Musical Theatre BTEC Level 3 Diploma at Cowley International College
The course is practical and links directly to current practice in
the Musical Theatre industry.
If a student has skills in singing, dancing and acting and their
dream is to perform in musical theatre shows, then this is the
perfect course to help develop their talents and realise their
dreams. All a student needs is lots of energy, commitment and
plenty of enthusiasm, and in return they will learn about the
history and context of this exciting industry, perform in shows
and concerts, and develop their physical, vocal and acting
Cowley has excellent facilities, including a purpose built
performance theatre/studio equipped with sprung flooring and
‘state of the art’ lighting rig, sound equipment and technical
support for all internal assessments.
Ideally, Performing Arts or at least one discipline; drama, dance
or music (singing) at Level 2 (GCSE or BTEC) will have already
been studied, but this is not vital. However, it is essential that a
student can demonstrate proficient performance and technical
skills in at least 2 disciplines and that they are willing to
develop skills in the 3rd.
The course is mainly practical, but students will undertake
academic units and support their practical studies with logs,
essays and research projects, therefore it is desirable to have a
good level of written English.
Students will need to be able to work independently and be
prepared to take part in public performances after college
Students are also required to take part in a one day audition
process to establish their suitability for the course.
After the course, many students have progressed to accredited
Drama schools, including LAMDA and Guildhall school of Music
and Drama to undertake further study. Others have gone on to
study Performance Arts related studies at nationally acclaimed
universities. Some students have progressed straight to the
professional industry as actors, singers, dancers or teachers.
Specialist 1-2-1 vocal lessons and industry professional
workshops are offered free of charge. There are also a range
of extra-curricular activities open to students such as theatre
trips, the acclaimed ‘Cowley Senior Choir’, female/male only
vocal ensembles and ‘Dance Company’. Students can also get
involved in our annual whole school musical production, past
productions include: Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Parade, Little
Shop of Horrors, Evita and Phantom Of The Opera.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cowley International College directly.