Our goal is to develop your core skills in acting, singing and dancing in preparation for auditioning for Vocational Courses. You will discover how to develop your technical skills and how to apply them in auditions for Musical Theatre programmes.
In the 'top-loaded' year you will train in dance, singing, and acting - ArtsEd's unique and successful 'triple threat' training. Contact hours are intense and effective: over 300 hours for dance, over 170 hours for singing, over 180 hours for acting and over 70 hours for audition preparation.
Dance is an integral part of musical theatre. Your weekly classes will cover the core disciplines of jazz and classical ballet. You will develop your competence, understanding and confidence in the three dance skills. We also include classes in contemporary movement which is taught by our BA tutors. Plus you will have weekly fitness sessions in the gym, with a personalised fitness regime.
You will have weekly one-to-one singing lessons and take part in ensemble singing. A vital and unique feature of the Musical Theatre programme is the provision of bespoke one-to-one singing tution. Weekly singing lessons ensure that you can produce a well-placed, consistent sound throughout the vocal range without a noticeable break between registers. There are also song and dance classes which allow you to combine these skills in working with numbers from the Musical Theatre repertoire.
Acting workshops will build your performance confidence. You will look at acting techniques and begin to understand the skills needed to create truthful characters. Acting classes take place four times a week and enable you to develop your acting skills to their full potential. Speech and voice technique will teach you how to develop a well-supported and expressive voice.
Audition technique classes will prepare you for audition for vocational training courses with in-house staff, guest tutors and speakers from other colleges. With song workshops to develop your acting though singing, we will also help you to choose and work on your audition monologues.
You will have weekly one-to-one tutorials with the Year Head which will enable you to look at your drama school options and will offer general career guidance. There are also seminars on health, nutrition, injury prevention and crime and safety issues by tutors and guest speakers.