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Level 3 Diploma in Performing and Production Arts – Musical Theatre

This course is 90% Practical and 10% Theory. Within this qualification you will study as a triple threat student working on your singing, acting and dance skills. You will take part in weekly technique and performance sessions during a full-time 4 day timetable. You will also take part in live performances showcasing your skills both internally and at external venues throughout the year.

Key Information

  • Duration

    1 Year

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Each discipline is broken down in styles and genres. Within singing you will learn complex harmonies, ensemble work, solo work and acting through song. You will also develop a broad repertoire of musical singing styles throughout the year.

Within acting you will work on developing your performance skills in relation to characterisation and how to tell a story within a song and also script work. In addition, you also will develop monologue performance skills.

Within dance you will focus on building skills in Jazz technique, Tap, Ballet and Lyrical technique. There will also be an enrichment where you will develop your Commercial dance skills to allow you to be a true versatile performer. Studying each discipline in depth will allow you to become the ultimate triple threat and give you the appropriate tools to be able to progress into top stage schools or universities.

Additional study sessions are offered to all students, these come in the form of working with external industry professionals that are currently working in the West End. Audition techniques are also worked on within FREE 1:1 private sessions to allow you to be successful at auditions. You also have the opportunity to be part of the top casting platform in the UK ‘Spotlight’ via our partnership with Duckegg Agency.

You will be offered the chance of two London residential trips where you can attend a stage school and watch performances on the West End. Each student will need the appropriate attire in terms of dancewear and dance shoes, these can be purchased personally or using student finance if eligible.

You will complete 7 formative units and a final summative unit where you will be graded either PASS, MERIT or DISTINCTION. Some units include;

Performance & Production Skills

Introduction to Professional Practice

Preparing for Progression

Specialist Study Work and Collaborative Performance Projects.

These will be completed throughout the year using varied assessment styles to suit your needs. Units can be submitted verbally, electronically or creatively.

Financial Support

Depending on your situation, you may be able to access a range of financial support available.

Course Fees


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