Performing Arts, Musical Theatre (Vocational)

If a student perceives themselves to be a triple threat performer with a passion for acting, singing and dancing, this course is perfect for them and will nurture all three talents. To ensure students exceed in all areas, our department puts on an abundance of extracurricular activities which include one-to-one singing and monologue tuition, Dance Company and acting through speech and song training. The course has a strong focus on technical training in each discipline with numerous performance opportunities embedded into the curriculum, with theoretical elements of the course underpinning our students’ practical understanding.

With the variety on offer, the course aims to create well-informed, reflective and skilled performers who are equipped for their next step into a successful career in musical theatre. Current successes include former student Maiya Quansah-Breed who recently starred in Six the Musical and who is an Olivier-nominated actress. We also teach and nurture many transferable skills that link into other routes of employment, education and training with past alumni also finding success in routes such as education, creative writing or media.

Outline

The course is made up of technical, creative, performance-based and theoretical units. It includes developing voice for the actor, classical theatre, singing techniques and performance.

Entry Requirements

Student will need five 4s at GCSE including a Grade 4 in English and mathematics. GCSE Drama is not a requirement of
the course but passion for the subject is essential.
Interview and audition are required.

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Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) National Foundation Diploma Level 3 (Adult Loan Only) Pendleton Sixth Form College

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