Musical Theatre Level 3

The Musical Theatre Level 3 Extended Diploma programme allows you to develop your singing, acting and dance techniques and the effective integration of these skills in performance, through a range of different styles and methods.

You will participate in a variety of units ranging from dance, acting and singing through to business. The skills developed in these units are then applied to live musical theatre performances and showcases throughout the two years. The performing projects are designed to be a realistic experience of the musical theatre profession and will prepare you for study at higher education level or a range of work opportunities in the industry.

It is suited to learners who are committed to going into the performing arts and who appreciate the need for both the practical and academic skills to survive the rigours of the performing arts industry.

Extensive practical work is undertaken and is combined with relevant theory and academic inquiry. You will need to analyse practical work in written evaluations and to write essays on texts and practitioners relating to historical and contemporary dance works as required. There are a variety of modes of delivery including workshops, lectures, performances, tutorials, seminars and traditional classroom activities.

In addition to your main programme, You will also engage in GEM and GAP activities to develop your English, maths and employability skills.

You will complete the Diploma in your first year and continue to the Extended Diploma in your second year.

Course Content

Musical Theatre Level 3 Diploma units may include:

  • Performance Workshop
  • Musical Theatre Performance
  • Singing
  • Jazz
  • Ballet
  • Tap
  • Urban
  • Contemporary
  • Principles of Acting
  • Drama Improvisation
  • Rehearsing and Performing
Entry Requirements

Normally a minimum of 5 GCSEs (grades A*-C / 9-4) including English and maths, or satisfactory results in a relevant Level 2 qualification (Merit/Distinction), and an interview/audition.

What Can I Do Next?

The course prepares you for work in the performing arts industry. It might lead to work as a performer as well as jobs related to performance such as arts administration, teaching, choreography or stage management. The course prepares you for entrance to higher education courses such as the BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre at ArtsEd or BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre at Colchester Institute.

Careers Advice and Guidance

The Careers Guidance team provides information, careers advice and guidance to students across all campuses. They offer confidential and impartial guidance interviews as well as a daily drop in service.They can provide help and support with a wide range of areas including:

  • Career choice
  • Progression Routes
  • Apprenticeships
  • Higher Education
  • Employability Skills

There is well a equipped Careers Centre containing information on careers and courses as well computer guidance software to help students choose and research suitable careers.

The careers guidance service has achieved the national quality award for the provision of Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance known as the Quality in Careers Standard. The service is also accredited by the matrix Quality Standard for information, Advice and Guidance.

For further careers advice and guidance and support please contact careers@colchester.ac.uk.

Applying To UCAS

BTEC Diplomas provide a practical, real-world approach to learning and an alternative route to traditional GCSEs and A Levels. BTEC qualifications were established over 25 years ago and are recognised by universities, employers and professional bodies across the United Kingdom and in over 100 countries worldwide. The table below shows how many UCAS points each of the most common qualifications are worth.

For example, an Extended Diploma at Triple Distinction* (D*D*D*) equates to 3 A Levels at A*

For information on the tariffs for other qualifications, please visit the UCAS website.

Musical Theatre Level 3
LevelLevel 3
LocationColchester
DurationTwo Years: Year 1: 90 Credit Diploma | Year 2: Extended Diploma | Two Years: Extended Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £7,395 (This fee covers the full two-year course)

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