Course Details

  • Helping you take your career in musical theatre to the next level, this practical, exciting and energetic BTEC Extended Diploma is the ideal course to fully equip you for a future on the stage, or behind it!

    You’ll focus on developing and honing your skills in the three main disciplines of musical theatre: singing, acting and dancing. As well as looking at the principles and techniques in each of these areas, you’ll learn all about vocal care, how to sing effectively as an actor, and how to keep up the fitness required for dance.

    The course will also help you explore a range of possible career opportunities in the industry, giving you the skills required to understand the business side of performance and succeed in it.

  • Please Click Here to view the specific entry requirements for our 16-18 Study Programmes.

    Work Experience is a vital part of the course and you will be supported in finding a work placement relevant to your study.

  • The course uses a mixture of practical performances, skills demonstrations and written coursework to assess how you’re progressing. All written work will form a part of a larger practical piece, and could include research on directors, playwrights, choreographers or anything that underpins your performance!

  • There are number of next steps you can take to continue your journey with The Manchester College and further develop your musical theatre skills. You could move onto an HNC course in the discipline, or enrol directly onto a BA (Hons) degree in Musical Theatre at The Arden School of Theatre.

    From here, you’ll have an exceptional range of skills and abilities, with a wide variety of career options in performing arts open to you. You could find yourself working on television or film, on stage at the West End, performing abroad on cruise ships or at Walt Disney World, or even managing your own theatre and dance production company!

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  • Depending on your current age, position and circumstances, there may be a fee for this course.

    There are a number of different finance and funding options available to help you fund your academic studies with The Manchester College. These range from bursaries and grants to special loans for tuition fees. You can find out more about them on our dedicated Fees, Funding and Finance page.

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  • Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.

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