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Study Programme - Musical Theatre Level 3

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Course Name 
Study Programme - Musical Theatre Level 3Available for applications
Course Details
Location Mechanics’ Theatre - Wakefield College
Level Level 3
Start Date September
Duration 2 year
Mode of Study Full time
Awarding Body UAL (University of Arts London)
Offering Code DEL3PAM1F000
Progression within Wakefield College Yes
Residential Yes
Day Trips Yes
Opportunity for Placement Yes
Mandatory Placement Yes
Course Overview

This musical theatre course, at Mechanics’ Performing Arts, is for those who wish to pursue a career in the ever expanding and increasingly popular industry of musical theatre. It is a unique course that focuses on rigorous training in the three art forms of dance, drama and singing, alongside vocational and academic study that supplements and supports the practical learning. There will be a wide range of opportunities for you to perform in our professional theatre, alongside chances to attend professional performances in both regional and national venues. You will be taught by industry experienced tutors alongside visiting professionals working in the West End and nationally.

Future Career and Earning Potentials:
Actor/Entertainer - Variable
Stage Manager £18K-£45K
(Source: National Careers Service)

Please Note: Work placement opportunities will be available at all levels.

What you will Study

 Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing and Production Arts (Musical Theatre)

  • Jazz technique
  • Singing skills
  • Acting styles
  • Audition preparation
  • Choreographic projects
  • Performing Arts business
  • Devising performance material
  • Historical context of performance
  • Live performances
  • Industry related work experience
How you will Learn

This is a practical, industry-related course with theoretical exploration threaded throughout. You will develop through weekly technique classes in the three main disciplines and undertake performance work that is based on realistic industrial activities within the specialism of musical theatre.

You will develop your abilities to learn and perfect musical theatre work and be supported in working towards your own career aspirations. You will have the opportunity to show your work in public performances, at our 160-seat professional theatre, and at other performance venues.

Course Structure
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
Theory based: 15% 20% 20%
Practical work: 75% 70% 70%
Work placement: 10% 10% 10%
How you will be Assessed You’ll be assessed through performances, practical and theoretical based project work.
Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grade 9-4, including English or maths
4 GCSEs at grade 9-4 and Level 2 in either English or maths
Successful completion of Level 2 or equivalent at Merit grade, plus GCSE English or maths at grade 4 or Level 2 English or maths

Satisfactory interview/audition

Attendance Expectations As a full-time student you will be expected to attend all classes as specified on your timetable and all personal tutorial sessions.
Attendance - Please note

This is a full-time study programme.

It may be available as a standalone fee paying course that is not part of a full-time study programme subject to sufficient interest. For further information call the Course Information Team on 01924 789111.

Fee Information

Tuition and certification are free if you are aged 16-18. Related additional costs may include materials, equipment, visits, and residentials, which are payable by all students.

Any student registered with an Awarding Body who has been given free entry and subsequently withdraws or is withdrawn by a tutor will incur the certification fee associated with the course. Any re-sit examination will incur a cost.

Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course

For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304

Further Study

On completion with the appropriate pass and English and maths grades you can progress through the levels.

HND Diploma in Musical Theatre, Dance or Acting, offered at Wakefield College. Other HE courses in musical theatre, acting, dance, performing arts, education and the arts.

Career Opportunities You may find work within a wide range of performing arts roles such as a musical theatre performer, actor, dancer, performer, playwright, director, community arts worker, teacher, entrepreneur.
How to Apply

Please complete a full-time application form.

If you require an application form or details on how to apply, please contact Course Information on 01924 789111.

For Further Details

Please contact Lucie Cooper on or on 01924 789831. Alternatively, you can contact Course Information on 01924 789111.

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Course Groups (W) Foundation Learning (FLEX)
Course Groups (W) Vocational Course
Subject Area (W) Performing Arts
Client Group (W) 16-18
Search Ref (W) 59432
Website Ref (W) EXNKBCE5NK
Information last amended: 30 September 2022 12:59

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