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Musical Theatre National Extended Diploma at Sunderland College

Course description

This is an ideal course for people who wish to seek training and a career within the Musical Theatre industry. This course will give the foundations to training in the 3 disciplines of acting/music/dance.

Course content

You will learn the principles of musical theatre. Examples of some of the units you will study over the 2 years:

  • Group Performance Workshop
  • Final Live Performance to an Audience
  • Jazz Dance
  • Acting Styles
  • Singing Techniques
  • Musical Theatre Techniques
  • Investigating Practitioners’ Work


Entry requirements

4 GCSEs grade C or above. It is desirable if one GCSE is either dance, drama or music but it is not essential.


The course will be a culmination of highly practical sessions and academic sessions. Most units are internally assessed with a proportion being externally assessed.

Future opportunities

This course provides a good foundation in musical theatre. You will have the option of trying to gain employment at the end of the course or seek further training at HE level.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sunderland College directly.

Last updated date: 01 February 2016
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