Musical Theatre BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3

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Step into the spotlight with this exciting programme. You’ll focus on singing, acting, dance, and performance, allowing you to become a versatile performer. You will work with industry professionals and will gain work experience at various companies and organisations. You’ll perform three times a year to the public in a professional performance context.

Contact details: Jayne Exton

Musical Theatre

Performing Arts


Who is this course for?

This course is for people who love Phantom, Hamilton and Six; for learners who sing along to Everybody's Talking About Jamie and cry with Les Miserables. If you love to sing, act and dance then this course will let you spend time alongside others with the same passion. Working hard in our superb facilities, you will create work that pushes you to achieve your very best. Most learners on this course progress on to drama school or university.

Benefits / Skills

  • Maximise your singing by studying vocal health, pitch, range and harmonies. 
  • Explore a range of dance styles including jazz, musical theatre, lyrical and commercial. 
  • Enhance your acting skills in contemporary and classical theatre.
  • Study a range of musical theatre performance approaches from classical to contemporary styles. 
  • Gain an understanding of performing arts in the local community.
  • Learn about the Performing Arts Industry.
  • Self-promotion and networking including producing a personal project.
  • Create and perform in a Collaborative Performing Arts Production.
  • Links with professional companies leading to performance opportunities.
  • Explosive – Urban Crew performing at local and national events.
  • EnChoir - Vocal harmony group performing at events and national competitions.
  • Trips and visits to see live performance.
  • Entry Requirements

    Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English or equivalent.

    Career Progression

    Progression may include degree level study or relevant employment.

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    Course Details


    1 year Diploma

    1 year Top-up Extended Diploma

    Study Type

    Full time

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    Course Fee (16-18)

    No fee

    Course Fee (Adult)

    £2,730 plus exam fee of £152   You may be entitled to support with fees. Click here for more info.

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    Course Facts


    Our Performing Arts department is recognised locally for its ambition and energy in a wide network of performance events including: Leeds Carnival, Elland Road Football Stadium, Roundhouse Covent Garden in London, Kirkstall Abbey, and Trinity Leeds.

    Extra Curriculum

    We provide full-time arts education to over 1,000 students every year, from level 1 through to BA Honours degrees. If you are successful in gaining a place on one of our specialist courses, we will work with you to develop your creative skills and prepare you for the next big step – either to university, drama school, art college or the world of work.

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