil the versatile and dedicated work ethic into our students so they are able to achieve in the extremely demanding musical theatre industry.
We make sure students get the attention they deserve by making sure none of our class sizes exceed 16 students. This works in tandem with our intensive, exciting and extensive teaching of singing, acting and dancing.
Students will have weekly performance workshops, audition preparation and career development sessions. Every week students will take part in individual singing lessons that will develop their technique and repertoire. Keeping fit is an important aspect of performing at the highest level we ensure you have an excellent level of health and fitness through diagnostics, body conditioning, Pilates and nutrition sessions.
Expert teaching staff, guest lecturers and visiting directors 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.
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 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 main emphasis in the third year is to consolidate the students’ training 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 culminates in the celebration of graduation day.
All students perform several times during the year (See Performance Opportunities section)