Musical Theatre


LEVEL 4 & 5

This exciting and innovative Musical Theatre Performance course, provides extensive vocational training in Acting, Singing and Dance, in an accessible regional based college. The course will develop your skills, shaping you into a triple threat performer meeting all the demands of the industry.

Throughout each module, eight in total, you will hone a solid technique in each of the elements that are integral to laying a strong foundation in each of the disciplines. In these modules you will have the chance to experience different dance styles, efficient vocal training, and a variety of acting styles. There will be regular rehearsal classes combining these subjects, that will be key to your training, and these will culminate in regular performances throughout to a variety of audiences.

You will work with visiting industry experts as well as with our creative and knowledgeable resident faculty. The combination of the collected experience of these practitioners will shape your training and the content of the course.
Additionally, you will be equipped with a working knowledge of the theory that is the basis of the specific elements of Musical Theatre, this will further contextualise your practice, broadening your appeal within a highly competitive industry.

You will also be lead through the process of promoting yourself in the industry and creating an appealing and adaptable portfolio of material to take you successfully into the industry.

Course Price


Additional Costs

Uniform Fee: £200
Enrichment Fee: £250 per year


This course is fully funded by Student Finance England and a discretionary maintenance loan can be applied for to support living expenses.

Entry Requirements

A-Levels at grade C and C and D or above.

BTEC Extended Diploma MMP.

GCSE English and Maths (grade 9-4/A*-C) or 2 equivalents.

All applicants will be invited for a free audition and interview. At the audition students will present a pre-prepared song and monologue and participate in a dance workshop.

This approach allows the programme team to assess prior experience in the Performing Arts. The practical audition will be followed by an interview. Students will be offered a place on a suitable course in line with the Admission Policy at Addict Dance Academy.

If English is not your first language you will require a recognised Level 2 English language qualification or an IELTS score of 6.0 (with 5.5 minimum in each skill) or an equivalent English Language qualification.

In some circumstances, Addict Dance Academy, in conjunction with our partners will allow for Exceptional Admissions. If you think you qualify for this, please contact us for more details and to discuss your options.

Assessment Models

Assessments will be conducted through real life experiences with professional choreographers and employers as well as performances, workshops, mixed media, portfolios, presentations and reflective writing.  

Progression Route

On completion of the course you could progress onto a third year of a BA Hons course at the discretion of the University you apply to or enter the industry as a professional performer, instructor, community performing arts practitioner or an events manager.

This course is fully funded by Student Finance England and a discretionary maintenance loan can be applied for to support living expenses.

You must take modules worth 120 credits at each level of the course. Each module is worth a specified number of credits.

Course Content

Year One (Level 4)

  • Acting Techniques (30 Credits)
  • Musical Theatre Dance Styles (30 Credits)
  • Singing Techniques and Performance (30 Credits)
  • Musical Theatre Practice (30 Credits)


  • Professional Application of Musical Theatre Skills (30 Credits)
  • Musical Theatre Industry Portfolio (30 Credits)
  • Dance for musical Theatre Portfolio (30 Credits)
  • Musical Performance (30 Credits)

A typical 30 credit module is 300 hours which includes 200 hours of tutor led delivery and 100 hours of recommended independent study.

A full-time student should expect to undertake 30 additional hours per week during term-time.

  • For details of progression and module scenarios please refer to the Academic Regulations.
  • For details of assessment offences please refer to Academic Offence Policy.
  • For details of how we will inform you of changes to modules please refer to the terms and conditions.

The course is validated by University of West London