Foundation in Musical Theatre (Part-Time)


Our Part-Time Foundation course in Musical Theatre takes place over two intensive terms preparing you for drama school auditions. This course aims to work seamlessly around your day-job taking place over three evenings a week. You will work with our expert tutors to develop crucial performance skills whilst learning about the industry and life at drama school.

Course Content

  • Singing technique
  • Singing repertoire
  • Jazz
  • Ballet
  • Acting through song
  • Exploration of audition material
  • Ensemble classes
  • Audition Technique
  • Improvisation
  • Mock Auditions
  • 1:1 singing lessons

The overall objective is to equip you with the skills and confidence to audition with success, and to find out if musical theatre training is the right path for you.

  • 23 x weeks (over 2 terms)
  • 3 x evenings per week (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday)
  • 7.00pm - 9.30pm
  • Plus 3 x full Sundays
Academic year September 2021 - March 2020
Application deadline 30 April 2021
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Course Leader: Luke Fredericks


Audition Fee £25
Course Fee 2020-21 £3,500 (2021-22 fee rates will be confirmed in April 2021)

How to apply

Applicants must be 18+

Candidates whose first language is not English must provide proof of their English proficiency by having either an ELTS overall score of 7, a TOEFL score of 100 or an IELTS score of 6 or equivalent.

Information regarding overseas students: The process has not changed since Brexit and students from abroad will still need to apply for a short-term study Visa.

Applications for 2021 entry are now open.

Find out about the audition process here.

Alumni Stories

“I’m thrilled … I’m starting at GSA on the Musical Theatre BA (Hons) course in September! I just wanted to thank all of the brilliant teachers at ArtsEd for all the help and guidance I received while on the Part-Time Foundation course.”

Tom Griffiths

“I would 100% recommend part-time training for anyone considering it. After unsuccessful auditions for BA courses at drama school for two years in a row, I searched for alternatives and came across the Part-Time Foundation course at ArtsEd. It was far more economically viable than a full time course and I felt that I got all the training necessary for me to take the next step into full time training. I am now studying BA Actor Musicianship at Rose Bruford and couldn’t be happier. I’m extremely grateful that I was given the opportunity to attend this course, and fear that had I not, I would still be floundering at auditions with very little idea of what I was doing wrong.”

Callum King

“Since the Part-Time Foundation course, I’ve been very lucky to be offered a place at London College of Music doing their three-year Musical Theatre course!”

Emily Guest


Will the Part-Time Foundation course give me an automatic place on the ArtsEd BA course?

No, you will still have to go through the regular audition process for the BA course – a place is not guaranteed. However, the ArtsEd Part-Time Foundation course will teach you the skills that the tutors on the BA course are seeking, so it is excellent preparation for the audition.

What are the benefits of the part-time course?

Our Part-Time Foundation course enables you to train around your job, allowing you to build your confidence and develop your audition skills, whilst earning money.

You can find more general FAQs here.