CertHE Musical Theatre

Course Overview

Duration: One year

This new, innovative Level 4 Musical Theatre CertHE is a challenging and wide ranging course which will prepare you for higher education and employment across the performing arts industry by equipping you with the relevant skills required in the theatre industry.

You will undertake comprehensive training in dance, acting and singing and will gain extensive stage experience, participating in workshops led by leading directors, musical directors and choreographers, whilst working towards productions in professional performance venues.

Sessions are performance based and designed to develop your skills on stage, help you to understand the repertoire you suit for auditions, and develop your academic understanding of the performing arts industry.

This dynamic, 'triple-threat' course is delivered by a strong team of experts and industry professionals, working towards exciting modules including: Singing, Acting, Dance Repertoire and Styles, Preparing to Audition, Musical Theatre Performance, The Professional Practitioner and Theatre Histories and Contexts.

You can choose to apply to progress onto a BA (Hons) Performing Arts (Top-Up) degree at our partnership institution the University of Gloucester.​

Updated November 2020

Entry Requirements

Entry Criteria:

UCAS Tariff - 48 points

A level - DD/EEE

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma - PPP 

Access to HE Diploma - Pass

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma - MP

Candidates will be considered upon preparing an audition consisting of one monologue, a song and participation in a dance workshop.

Course Delivery

The course is a practical vocational course with many performance based outcomes, also assessed through formative evaluation diaries and presentations.

Modules Year 1 (Level 4):

  • The Professional Practitioner
  • Singing
  • Acting
  • Dance Repertoire and Styles
  • Preparing for Audition
  • Musical Theatre Performance
  • Musical Theatre History and Context

Additional Information

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Students may be able to apply for recognition of certificated or experiential learning which they have previously undertaken.  More information is available at https://www.glos.ac.uk/information/knowledge-base/what-is-accreditation-of-prior-learning/

Fees for this course are £7,500 per year. Further information for Wales: http://www.studentfinancewales.co.uk

You could receive a £1000 College Bursary per year (subject to satisfactory progression)

There may be additional costs associated with this course i.e:

  • approx £150 for ballet kit, ballet shoes and tap shoes.
  • travel to and from college, or placement
  • photocopying, stationery and equipment costs (e.g. USB sticks)
  • printing and binding
  • gowns for graduation ceremonies

The UCAS code for this course is W312 (you must apply via the University of Gloucestershire UCAS institution code - G50)

*Please note that the tuition fees stated are for the 2020-21 academic year and are subject to increase for future years of study. Please see the university’s website for further information.

Course deliverable in Welsh: