Musical Theatre | UAL Diploma/Extended Diploma in Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) | Level 3

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Course Code: FE0341-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: West Durrington Campus Entry requirements: This level is for students who have already achieved at least four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above. See the entry requirements tab above for other requirements. Qualification: UAL Diploma in Performing & Production Arts Level 3 Awarding Body: UAL

Why this course?

Musical theatre

The Musical Theatre pathway covers the diverse training required for progression towards the industry. You will take workshops in vocal technique and a variety of dance styles, as well as focusing on a broad range of acting skills.

Public performances take place in our main house theatre, working alongside production students, simulating industry practice and standards, to prepare you for a successful career or for further study at university-level.

This Level 3 Diploma leads directly onto the second year, the Extended Diploma, where you will further develop your creative understanding and specialist skills, and gain the experience needed to progress to university or seek employment.

Start dates

September 2020 Apply
September 2021 Apply

Open events

Come along to one our open events to find out more about studying at the MET. You will be able to tour our facilities, meet our tutors, watch demonstrations and speak to current students.

These events take place in October and November from 5-7pm.

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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to EU residents who are under 19 years old on the 31 August of the year of entry. If you are 19+ and interested in studying this course, you can find out more about costs and financial support in the link below.

19+ fees

How to apply

We accept applications throughout the year, allowing you to apply up until the course starts.

You can also apply for as many colleges and courses as you wish - so keep your options open!

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Entry requirements

To join this Level 3 course, you should have at least 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, preferably including English and maths, and you will be asked to perform an audition at interview. 

If you do not have the above grades, you can start on one of the MET's Level 2 course in Production & Performance Arts.

Entry requirements

Course content

Course units include:

  • Acting styles
  • Physical theatre
  • Improvisation
  • Voice and singing
  • Dance technique and performance 
  • Audition technique 
  • Vocal repertoire
  • Choral and harmony work

Why this course at the MET?

  • Industry-standard rehearsal facilities
  • Expert tutors with professional industry experience 
  • Perform in a professional theatre on campus
  • Learn in a creative environment at a dedicated arts campus 
  • Course structured to reflect the industry
  • Close proximity to Brighton and London - both offering a wealth of theatre experiences

Northbrook MET is highly regarded in the theatre industry as a provider of excellent training.

The MET's Theatre Arts department has a broad range of staff who are all practising artists and producers involved in the region's exciting theatre scene. Our staff are here help you realise your potential. Our experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims.  

Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Northbrook MET is the renowned creative facilities and atmosphere at our West Durrington Campus. The campus is a dedicated arts space, with the theatre courses running alongside music and art & design courses. You will collaborate with like-minded, passionate students and benefit from the various creative projects that take place, such as theatre shows, music gigs and art exhibitions. The campus is regularly used by professional creatives, which further highlights the quality of our industry-standard facilities.

Further Study

Following completion of the Diploma (year 1) you can progress to the Extended Diploma (year 2). On successful completion of the Extended Diploma, you could progress to a university-level course, either at the MET or at other universities, drama schools and  conservatoires.

Related degrees at Northbrook MET include Musical Theatre, Dance and Acting.

Future careers:

  • Musical theatre performer
  • Actor/singer/dancer
  • Voice over artist
  • TV presenter
  • Choreographer
  • Teacher/voice coach
  • Director
  • Session singer
Further Study

Course costs

UK and EU students do not have to pay fees if they are under 19 on 31 August in the year they are studying. More information about fees for college courses and financial support for 16-19 year olds can be found here.

Course costs
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