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3 Year Professional Musical Theatre Diploma

Course description

3 Year Professional Musical Theatre Diploma Course accredited by the CDMT and validated by Trinity College, London

The Musical Theatre Course is designed to develop the “Triple Threat” performer who can Sing, Dance and Act and develops the artistic, creative, technical and professional skills that is needed to prepare for a varied high level and sustainable career in Musical Theatre.  Supporting studies will also enable students to sustain a long-term career in the Performing Arts industry.  Students will have ample opportunity to work with guest artists and directors to enhance their training in addition to the high profile staff MADD offers over the 3 years and lots of performance opportunities.

The course commences on Monday 14th September 2020 with compulsory induction days on 10th & 11th September 2020.

MADD College has charity status therefore Students will also have the opportunity to receive an assisted place based on a means tested financial assessment of parental financial status.  Please request an application form.

The College is affiliated to the National Union of Students and MADD students can apply for a Student Card which entitles discounts from a large number of outlets.

A list of recommended Charities is also available to assist students for additional funding following payment of the registration fee.

For more information:

MADD College, Century House, Building B, 428 Carlton Hill, Nottingham NG4 1QA.  Email: office@maddcollege.co.uk Phone: 0115 9110401

course Fees

Autumn term £3500.00, Spring term £3500.00, Summer term £3500.00 – Total per year £10,500.00.

A registration fee of £285.00 (non refundable) is payable on acceptance of the place offered. A monthly payment scheme is available. 

Fees per term : The Autumn term fees are payable in advance on 1st August. The Spring and Summer term fees can be paid in 6 monthly instalments by standing order (January – June inclusive) or paid at the beginning of the Spring and Summer terms.  Payments to be made by BACS transfer.

For more information:

MADD College, Century House, Building B, 428 Carlton Hill, Nottingham NG4 1QA.  Email: office@maddcollege.co.uk Phone: 0115 9110401

Katie Bagshaw

Ballet Tutor

Katie started dancing aged 3 years old. She went on to gain a place at The Royal Ballet School age 11 and later completed her training at Elmhurst Ballet School where she graduated and gained a Level 6 Trinity Diploma in Dance age 19.

Throughout her time at vocational school she danced at The Royal Opera House in The Royal Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker, La Sylphide and Swan Lake.

Katie began working at the youth company Midland Theatre Ballet in 2013, and after finding her love for teaching she now works full time at The Lisayne Ballet School where she trains The Royal Academy of Dance syllabi to a variety of different age groups.

She is thrilled to be part of the MADD family over the Spring term!

Ryan Lee Seager

Musical Theatre & Jazz Tutor

Ryan-Lee Seager Actor/Director/Choreographer 

West End/Tour/International musicals include Fame, Blood Brothers, Rent, West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Kiss Me Kate, Seussical, American Idiot, We Will Rock You, The Wedding Singer, Rock Of Ages, Sweeney Todd, Here Come The Boys ( Strictly Come Dancing) and also  27, Streets, Another Way all brand new british musicals. Rock Of Ages (Uk Tour) Resident Director/Resident Choreographer.  Fame (Uk Tour/West End) Associate Choreographer. 

TV credits include The Xfactor, Strictly Come Dancing, The Royal Variety Performance, Bo Selecta.
Tv Commercials Vision Express and We Buy Any Car.

Music Artists- Justin Bieber, Pixie Lott, Beverly knight, Paulo Nutini, Olivia Somerlyn, Kingsland Road, Anastacia.

Stewart Avon Arnold

Dance Tutor

Stewart was one of the foremost black Jazz and Lyrical artists of his generation and the original pioneer of Lyrical Contemporary Jazz in the UK, developing the genre from as early as 1979 to the present day and co founding the first jazz company in the UK called Jazz Theatre London (1980). Trained at the London School of Contemporary Dance, his dancing heritage originates with the Martha Graham technique, with the likes of Bob Cohen, William Luther, Jane Dudley and Anthony Van Laast as his teacher/mentors that have been his springboard from which he has developed his unique style and genre, consequently becoming one of our most acclaimed and sought after International Dancer Teacher and Choreographer. For many years Stewart has been constantly involved in a variety of top West End shows, including Wayne Sleep’s ‘Song and Dance’ as a soloist dancer. He was guest choreographer for Wayne Sleep’s dance company ‘Dash’ and danced/guest choreographed for the award winning BBC tv series “The Hot Shoe Show”, joint- choreographer on ‘The Wiz’ at the Hammersmith Lyric Theatre, and featured as a soloist dancer in Johnny Depp’s film ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. Choreographing Pop promo’s for artists such as David Grant, Elton John, Kid Creole, and working exclusively with Kate Bush over the last 30 years. He also had his own dance series on Channel 4, along with Claude-Paul Henry, called ‘Streets Ahead’, and toured Europe along with Anthony Van Laast and Claude-Paul with their own Dance Company called ‘Souls in Motion’ and took his own concept musical ‘Dancing and Singing the Blues’ on the same European circuit directing as well as choreographing the show.