Level 3 Diploma in Dance & Musical Theatre

Level 3 Diploma in Dance & Musical Theatre

Level 3 Diploma in Dance & Musical Theatre

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This Dance and Musical Theatre course is a two-year vocational programme that equips you for a career in the performing arts industry.

During your studies you will have specialist training in dance, singing and acting to develop a well-versed range of skills including Musical Theatre, voice, script work, Ballet, Jazz, and Contemporary. This course will focus on strengthening both technical and performance abilities through practical classes and live performance opportunities.

Our campus boasts an impressive range of facilities including a dance studio with sprung Harlequin flooring, a fully equipped theatre space with state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment, plus an additional three rehearsal studios for you to use while you study with us.

This qualification offers learners the opportunity to develop their musical theatre and dance skills over their course of study through a process of self-evaluation, practice and review, which are key skills for progression to higher education. The qualification also supports learners in building their own choreography portfolio in preparation for entry to employment in the performing industry or higher education.

Learners should always check the entry requirements for degree programmes with the higher education providers that are offering them.

Some progression opportunities are:

  • BA (HONS) in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre
  • BA (HONS) in Professional Dance
  • BA (HONS) in Musical Theatre
  • BA (HONS) in Dance Education
  • BA (HONS) in Dance Science



4 GCSEs at Grade 4 (C in the old grading structure) or above including one in English or maths.

Relevant Level 2 qualification at Merit Level with GCSE/Level 2 in English & maths. If you have a Pass grade you will complete an additional assessment to check course suitability.

In addition to the above all musical theatre and dance course applicants will be required to prepare a performance of their choice lasting between 1 – 2 minutes (i.e. A song / Dance).
This performance can be in any genre.

This course is free for 16-18yrs; for 19-23yrs, course is free if you have not achieved a full Level 2 qualification.

For all other students fees apply:

Course fee £7395; Exam Fee TBC

Course Summary

Length of study:
1 year


Term dates

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Study option(s):
Full time

Course level:
Level 3

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Making your application

We will check your application to see if you meet the standard entry requirements for the course. If you do, you’ll receive an invitation via email to attend an interview with a Curriculum Tutor.

Fees and funding

If you are aged 16-18 and applying for a full-time programme, then you will not have to pay for your course. If you are aged 19+ then there may be a fee for your course.

Why Coventry

From entry-level qualifications, through to degree-level and specialist professional courses there’s something here for students with little or no formal education right up to career high-flyers. Expect a vibrant environment where you can meet people from different backgrounds and cultures.

Career Assessment

Need help choosing the right career path? You’ll be given a series of activities related to a work environment. Your job is to slide the scale to the left or right depending on how much you like or dislike the given activity. You will receive recommendations based on your selections.

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