Foundation in Musical Theatre (Part-Time)


The ArtsEd Part-Time Foundation course in Musical Theatre takes place over two intensive terms, preparing students for drama school auditions and the industry.

This course aims to work seamlessly around students’ day-jobs, taking place over three evenings a week. Students will work with 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 students with the skills and confidence to audition with success, and to find out if musical theatre training is the right path for them.

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  • 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 2024 - March 2025
Application deadline 20th July 2024
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Course Leader: Luke Fredericks
Audition dates

25th May 2024

29th June 2024

27th July 2024


Audition Fee £15
Course Fee 2024-2025 £3,640

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: We welcome applications from around the globe, but please kindly note that we are unable to assist with visa-related matters.

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Alumni Stories

“I really enjoyed being on the Musical Theatre Part-time Foundation course! Over the two terms I gained so much experience in all three disciplines which helped prepare me for both auditions and my future in the industry. I also created long lasting friendships with people who share my passion. I cannot wait to start at ArtsEd this September on the BA (Hons) degree course in Musical Theatre after having gained so many skills that I can now apply to my training and to everyday life.”

Hayden Cable

“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


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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.