3 YEAR DIPLOMA IN PROFESSIONAL
MUSICAL THEATRE

Qualification | Diploma

Course Leader | Andrew Waldron, BA (Hons), FHEA, QTLS

Validated by | Trinity College London OR Italia Conti

Location | Woking

Course Length | 3 Years, Full-Time
Start Date | September 2022

COURSE OVERVIEW

Level 6 Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre at Italia Conti, is a three-year, full time vocational course, for anyone aged 16+ wishing to become a professional Musical Theatre performer

 

The Level 6 Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre is awarded by Trinity College London and regulated by Ofqual. It is Level 6 on the Regulated Qualifications Framework.

COURSE SUMMARY

Training to be a professional performer in Musical Theatre requires many things:

-  Dedication and determination​

-  Skills in Acting, Singing and Dancing

-  The ability to think, to research, to analyse and to critique your own work

-  Bravery: emotional and physical

That said, training to be a professional Musical Theatre performer is one of the most exciting and rewarding journeys that you will ever take and, if you want to take that journey, then we believe that there is nowhere better to take it, than here at Italia Conti. ​

 

There is a reason why Italia Conti is one of the most recognised names in performing arts training. For over a century we have helped students to fulfil their potential as performers and as people and to work at the very highest level in every aspect of the performing arts industry.​ We provide a programme of training that takes account of industry needs and current teaching and learning trends.

Italia Conti graduates can be seen on stage and screen in the UK and internationally. ​We have graduates working in the West End and on Broadway in musicals and in plays, in national and international tours, in cabarets and on cruise ships.​ We have graduates working in Film and in Television. We have produced some of the UK’s top recording artists- solo artists and band members.

Italia Conti has a proven track record of nurturing talent at the very highest level - which is why Ofsted has rated us ‘Outstanding’ for the quality our training.​ Italia Conti will help you to be the best version of you that you can be.

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"I COULDN'T HAVE ASKED FOR A MORE UNDERSTANDING PLACE TO SPEND THESE CRUCIAL MOMENTS. THE DOOR IS ALWAYS OPEN FOR US TO COME BACK 'HOME' FOR ADVICE, OR EVEN FOR A CUP OF TEA!"

Susannah White

 
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COURSE STRUCTURE

The course structure combines professional vocational training with contextual studies, with the emphasis on achieving multi-disciplinary excellence throughout. Students undertake an exciting variety of projects, workshops and performances during their courses. Media Arts are considered a vital part of today's training and students benefit greatly from using the Academy's audio/video/IT facilities. 

DIPLOMA SPECIFICATION >

 

FEES & FUNDING

Tuition Fees | £15990 per academic year, (paid in advanced

                      termly instalments) 

Trinity College Fee | £220 - £250 (paid per annum, set by Trinity College London)

Audition Fee | £45 (non-refundable)

Deposit | £275

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Terms and conditions apply upon acceptance to Italia Conti.

FUNDING

The Diploma course offers the following funding options:

- Private Funding

- Dance and Drama Awards (DaDA)

- Italia Conti Scholarships (including The Boys Scholarship Award)

- Advanced Learner Loans - for students aged 19+

- Charitable Trusts and Foundations

See Further Funding Info >

AUDITION FEE WAIVER

Italia Conti welcome application for audition fee waivers for those who are eligible.

 

See Audition Fee Wavier >

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"THE INFLUX OF INSPIRING PEOPLE FLOWING THROUGH THE BUILDING CREATES AN ATMOSPHERE FOR GREATNESS AND I AM HONOURED TO BE A PART OF THAT."

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

ENTRY TO DIPLOMA IN PROFESSIONAL MUSICAL THEATRE REQUIRES THE FOLLOWING:

-  16+ by the 31st August in the year of entry​.

-  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.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS 

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

Application to the Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre course can be made using our online application form.

Applicants must complete the form and pay the audition fee (£45) in order to be considered for the course. Upon receiving your application we will contact you with your audition date.

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, the Italia Conti reserves the right to alter or withdraw offers at any point.

 

AUDITION CRITERIA

FIRST ROUND - ONLINE AUDITION

First round applicants will receive the result from their audition submission within 3-4 weeks of receipt. This is to ensure that every submission deserves our full time and attention.

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RECALL AUDITION - LIVE

Recall auditions will take place on site at one of our current campuses before our relocation to Woking for September 2022. (See https://www.italiaconti.com/relocation) Whilst Italia Conti are striving to hold face-to-face recall auditions for the musical theatre courses, should there be a change in COVID-19 regulations an alternative recall tasks may be supplied.

 

CAREER PROSPECTS

INDUSTRY LINKS

Regular workshop sessions are held to give students the opportunity to work with directors, choreographers and industry professionals whilst training. Second and third year students also have to opportunity to join the Italia Conti Agency and undertake professional work should the opportunity arise. During the 3rd year students take part in their final Showcase whereby agents are invited, and Italia Conti has connections with many of these. 

PROGRESSION 

Italia Conti offer's a 1 year Top Up Degree for Diploma students.

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ALUMNI & GRADUATE SUCCESS

With over 107 years of Italia Conti history, our graduates populate the performance industries and include many famous faces. Recent graduates can be seen working on prestigious productions in all areas of the industry.

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