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Part Time Foundation Musical Theatre

A part-time intensive skills focused training course in Musical Theatre & Audition Preparation

Contact the EXTRA Team on 020 8987 6692 / artsedextra@artsed.co.uk if you have any queries

Course Information 

The excting and extememly successful course develops, refines and hones your technique in Musical Theatre. This course is ideal for those who are considering applying for undergraduate musical theatre courses, those who have been unsuccessful at drama school auditions and those taking a gap year. It is also an ideal course for those who have experience and may want to refine their skills. This course is challenging. It teaches you about the demands of training in Musical Theatre and the demands of the industry. It allows you to evaluate if this is a path you are going to pursue to right for you before spending 3 years training and spending large amounts of money. We will support you in the career path you want to explore and open your eyes to other career paths that are open to you with your particular skill set. You will work with ArtsEd and industry professionals each week.  You also get a 1:1 30 minute singing lesson each week with your vocal teacher.

This course gave me the encouragement I needed to believe in myself, it took me to the next level so I am able now to train professionally.

2017 Excelerate Graduate - training at London College of Music, BA (Hons) Musical Theatre from September 2017
For those of you who are pursuing an undergraduate course it is crucial that you are ready for auditions by March. This course ensures that you are fully prepared. Some other foundation or audition courses either start in January or are three terms long, this course takes the hours from the third term and forward loads them where they are most needed. It saves you time and money. As the course finishes in early March it allows you allows to travel or work more and save for your future plans.  

You will train in dancing, singing and acting - ArtsEd's successful 'triple threat' training.

Applications open till Aug 5th


Dance is an integral part of musical theatre. Your classes will cover the core disciplines - jazz, classical ballet and tap. You will develop your competence, understanding and confidence in these three techniques. We also include classes in street dance and in contemporary movement which are taught by ArtsEd staff and industry professionals.


A vital and unique feature of the Musical Theatre programme is the provision of bespoke one-to-one singing tuition. This takes part in rotation from 6pm Tuesdays and Thursdays.  These singing lessons ensure that you can produce a well-placed, consistent sound throughout the vocal range without a noticeable break between registers. You will take part in ensemble singing as well as song and dance classes which allow you to combine these skills by working with numbers from the Musical Theatre repertoire.


Acting workshops will build your performance confidence and enable you to develop your acting skills to their full potential. You will look at acting techniques and begin to understand the skills needed to create truthful characters. Speech and voice technique will teach you how to develop a well-supported and expressive voice.


Enrolment on to the course is by audition. Audition cost: £25
Please complete and submit the below application form, through which you can choose your audition date. 

Apply online

For your audition please prepare:

  • Two songs of your choice. (1 legit 1 modern)
  • One monologue of your choice not lasting more than 2 minutes

At the audition you will take part in a dance class in which a routine will be taught.


Term Dates 2019/20

The course is split over two terms: 12 weeks and 11 weeks. Delivered over three mid-week evenings each week.  Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 7pm- 9:30pm.  (Note that 1:1 singing lessons are programmed from 6pmon a rotation basis)

Term 1: 10th September - 12th December 2019 

Term 2: 7th January - 13th March 2020                

There are 3 intensive Sundays.  Three in semester 1 - 13th October  / December 8th (mock audition)  and one in semester 2 - Feb 17th (final mock audition with external panel) 

There will be a mock audition at the end of semester 1 which will be recorded and detailed feedback will be given.

Further Information

Course fee: £3,350.  Please note that this fee can be spread over 3 equal payments during the first semester. 

Applicants must have IELTS score of 7.0 or equivalent in the English Language

Minimum age for admission 17