Musical Theatre – Level 3

This Course will provide you with excellent training in all of the techniques you will need to progress within Musical Theatre. An equal measure of Acting, Singing and Dance will develop your skills ready for progression to Drama School to study the subject at degree level. We run a public season of events with 9 major projects/productions per year, plus termly and one-off events. Plenty of opportunity to put your training into practice and hone your performance skills!

What will I do?

Technique classes in Acting, Improvisation, Audition Prep, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Vocal Ensemble and 1:1 Singing Lessons will focus on your knowledge, skills and technique improvement.

Daily rehearsals for our public Season of events will keep you working on exciting productions all year round, whilst also focusing on rehearsal etiquette, Director’s language, and collaborating with a team.

All students are given equal opportunity when auditioning for the Season shows, regardless of what level or pathway they are on, and all assessed work completed on your digital portfolio relates to that show.

We pride ourselves on producing work of a very high quality and instill professional behaviours in every aspect of the course, to ensure you are as well-prepared as you can be for the next stage in your training.

What can I do next?

Through your training on the Level 3 Extended Diploma, you will be in a perfect position to apply for Drama School or Industry-rated University courses to study further.

Is it for me?

The course is for students with a passion for performing, who are dedicated, hard-working and enthusiastic. Conservatoire EAST is currently the only place for 16+ students to train in this region, where staff come from industry. This course is 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday, plus shows on top. If you are prepared to put the time in, listen and implement the feedback from the incredible team of staff you will have around you, we will do our best to get you up to the standard you need to be, to succeed at the next level.


Despite austerity the creative industries are booming and there are numerous varied career opportunities. Not just the West End but touring theatre, regional theatre, community theatre, cruise ships, hotels, theme parks all regularly recruit versatile performers. Musical Theatre gives you the broadest training for this type of work. Training in MT doesn’t limit you either, a versatile actor will have a wealth of opportunities in film and TV; Netflix, Amazon Prime, Now TV and Disney+.

Typical career

  • West End Musical Performer: £600 + per week depending on size of the role.
  • Cruise Ship Entertainer: £1,200 – £2,500 per month
  • Dancer: £450 + per week
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2 years