Course Details

Musical Theatre Diploma is a course which aims to give you an insight into the world of musical theatre training and performance. This is a challenging course designed for the student wishing to follow a career path in theatre or entertainment. This course is the first year of a 2 year course which will complete your Extended Diploma - the equivalent of 3 A-Levels. Those re-taking maths qualifications will need to attend college over 4 days per week. You will have subject and skills specific lessons and workshops which are designed to allow you to progress beyond your own individual abilities in musical theatre. You will use musical theatre training to develop your own transferable skills and enable you to be employable in a variety of industries.

Entry Requirements

5 x GCSEs - grade 4 or above (one of which must be English) Relevant Experience in singing, acting and dance is advised but not necessary. You will need to complete a successful audition – being strong in at least 2 disciplines: Singing, dance, acting (1 MUST be singing).

Career options

Progress from this course can lead to Drama or Stage School, University or directly into the profession. You will be encouraged to make contact with agents if appropriate and to explore other careers in the performing arts. You will have a wealth of transferable skills which will enable you to apply for a range of jobs outside the subject as well.

Musical Theatre Level 3

Five highlights

  • 1 Assessment occurs primarily through exciting and innovative performances
  • 2 You will be pushed to your full potential in all 3 disciplines
  • 3 Teaching is dynamic and entirely skills based
  • 4 Tutors have a wealth of knowledge and experience ready to share with you
  • 5 Plenty of opportunities to work and perform with a live band

Key Points

  • Chichester Campus
  • 07.09.2020
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Musical Theatre


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Course code Location Course length Start date
PFA203CF1A Chichester Campus 2 Years 07.09.2020

What you need to know

What will I study?

You will take part in technique classes for the 3 disciplines: dance, acting and singing and have combined sessions for production and rehearsal. Performance projects are the underlying foundation of the course. As members of our company you will work within a schedule that emulates that of a professional company, taking technique classes and rehearsals. You will also undertake practical research and academic exploration.

How will I be taught?

Classes in dance, acting and singing technique will take place on a weekly basis along with production classes for show rehearsals. As part of a musical theatre company, you will perform informal sharings throughout the year, culminating in a Showcase at the end of the year. With several other mini-performance opportunities throughout the year. In your second year, you will perform in a full book musical.

How will I be assessed?

Assessments are through practical performance as well as rehearsing logs and research projects. Some units may be externally examined or have a computer based assessment.

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