Do you love musical theatre and dream of being on the West End or Broadway? Then this intensive Level 3 course is ideal, offering you training in a professional capacity by industry specialists. In classes and workshops you will gain a strong technical grounding in singing, acting and dance, alongside professional development.
The course relates theory to practice, to inform the development of your own creative vision, enhancing lifelong skills for employment within the professional world. As a developing artist, you are encouraged to be versatile and critically evaluate your own performance as you grow in confidence and maturity.
Your skill set will be showcased in a number of productions throughout the course. Large scale productions by IGNITE Musical Theatre students have included Cabaret, Crazy for You, Les Misérables, Anything Goes, Little Shop of Horrors, We Will Rock You, Sweet Charity and In The Heights. You will also take part in the IGNITE Musical Theatre Showcase at the end of the course, to celebrate your development as an individual performer.
We have outstanding success and progression rates, with previous learners achieving places at Guildford School of Acting, Italia Conti, Laine Theatre Arts, Bird College, Urdang Academy, The Arden School of Theatre and Rose Bruford.
You will study a variety of units over 2 academic years to obtain your Extended Diploma.
Year 1 is predominantly focused on 'Craft Development', where you will gain an equal understanding of all disciplines and begin to develop your skills in the following:
Year 2 focuses on 'Artistry and Performance', where you will undertake additional units to enhance and finesse your skills as a developing artist, whilst preparing for drama school and university auditions.
In order to be considered for this qualification, you will need:-
Careers include those such as West End, UK/International Tour performer, freelance artist, cruise ship entertainer, choreographer, theatre director, vocal coach, musical director, teacher or lecturer.
Progression from this course can lead to professional training at prestigious musical theatre and dance schools such as Guildford School of Acting, Bird College, Laine Theatre Arts, Central School of Speech and Drama, London School of Musical Theatre, ArtsEd, Mountview Academy and outstanding universities in their field including The Arden School of Theatre, West London, Chichester and RSAMD.
At the end of your two year study you will gain a RSL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative and Performing Arts (Musical Theatre)
Due to the nature of the subject, this is an intensive full-time study course and you will be required to be at college for minimum of twelve hours per week over four days.
Compulsory evening rehearsals will be timetabled during show terms and busy periods, at the discretion of the course leader.
Classes generally run between 9am-5pm but this may vary. Timetables will be given to all students during enrolment and induction week. Additional times will be communicated to you via your course leader.
IGNITE Musical Theatre make frequent visits to watch live theatre, both locally and on the West End, as well as taking part in external workshops, community performances and charity events.
This course consists of 12-15 hours per week study in college, plus additional independent study.
Assessment in Musical Performance Level 3 is continuous, this will take place within:-
Apply online at www.kidderminster.ac.uk/apply
Places on this course are offered by meeting entry requirements, an audition or the presentation of a portfolio of work appropriate to musical performance and an interview.
As previously mentioned, individual circumstances where learners do not fully meet the entry requirements may be considered. Please enquire at point of interview.
Students aged 19+ will be subject to fees. Student finance offers help with Advanced Learner Loans and support to students, please contact Student Services on 01562 512003 or email@example.com for more information.
While on the course we would expect you to bring equipment to classes to assist with completing lesson tasks, such as,
Progression from this course can lead to professional training at prestigious musical theatre and dance schools such as
And outstanding universities in their field which include:-
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