TRINITY DIPLOMA

MUSICAL THEATRE

Qualification | Diploma

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

Validated by | Trinity College London OR Italia Conti

Location | Currently Academy (Barbican) OR Arts Centre (Guildford) but subject to

                relocation in 2021, see details here.

Course Length | 3 Years, Full-Time
Start Date | September 2020

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.

 

"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

 

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 >

YEAR 1 (Level 4)

Foundation Acting Skills

-  Acting Technique

-  Scene Study

-  Improvisation

-  Commedia dell’ Arte

-  Practical Voice & Text

-  Speech & Accent

 

Foundation Singing Skills

-  Individual Singing Lessons

-  Technique

-  Repertoire

-  Ensemble Singing

-  Music Theory

 

Foundation Dance Skills

-  Jazz

-  Ballet

-  Contemporary

-  Commercial

-  Tap

-  Aerial 

-  Tricks

-  Latin

Foundation Musical Theatre Performance Practice

-  Musical Theatre Project (Early Broadway,

   Standard Broadway, Contemporary

   Musicals)

-  Acting through Song

 

Contextual Studies

-  Skills of the performer

-  Study Skills

-  Contextualising Musical Theatre

-  Naturalism

 

Workshop

-  Industry workshop

YEAR 2 (Level 5)

Advanced Acting Skills

-  Scene Study

-  Stage Combat

-  Practical Voice & Text

-  Speech & Accent

Advanced Singing Skills

-  Individual Singing Lessons 

-  Technique

-  Repertoire

-  Ensemble Singing

-  Audition Technique

 

Advanced Dance Skills

-  Jazz

-  Ballet

-  Contemporary

-  Commercial

-  Tap

-  Aerial

-  Tricks

-  Latin

Advanced Musical Theatre Practice

-  Musical Theatre Project (Jukebox

   Musical, Sondheim, Fosse)

-  Swing Project

-  Acting through Song

Advanced Contextual Studies

-  Skills of the performer

-  Study Skills

-  Contextualising Musical Theatre

-  Shakespeare

-  Creating a musical​

 

Workshop

-  Industry workshop

YEAR 3 (Level 6)

Professional Preparation, Practice & Development in Acting

-  Showcase

-  Audition Prep

-  Acting

-  Practical Voice & Text

-  Speech & Accent

-  Screen Acting

 

Professional Preparation, Practice & Development in Singing

-  ​Individual Singing Lessons

-  Singing Technique & Repertoire

-  Ensemble Singing

-  Audition Prep

Professional Preparation, Practice & Development in Dance

-  Jazz

-  Ballet

-  Contemporary

-  Commercial

-  Tap

-  Aerial

-  Tricks

-  Latin

-  Audition Prep

 

Professional Musical Theatre Performance Practice

-  2 Fully Staged Musicals

-  Industry Showcase 

 

Workshop

-  Industry workshop

-  Industry Talks (Spotlight, Equity, Agents’ Days

   etc)

 

FEES & FUNDING

Tuition Fees | Academy (Barbican) - £15990 per academic year, (paid in advanced

                      termly instalments) 

                      Arts Centre (Guildford) - £10575 per academic year, plus VAT (paid in

                      advanced termly instalments)

Audition Fee | £45 (non-refundable)

Deposit | £250 (non-refundable)

 

FEES TERMS & CONDITIONS

Terms and conditions apply upon acceptance to Italia Conti and can be found on our Policies page.

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

- Charitable Trusts and Foundations

FURTHER FUNDING INFO >

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

Posi Morakinyo

 

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

The entrance audition comprises of four components - Dance, Acting, Singing and Interview. The audition process is designed to ensure that prospective students meet the criteria for a performing arts training including a demonstration of prior knowledge and a good understanding of the commitment full time performing arts training requires. 

All four audition components will take place on the same day, and candidates should be prepared to spend at least half a day at the audition. You may wish to bring lunch or a snack to the audition, as breaks between sections will not be long enough to leave the audition site. Also, please note that family and friends will not be permitted to observe the audition and depending on the set-up of the audition site may not be able to have contact with the applicant until their audition is finished.

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INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

International applicants may request to audition via Audio/Visual Submission. International candidates wishing to audition in this manner should contact auditions@italiaconti.co.uk to request the Audio / Visual Audition pack once they have completed their application and paid the audition fee. 

 

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 

Middlesex University offers a work-based, part-time distance learning course, developed in association with Trinity College London, for graduates of this qualification leading to a BA (Hons) Professional Practice. Graduates may also apply directly for some MA courses.

MORE INFORMATION >

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.

ALUMNI SUCCESS >

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