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Musical Theatre Level 3 Diploma at Tresham College of Further and Higher Education

Course description

You will develop your singing, dancing and acting skills to become a versatile ‘triple-threat’ performer, preparing you for employment or further study in the musical theatre industry. You will work alongside industry professionals to enhance your skills in acting technique, increase your vocal range and confidence in song delivery. You will study a wide variety of dance styles to include ballet, jazz and contemporary.

Course content

Units include: Musical theatre, principles of acting, auditions for actors, ballet technique, jazz dance, singing skills, choreography. You will learn about the importance of a professional approach to your work and participate in regular public performances in the Tresham Theatre. You will attend workshops led by current West End performers; invaluable for building your CV.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 4 GCSEs at C or above including English and preferably maths, OR a Level 2 qualification in a related subject at merit or higher, with a positive reference and equivalent English and preferably maths.


Coursework is assessed at regular intervals and you will receive written feedback and guidance on your practical and written assignments.

Future opportunities

This course will prepare you for auditions for higher education courses at drama school or university. Previous students have gained places at Italia Conti, Performers College, LIPA, Stella Mann, Midland Academy of Dance and Drama, Birmingham School of Acting and Tresham University Centre.

Further information

Entry is subject to a successful interview and audition. You must prepare a piece to perform for 2-3 minutes at your audition.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tresham College of Further and Higher Education directly.

Last updated date: 09 June 2016
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