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Musical Theatre BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Leyton Sixth Form College

Course description

This is a full time course with an emphasis placed on developing your performance skills in acting, singing and dance with an understanding of the Performing Arts industry.

The course is vocationally delivered based upon the practice of the best Drama Schools. You will be formed into companies and given a real commission for each term. The units that make up the course will be assessed through these commissions at regular intervals. Every day starts with a warm up and technique classes and then you have rehearsal time for your commission. Our aim is to give you as varied a training as possible through industry relevant classes.

Course content

You will study a variety of skills and techniques through units delivered through termly projects. The course comprises the three disciplines of Acting, Dance and Singing equally.

Sample units are as follows:

  • Urban Dance
  • Singing Technique
  • Acting for TV and Film
  • Jazz Dance
  • Musical Theatre Performance
  • Auditions for actors
  • Principles of Acting and Ballet

Entry requirements

4 A*- C, including C/Merit – Drama/Expressive Arts or C/5  English; Audition


Exam Board - Edexcel

Most of the work is project-based, and all is internally assessed by the Performing Arts team.

Future opportunities

The course has led many of our graduates to training at the world’s leading Drama Schools and Degree level at leading Universities. Recent graduates have gained places on top Performing Arts courses, such as the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Arts Educational, Mountview Academy and East 15 Acting School, with most students who gained these places achieving full scholarships.

Further information

What are the enrichment opportunities as part of this subject?

The department runs an enormous array of enrichment activities to extend your skills, experience and for fun. There is the Leyton Season which sees a production fully staged each term with open auditions for all students. This may be a Drama, Musical, Comedy, Shakespeare etc. Plus: The department has recently set up links with some of the world’s leading theatre and Dance companies such as, The Donmar Warehouse, The Barbican Theatre, The National Theatre Connections and Tavisiva Dance company.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Leyton Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 10 January 2017
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