Acting with Musical Theatre Foundation Course

This NEW course will introduce you to a range of acting, singing and dance techniques to develop a foundation in the multiple skills needed for musical theatre. It will be rewarding and fun and will help to prepare you for your next steps whether you plan to train in acting or musical theatre or take any other creative path.  

The course is full-time and lasts for 2 terms. Taught mainly by our One and Three Year Course tutors, it gives you a taste and insight into vocational training in performance at a top drama school. 

This dynamic course will nurture your creativity, develop your performance abilities and build your confidence.

The course starts in September and finishes in March. Entry is by audition only and there are no academic requirements.

What does this course offer you?

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for the student who wants to experience vocational training in Acting and Musical Theatre before applying for a Three Year Course.

Want to know more about our approach to voice and singing?

This video features current students discussing their voice classes with our Acting Through Song tutor, David “Dash” Ashley

How can you fund your training?

Unfortunately, students on this course are not eligible for government funding in the form of the Dance and Drama Award or the Advanced Learner Loan. 

The Foundation courses have a total tuition cost of £8,900 for the academic year starting September 2024.

We offer Foundation bursaries to three students consisting of £3,500 towards the cost of tuition. These Bursaries are means-tested and not available to everyone – please see the Bursaries section of the Funding and Fees page for more information. 

Foundation Course in Acting with Musical Theatre Content

The Acting with Musical Theatre Foundation Course training includes many of the core disciplines that you will cover on a Three Year Acting or Musical Theatre Course. This is a great introduction to vocational Performing Arts training and it will support anyone auditioning for future professional training.

The practical exploration of the actor’s craft through the work of practitioners such as Konstantin Stanislavski, Michael Chekhov and Uta Hagen.

Classes cover singing as part of an ensemble, preparing individual songs and developing singing technique and presentation skills.

Classes designed to improve the quality, flexibility and expressiveness of your voice.

Classes will cover dance technique and styles from the musical theatre repertoire.

Classes to encourage your understanding and awareness of your body and its potential in movement and stillness. The study of the physical world of an animal in preparation for the development of character.

Introductory classes in acting technique for film and television.

Classes to expand your creativity and increase your confidence.

This part of the course will build your confidence in auditioning. It will help you to choose material that works to support you in being playful and connected in your performance and it will explore your options when you leave the course.

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