A Proven Track Record

Our graduate destinations are outstanding, and with our incredible industry links, our graduates can be seen in featured roles on stage and screen across the globe.

A Showcase for All

All of our students are given the opportunity to perform in the showcase- there is no double or triple casting. Our students are all in the spotlight!

Join the Family

Our students are known by name, not number, right from their very first audition. Every student is important to us and all of our staff.

Fulfil Your Potential

We strongly believe that professional on-set and stage experience is a huge benefit to our students and gives them a competitive edge to their training. We will actively look for opportunities for our students whilst they train.

Accessible to All

Our fees are hugely competitive, and we believe in keeping them that way so that our students are not saddled with debt when they graduate. Adding to that, we welcome every student to audition for our generous scholarships and bursaries.

The Accredited Diploma Course

The three year D&B Diploma in Musical Theatre is the perfect start for all budding performers, providing a strong grounding in practical technique and performance skills.

Accredited by the Council for Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre (CDMT), our three year course is balanced equally between singing, dancing and acting. Our goal is to develop our students to be triple threats, equally as confident to tackle lead roles in TV, Film and Theatre or being a strong team player in an ensemble.

Although the Diploma in Musical Theatre is mainly practical, there are contextual projects set throughout the training. The aim is to build on students’ general musical theatre knowledge.

At the end of every year, all students are involved in a West End showcase for an invited audience of leading industry professionals – including casting directors and agents.

 

  • Year One

    The basis of the first year is to develop and consolidate a technical grounding across all faculties whilst building a solid understanding of the basic principles and levels of commitment and work required for not only the course but subsequent careers.

    Pastoral emphasis is placed on settling in and adjusting to the rigours of intense vocational training.

    All students are invited to audition for a full scale in-house production to take place in the 2nd term. 1st years will all be involved in an end of year Graduation Showcase at a professional Theatre.

    1st Year Classes:

    • Singing: Singing Technique, Musical Theatre Appreciation, Singing Performance, Duet Singing Technique, Performance Preparation
    • Dance: Audition Technique, Lyrical Jazz, Commercial Jazz, Performance Preparation
    • Drama: Acting for Musical Theatre, Acting Techniques, TV Technique, Acting for the screen
    • Weekly Guest Classes with visiting industry experts

    Streamed Classes:

    • 4x Ballet Classes
    • 4x Technical Jazz Classes
    • Specialism Singing
    • Voice and Speech
    • Tap Dance
    • Acting Through Song

    Workshops

    • Partner Work, Ensemble Singing, Accents
  • Year Two

    In the second year, students continue to develop their technique and emphasis is placed on developing performance skills. Students are expected to show a mature attitude and work ethic with a developing understanding of the demands after graduation. We also will be covering what is expected of a good teacher, and students are given the opportunity to take external exams to become fully qualified teachers of dance and/or drama.

    The second year is pivotal in student’s pastoral development and care is focused on the transitional year between settling in and developing real world skill in preparation for graduation.

    All students are invited to audition for a full scale in-house production to take place in the 2nd term. 2nd years will all be involved in an end of year Graduation Showcase at a professional Theatre.

    2nd Year Classes:

    • Singing: Singing Technique, Singing Repertoire and Musicianship, Singing Performance, Ensemble Performance
    • Dance: Audition Technique, Ensemble Dance, Lyrical Jazz, Commercial Jazz
    • Drama: Acting for Musical Theatre, Acting Techniques, TV Technique, Acting for the screen
    • Weekly Guest Classes with visiting industry experts
    • Planning for a Career
    • TEACHING QUALIFICATIONS- with UDO in Street Dance and with LCM in Acting

    Streamed Classes:

    • 4x Ballet Classes
    • 4x Technical Jazz Classes
    • Specialism Singing
    • Voice and Speech
    • Tap Dance
    • Acting Through Song

    Workshops

    • Partner Work, Ensemble Singing, Accents
  • Year Three

    In the final year, student’s skills are consolidated and importance is placed on combining technique and performance. Weekly careers classes provide students with information and guidance into important areas to include tax, equity, agents, Spotlight, CV’s, photographs, image and personal management. Time is spent with individual students to ensure that each graduate is equipped with all of the tools and skills that they need and a thorough understanding of what is expected upon graduation.

    Throughout the year and particularly in the final term, students are sent to auditions and castings to apply their training to real life situations and given the opportunity to evaluate their experiences with their tutors. Often these castings take place at our own studios with visiting casting directors and agents. Where students have been invited in for major auditions, we provide them with one on one tuition and guidance to prepare them in advance.

    All students are invited to audition for a full scale in-house production to take place in the 2nd term. In the final term all students work towards a Graduation showcase and great care is taken to ensure that all 3rd years are given adequate material to showcase themselves to visiting casting directors and agents. Following the showcase, meetings are held with the graduates to talk through potential agent interest where we provide guidance and support.

    3rd Year Classes:

    • Singing: Singing Technique, Personal Repertoire and Musicianship, Singing Performance, Final Production Project, Music Theatre Performance Project
    • Dance: Audition Technique, Choreography, Lyrical Jazz, Commercial Jazz
    • Drama: Acting for Musical Theatre, Acting Techniques, TV Technique, Acting for the screen
    • Weekly Guest Classes with visiting industry experts
    • Planning for a Career

    Streamed Classes:

    • 4x Ballet Classes
    • 4x Technical Jazz Classes
    • Specialism Singing
    • Voice and Speech
    • Tap Dance
    • Acting Through Song

    Workshops

    • Careers Class, Partner Work, Ensemble Singing, Accents