Project Description

One-Year Part-Time Diploma in Musical Theatre
Foundation Course


One-Year Diploma
in Musical Theatre
Foundation Course


Do you want a strong foundation in musical theatre? Join our new One-Year Part-Time Diploma in Musical Theatre Foundation Course starting this September, in association with James Huish Academy of Theatre Arts. This Diploma is awarded by Trinity College London.

The course is designed to provide intensive practical training, which will help you improve your skills and develop confidence in a positive, encouraging environment.

This qualification encourages you to be a multi-skilled, reflective performer in musical theatre, preparing and performing a programme of work that shows professional potential. You will achieve performance standards comparable with other qualifications available in the UK at Level 4 on the Regulated Qualifications Framework or the first year of degree-level study.

Trinity College London
James Huish Academy of Theatre Arts
One-Year Diploma in Musical Theatre Foundation Course Image



At the end of the course, you will perform in a public cabaret bringing together all the skills learnt throughout your training.

Triple Threat Training

You will receive comprehensive training in the three major musical theatre disciplines; acting, singing and dance. Learn from professionals who are currently in the industry.


We will teach you the foundation skills necessary to progress onto further vocational training.

Weekly private singing lessons

Each week you will receive a 30-minute private singing lesson with a professional vocal coach.

Two-Year Intensive Musical Theatre Course Parallax

The Course


Northern Ireland




Mondays, Wednesdays
Thursdays (half-day)
Fridays (online half-day)


2021/22 – £3,500

Includes admin and exam fees


Via Audition


Level 4 Diploma in Musical Theatre (ATCL)

Singing Technique

Acting Technique including exploration of theatre practitioners and playwrights

Acting Through Song

Jazz Dance

Ballet Technique

Tap Dance

MT Dance

Audition Technique

To achieve this qualification the candidate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge of the fundamental concepts of musical theatre
  • Use different approaches to solve problems
  • Communicate accurately with clear intent
  • Appreciate the main principles of the discipline, and the limits of their current capabilities and knowledge
    in relation to it
  • Undertake small-scale investigative or development activities, using appropriate methods and techniques
  • Operate in moderately critical situations where success depends on choosing appropriate responses

The candidate’s work will involve the following:

  • Preparation of an integrated programme of contrasting musical theatre performances.
  • Evaluation and interpretation of published and/or original musical theatre works.
  • Integration of the skills of acting, singing and choreographed movement/dance in dramatic communication.
  • Rehearsal methodologies.
  • Discussion of works, principles and practice of musical theatre.

The candidate should:

  • Show a creative response to the performance environment and audience, using creative skills as required
    for realisation of practice-based work
  • Apply stagecraft as appropriate to content and context, and deliver a focused physical and vocal performance
  • Have knowledge of the key components of performance, and the techniques by which it is created
    and realised


1. Performance
The candidate will demonstrate professional potential in two of the three major musical theatre disciplines, and a good level of competency in the third.

2. Viva Voce
Work with the examiner on a previously unseen piece of dramatic text, to deliver the lyrics of a song as a dramatic monologue.

Audition Information