Musical Theatre Pathway
The Musical Theatre pathway is a practical course which will include live performances and requires a good level of physical fitness, vocal skills, and acting experience. You will study a core of practical and theoretical subjects covering the knowledge and skills required for Performing Arts, Musical Theatre and Dance including critical perspectives and professional practice.
Our professionally equipped Dance Studios and Theatre will be at the centre of your Performing Arts qualification, giving you the chance to showcase methods learnt and the independent skills required to control everything in your own productions, from musical theatre and film performance skills to staging, costume, lighting, and directing. We will have evening performances three times a year, and you will be asked to plan, research, and prepare for these performances within college hours and continue this preparation outside of college.
Activities covered during the course will include:
- Learning lyrics and lines
- Learning and creating choreography
- Vocal and physical warm-up exercises
- Technique classes( singing, dance and acting)
- Performing solo and as part of a group
- Performing in front of a live audience
The Acting pathway combines a comprehensive grounding in acting, directing, and practical stagecraft. Our professionally equipped Theatre and Drama Studio will be at the centre of your Performing Arts qualification, giving you the chance to showcase methods learnt and the independent skills required to control everything in your own productions, from theatre and film performance skills to staging, costume, lighting, and directing. You'll explore a variety of drama styles, from naturalism to pantomime. You'll engage with major theoretical and performance approaches, from Stanislavsky to physical theatre. Everything you're learning will deepen your practical understanding of drama and give you the skills needed for a possible career as an actor or to assist university ambitions. Each term, you will bring everything that you've learned together in a major practical project. This will build not only your experience and confidence, but also your performance skills.
You won't just learn about how to be an actor. You'll have the chance to develop a whole range of skills including devising and writing plays, directing, and creating your own filmed and theatre projects (subject to qualification level being studied).
All students will be expected to approach all classes in a professional manner with respect for other students and staff and a determination to succeed.