Musical Theatre

Applied - Extended Diploma

Applied Musical Theatre is a fast-paced and exciting course that will see you develop the skills required for life in the spotlight! This full time, 3 A Level equivalent course will help you to prepare for your future by focussing on your singing, acting, dancing and performance skills. This qualification is highly practical and progression focussed, allowing you to develop both your technical and professional skills and knowledge.

Specific requirements

You’ll need to meet the entry criteria for the Applied Pathway and relevant practical experience will be required. Applicants will be requested to audition.

For further information on the pathways, please click here.

Your learning experience

As this is a full-time course, students opting to study this subject must be ready to step into the spotlight and have an ambition to work in the Musical Theatre industry. You’ll be expected to play a leading role in our high-energy College performances.

The topics you will study, include:

• Exploring performance styles (singing/dancing/acting)

• Devising performance

• Ensemble singing

• Performing Musical Theatre for industry

• Preparing audition material

• Different styles of dance, including jazz

An enriching experience

Studying Applied Musical Theatre at HNC is an enriching experience. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to develop your skills and interests, broadening your horizons and building your cultural capital. These experiences are integral to life at HNC and will help you to stand out from the crowd. Some of the experiences our Applied Musical Theatre students enjoy, include:

• Performing in our end of year College musical- this year, Musical Theatre students hosted a performance of Chicago

• Participating in inspirational and valuable guest workshops with prestigious performance companies and notable alumni

• Attending shows and performances in local theatres

• Residential trips and visits – this year our students enjoyed spending time in London to experience the West End

Enlightening opportunities

We are proud of the unique experiences that are available to our students both inside and outside of the classroom. Our subject specialists will instil in you a love of learning, and challenge you to develop the required skills you’ll need to achieve the life-changing qualifications that will lead you to your dream career.

You will hone your skills in our state-of-the-art theatre. This unique space features industry standard lighting and sound, giving you the chance to experience life as a professional performer whilst at College. Studying this subject at HNC is an immersive experience and you will have the opportunity to explore a range of roles such as actor, director and choreographer, allowing you to step outside your comfort zone, experience performance from varying viewpoints, and discover where your passion lies.

How will you be assessed?

Assessment is via examinations and coursework.

Where does it lead?

Our Applied Musical Theatre students have progressed to a range of degrees and Performing Arts Conservatories. Our Alumni include Lawrence Guntert who has performed in West Side Story, Rosie O’Hare who has performed in a range of musicals including Hairspray and The Sound of Music, and Jed Hoyle, who has performed in The Book of Mormon.

The diverse nature of the Musical Theatre course means that you will complete your studies with a valuable set of skills – including public speaking, teamwork and organisation that are transferable to a range of degree courses and job roles. Applied Musical Theatre students progress to university to study subjects such as:

• Music

• Drama and Musical Theatre

• Performing Arts

• Musical Theatre

• Dance

• Acting

Perfect pairings

Please note this is only available as an Extended Diploma. This means it is a full time study programme and therefore is not available to study alongside any other subject.

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You’ll have access to our state-of-the-art Performing Arts Theatre throughout your studies. Here you can hone your acting skills and develop into a confident and knowledgeable performer
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