Course Details

  • This exciting and practically focused course offers you a wonderful opportunity to develop and enhance your techniques either to progress in education or to take professional work in the field of Musical Theatre. The course is taught by industry professionals who are still active in the business and therefore have up-to-date knowledge of current practice.

    The course will explore three main areas or skills development: Singing, Dance and Acting. The course combines both practical and theoretical units and will expand your knowledge of the wider professional world, working as a freelance performer and improving your employment prospects in various performance pathways.

    Examples subjects covered may be:
    - Classical ballet
    - Jazz dance technique
    - Tap
    - Acting
    - Audition technique
    - Acting through song
    - Singing techniques (Estille)
    - Musical Theatre repertoire

    You will be assessed in a variety of ways and may be asked to research practitioners, musical theatre choreographers, and employment methods and present your work in ether written format or presentations. Additionally, you will be assessed in performance / demonstration of your practical skills. You will be assessed on dance and singing, techniques through practical class assessments as well as in performances.

  • • You will need to audition for the course preparing one song from a musical theatre repertoire and one speech. You should also be prepared to participate in a dance workshop and an interview.
    • Minimum of 48 UCAS points.
    • Ideally you will have a Level 3 Extended Diploma at grade Pass, Merit, Merit in a performing arts-related area
    • GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above or equivalent
    • Intermediate level in ballet, jazz or tap (desirable)
    • Prior practical experience essential
    • Written communication skills essential

  • Assessment will take place through a variety of scenario-based assignments where you will be graded Pass, Merit or Distinction. Assessments will comprise of both theoretical (written / coursework) and practical skills based assignments / performances.

  • Our students have successfully gone on to professional work within the Dance & Musical Theatre industry including Commercial, West End & Regional Theatre, Cruise Ships and Disney. Other potential career paths include teaching and running your own Stage School.

    • BA Honours Degree Musical Theatre - The Arden School of Theatre
    • University or Drama School
    • HND Performing Arts Top up – external providers
    • Into the world of work

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  • There are two main costs you will have whilst studying and if you are a home student studying on a full-time course, you can apply for student finance to cover both of these:

     Your tuition fees for each year of your course.
     Help with your living costs e.g. rent, food, clothing, course materials, entertainment.

    You can find more details, including the actual tuition fee charged on our Fees, Funding and Finance Page.

    Fees, finance and funding page
  • 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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