Oaklands College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Musical Theatre

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Course summary

Musical Theatre as a genre, whilst being the most challenging, is also one of the biggest employers of performers within the Entertainment Industry. Most auditions/ jobs that surface often require performers who are able to deliver in more than one performance discipline. This course is designed to meet this demand with a full first year of intense “triple threat” training and a ground breaking second year that focuses on professional industry work based performance. On this course you will: • Enjoy Drama School style ethos, led by industry professionals, with Triple Threat Training in Acting, Song and Dance • Take part in various Musical Productions • Work on Final Year Industry Based Showcase Musical Productions in the London Fringe • Learn Networking, Self Marketing and Self Tax skills, building the essential tools of the Self Employed “Jobbing Actor” • Enjoy training that has been designed by theatre practitioners, for future theatre practitioners **What will I learn? Year One** The first year of the course will focus on pulling apart and redeveloping the acquired skills of the performer from previous training, whether this be from A Level, UAL/ BTEC Extended Diploma or Professional/Amateur Theatrical experience. The course is practical in the main, developing and nurturing all three disciplines of performance; Acting, Song and Dance. The course will be led by industry experienced lecturers, however, to provide a broader and more rewarding learning experience, workshops could be held by external practitioners within the field, utilising industry contacts of current Performing Arts Lecturers. First Year Topics / Modules include (but not limited to) • Acting Studies (Shakespeare / Classical, Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television) • Vocal Studies (Musical Theatre Repertoire, Vocal Technique, Acting Through Song) • Dance & Movement Studies (Jazz, Ballet & Tap styles, Choreographic work) • The Performing Arts Industry • Professional Development Year Two The second year will bring together the skills acquired in year one and will be applied to a performance heavy year, with students forming a Fringe Musical Theatre cast for several small scale productions. Students will apply their knowledge, not just in performance based disciplines but also in marketing their productions both to the public and media, as well as to agents and casting directors – promoting student led business and enterprise. Second Year Topics/Modules include (but not limited to) • Advanced Vocal Studies & Viva Voce • Dance for Musical Theatre • Advanced Acting Studies • Musical Theatre Practitioner Studies (Seminar Presentation Based) • Creative Research Project • Working in the Performing Arts Industry • Fringe Theatre Performance What can I do next? Students choosing to continue down an academic route may wish to progress to a final Honours year at Universities and Colleges across the UK or proceed directly into the industry as a Performer, Director or Choreographer. Entry Requirements: 48 UCAS Points From either BTEC, UAL or A levels in a related subject or any other recognised qualification As well as • GCSE English Language grade C/4 or above • GCSE Maths grade C/4 or above Applicants will also be invited for an audition which will be in the format of Group Dance, Solo Vocal and Acting followed by an interview. We welcome applications from mature students who may not meet the entry criteria but feel they have the experience from within the industry.

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Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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Additional entry requirements


We are pleased to invite you to attend an audition and interview for the above course. The audition will be in the following format: Group Dance Audition, Solo Vocal and Acting Auditions (please see attached guidelines for requirements) followed by an interview. It is important at this stage to identify your current skills therefore please ensure you bring the following: ● Predicted / Actual A Level / BTEC / UAL Extended Diploma results ● Evidence of any other qualifications ● Supporting Theatrical CV (if applicable) You will be notified in writing if you have / have not been successful in gaining a place on the course. Unfortunately, due to the large number of programme applicants, audition feedback cannot be given. Due to the popularity of this course it is important, where possible, that you attend this interview and audition fully prepared. Please note that if you are unable to attend please contact us on 01727 737500 or alternatively email: [email protected] with your name, date of birth and course.


An email will be sent with details of your audition date, time and what will be required.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6165 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6165 Year 1
Scotland £6165 Year 1
Wales £6165 Year 1

Additional fee information

It will be necessary to purchase jazz shoes and rehearsal wear - approximately £100 - £150. Trips may take place during year 1 and will be no more than £50 per trip. These trips are not mandatory.
Musical Theatre at Oaklands College - UCAS