An intensive Musical Theatre training course delivered over three terms of focused practice, rehearsal and study. Tuition by leading Industry practitioners, giving students the essential elements of Musical Theatre, i.e. acting, singing and dance together with contextual studies to develop their performance and preparing them for a career in Musical Theatre. To benefit from the course, class work must be backed up with rehearsal and practice in students’ own time.
Over the 3 terms students will take classes in key skills:
Acting for both Theatre and Screen Acting, Acting through Song, Singing in Performance Classes and individual one to one Singing lessons, Stage Combat, Voice, Sight Reading, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Latin American and Ballroom together with musical theatre performance classes to demonstrate integration of disciplines to produce confident musical theatre performances.
Professional Development is also taught on a weekly basis over the 3 terms preparing students for entry into a competitive Industry. Essential guidance and information on “Obtaining Employment and Maintaining Employability”, Equity membership, Research relating to job opportunities, “Spotlight” presentation, Guest Workshops from Directors and Agents. Specific provision is also given for;
- Tax, insurance and accountancy
- Employment contracts
- Funding and professional bodies
- CV compilation and photo acquisition
- Internet and ICT skills
- Students will have the opportunity to showcase their performances in term 3.
Assessments take place at the end of each term and following each performance project, and these are central to the development and individual journey of each student.