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Musical Theatre Level 3 Diploma

Level 3 Applied Courses

The Musical Theatre course is a highly practical course, providing students with the necessary skills and opportunities they need to develop into a ‘triple threat’ performer. We have excellent purpose-built facilities, including a mirrored and sprung floor studio and a fully functional black box theatre. Our teachers are specialists and trained to coach singing, dancing and acting skills to a high level.

This course is an Extended Certificate (60 credits) the equivalent to one A level.

Please note; may be required to pay course costs towards your study on this course. Please click here for a full list of 2020 Course Costs.

Course Content

The course consists of a combination of rehearsals, performances, reports and presentations, allowing the Musical Theatre performer to be fully understood. Key Musical Theatre practitioners will be explored and a range of repertoire learnt. This leads onto the devising of a Musical Theatre piece in the second year where all of these skills can be put into practice.

This professional approach allows students the preparation they need to pursue a Musical Theatre course at a top conservatoire, or a University-based course. The course also supports a range of transferable skills to further any career in Performing Arts.


  • 33% exam
  • 67% coursework

Is it for me?

You will enjoy and benefit from the Musical Theatre Diploma if:

  • you enjoy drama, dance and music, have an interest in musical theatre and wish to pursue an area in this field in your future;
  • you are confident, creative and imaginative, and enjoy working collaboratively;
  • you enjoy watching performances, analysing and understanding them and using this as a stimulus for your own work.


Entry Requirements

  • At least 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 including GCSE English.
  • Grade 4 in GCSE Drama or GCSE Performing Arts if taken.
  • A successful workshop audition demonstrating your practical and theoretical skills in Musical Theatre.


  • A Merit grade in a Level 2 Certificate in a related area.
  • Grade 4 in GCSE English. Students with a Distinction grade in a related Level 2 certificate may be considered with a Grade 3 in GCSE English.
  • A successful workshop audition demonstrating your practical and theoretical skills in Musical Theatre.
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