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Level 3 Diploma in Musical Theatre

Level 3 Diploma in Musical Theatre

Level 3 Diploma in Musical Theatre

Our Musical Theatre course is for performers who have a serious interest in developing a wide and marketable range of performance skills in Musical Theatre. The course combines the three major performance areas of Acting, Singing and Dance. Emphasis is on the development of high-level skills, which is supported by theory and business classes in order to give students a well-rounded understanding of the industry.

The 90 Credit qualification is a one year full-time skills development year and is equivalent to 1.5 A-levels. The natural progression, on successful completion, is into a second year for completion of a full Extended Diploma; the Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A-levels.

Performing Arts students benefit from access to four purpose-built drama studios and a dance studio with sprung floors, barres and mirrors, students also have access to the college’s TV and Radio studios.

Performances in term 1 and 2 take place in our larger studios in term 3 students will perform in an external venue.

Performing arts students are busy! A wide range of enrichment opportunities are offered such as theatre trips, workshops, modelling for the fashion show, the hair and make-up show, extra work in films and videos made by our Media students.

Course structure

The course is assessed in many ways

  • Live performance – Is the main form of assessment on the course. Students perform in a minimum of one external performance a term with other performance opportunities opened up throughout the course of the year.
  • Logbooks – students will have to keep logbooks and journals of their rehearsals to assess, analyse and evaluate their progress.
  • Essays and presentations – students will research practitioners, genres, performers and practitioners in order to gain a robust understanding of musical theatre.

Skills – you will take part in a range of skills classes which will develop your skills and techniques in singing, acting and dance.

The art form – through units like ‘Historical Context’ you will learn all about the vast array of musical theatre performances, it’s vast and varied history and how it has developed.

The Industry  – tutors will help you learn about the performing arts industry as a whole, helping you to reflect on your skills, where you want to be and next steps for getting there.

Performance – at the heart of everything we do students will learn the necessary performance skills required and how to apply them in a range of performances and venues.


4 GCSEs at Grade 4 (C in the old grading structure) or above and successful completion of workshop and audition.

Course Summary

Length of study:
2 years


Term dates

Study campus:

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

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