CERT HE MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE
Qualification | Certificate in Higher Education
Course Leader | Nikki Laurence
Validated by | University of East London (UEL)
Location | Woking
Course Length | 1 Year, Full-Time
Start Date | September 2022
Italia Conti’s new Cert HE in Musical Theatre Performance is designed to train you in the triple threat skills needed to embark on a full-time degree course in the performing arts.
Our one-year full-time programme delivers an intensive skills training in the disciplines of Singing, Dance and Acting, alongside rigorous audition technique training in all three disciplines, designed to fully prepare you for drama school applications and auditions, and a range of Musical Theatre rehearsal and performance opportunities.
You will be trained in improving performance and audition confidence, audition etiquette, how to prepare for online auditions (self-taping) and rehearsal and performance practice, ready to face the challenges of a variety of performing arts school auditions, and to embark upon your three-year training. You will train with the same amazing faculty as our degree and diploma students, and benefit from the wealth of knowledge brought to you by a legendary performing arts school that has been training successful artists for 110 years.
“I FEEL AS IF I HAVE ALREADY MADE SO MUCH IMPROVEMENT IN A SHORT SPACE OF TIME. I LOVE HOW EQUALLY BALANCED THE COURSE IS, AS I KNOW WITH SOME MUSICAL THEATRE COURSES IT'S HARD TO FIND A BALANCE BETWEEN ALL THREE DISCIPLINES, BUT THIS COURSE REALLY DELIVERS.”
The programme is organised into modules concerned with the acquisition of core skills in Acting, Singing, Dance and Voice. These provide the foundation for your training as a Musical Theatre performer, along with multiple classes to hone and perfect your audition technique and preparation, ready to audition for 3-year BA programmes. These core skills are brought together in the Musical Theatre Rehearsal and Performance module where you will learn to apply the skills you have learnt holistically in musical theatre performance, with equal emphasis placed on all three.
- Acting Technique
- Improvisation/Physical Approach to Character
- Working with Text
- Individual Singing Lessons
- Singing Technique
- Singing Repertoire
- Ensemble Singing
- Acting Through Song
MUSICAL THEATRE REHEARSAL & PERFORMANCE
- Musical Theatre Project
(Early Broadway, Standard Broadway,
- Dedicated CertHE end of year show
- Performance in the Conti Carol Concert
- Audition application preparation
- Skills of critical reflection
- Musical Theatre contextualisation and practice
FEES & FUNDING
UK Tuition Fees | £9250 per academic year, (paid in advanced termly instalments)
Audition Fee | £45 (non-refundable)
Deposit | £275 (The deposit is refundable within 14 calendar days of the payment being
received by Italia Conti but will not be refunded thereafter for non-enrolment. It
will be held by the School and will be refundable on completion of the course,
without interest, less any outstanding sums owed by the student to Italia Conti.)
For further information, please see our International Applications page.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Terms and conditions apply upon acceptance to Italia Conti.
The Cert HE course offers the following funding options:
- Student Finance
- Private Funding
AUDITION FEE WAIVER
Italia Conti welcome application for audition fee waivers for those who are eligible.
“ITALIA CONTI IS SUCH AN INCLUSIVE PLACE FOR EVERYONE. THE DIVERSITY ON THE FIRST INTAKE OF STUDENTS FOR THE CERT HE COURSE IS INCREDIBLE AND I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE HOW THIS COURSE BETTERS STUDENTS IN THE YEARS TO COME!”
ENTRY TO CERT HE MUSICAL THEATRE REQUIRES THE FOLLOWING:
- 18+ by the 31st August in the year of entry.
- Level 2 English and Maths at GCSE Grade 4 or above or recognised equivalent
- 64 UCAS points or admission through recognition of non standard entry
A level: CC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: MPP
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: MM
Access to HE Diploma: M = 15 credits, P = 30 credits
- IELTS Level 6
- Legal right to reside/study in the UK for the full period of the programme.
- Successful audition through Italia Conti, details of which can be found below.
- Evidence in hard copy of all the above must be provided.
After completing the application process you will be invited to attend one of our audition days where you will be required to demonstrate a variety of skills. Information about auditions can be found below.
Application to the Cert HE Musical Theatre course is to be made through UCAS only. Please note that our listing on UCAS is shown as University of East London (UEL) - Musical Theatre.
UCAS Institution Code | E28
UCAS Course Code | W313
Once applicants have applied for the Cert HE Musical Theatre programme through UCAS they will receive an email from UEL containing a link to Italia Conti's Cert HE application form. Applicants must complete this form and pay the audition fee (£45) in order to be considered for the course. Applicants cannot apply through UCAS alone for this programme.
Applicants should have completed Italia Conti's application form and paid the audition fee by the 26th January in the year of application in order to be considered for audition.
Applicants who have applied through UCAS and who have not received an email containing a link to Italia Conti's application form should contact
email@example.com before the 26th January in the year of application.
Audition fees are non-refundable. These fees act as both an administration fee for processing your application as well as a non-refundable deposit for a place on an audition day.
In line with our admissions policy, Italia Conti reserves the right to alter or withdraw offers at any point. Places on our courses are limited; it is usual for drama schools to make more offers than there are places. Acceptances are dealt with on a first come first serve basis and so early acceptance is advised.
FIRST ROUND - ONLINE AUDITION
Due to the volume and standard of applications received this year, Italia Conti need to extend our turnaround time for us to inform candidates of their result. Any first round applicant will receive the result from their audition submission within to 3-4 weeks of receipt. We apologise for the delay but every submission deserves our full time and attention.
Unsuccessful auditionees are entitled to feedback should they require it, and should contact the Admissions team by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please ensure that the recording is a true reflection of your acoustic singing voice. Do not edit the audio or add any effects to the recording in any way. Please record the audio using the video camera device so you capture an accurate and unaltered recording of how the voice sounds in a room.
Auditionees should prepare one speech, no longer than one and a half minutes as a self-tape:
Auditionees should prepare and video-record two musical theatre songs, each cut to one minute in length, that they enjoy singing and can sing well:
Auditionees will be required to participate in one online class.
During the day you will be invited for a short online interview with a member of the Senior Leadership/Senior Management team.