If you have skills in singing, dancing and acting, and your dream is performing in musical theatre shows, then this is the course to help you develop your talents and realise your dreams. You need energy, commitment and enthusiasm and in return you will learn about the history and context of the industry, perform in college productions and develop your vocal, physical and acting abilities. We attract students from
Greater Manchester and beyond, due to our success and reputation in this subject area.
This course is excellent preparation for either university or drama school or a career in the entertainment industry.
You will study units such as:
• Classical ballet technique
• Singing techniques for performers
• Musical theatre techniques
• Jazz dance technique
• Developing skills and techniques for live performance
• Individual performance commission
• Tap dance technique
• Group performance workshop
You will also learn employability skills.
You can take part in a huge variety of season shows that the department produces throughout the year. Other opportunities could include:
• Theatre trips
• Training for university and drama school auditions
• Working with media department on filmed projects
• Workshops with industry professionals
• Stage combat workshops
• Contemporary/Chamber Choir and Dance Company
Entry Requirements: Five grade Cs/4s at GCSE including English and Maths, plus audition
Available at: Pendleton
Many of our students gain places at prestigious drama schools around the country such as Mountview, Arts Educational School London, Guildford School of Acting, Laine Theatre Arts, Bird and Urdang Academy. In fact, our students are so highly regarded that many drama schools come to the college to hold auditions such as Mountview, Arts Educational School London and Performance Preparation Academy. Other students go on to study performing arts-related subjects at university.
You will study 13 units over the two years and are continually assessed and moderated. The course is mainly practical but you will also undertake academic units and may support your practical studies with logs, essays and research projects. Some unit tasks are externally set and assessed.