2 Year intensive
Jazzartuk is renowned for producing hard working, dedicated young professional performers. With hard work, determination and our outstanding training our graduates go out into the professional world and forge long and happy professional careers.
Our courses have been structured by and designed to meet the challenges of modern day theatre practices thro consultation with educators and professionals from the USA, UK and Europe.
Equal focus will be placed on each discipline and challenged to push your boundaries and question your limits. You will be fully prepared to meet the key players in the industry who can help you take your steps to a successful career.
All your regular tutors will be industry professionals in their field and our regular masterclasses will ensure you are kept up to date with trending styles.
Unique in the UK – Musical theatre students can study RAD Ballet to Advanced 2 level giving students another professional option to follow.
Jazzart’s professional Musical Theatre course gives all students a strong technical base from which to develop and flourish, the confidence to learn and the ambition to succeed.
Our focus is always on performance with the use of technique to enhance both individuality & creativity to achieve world class standards and international employability.
Singing / Voice Production
A vital & unique feature of Musical Theatre. The aim of the singing lesson is to ensure that the student can produce a consistent sound throughout the vocal range without a noticeable break between registers. We aim to assist the student in building up a repertoire featuring musical theatre, blues, jazz & contemporary songs. Focus will be placed on material suitable for different kinds of auditions likely to be encountered.
Acting / Drama Workshops
The acting module focusses on encouraging the student to perform in a convincing & true to character way by:
Developing imagination, concentration & observation
Developing effective, disciplined work as a member of a team
Building confidence in using a wide range of acting styles & techniques
Improvisations & exercises to explore life experienced will be used to inspire understanding of a character. There are individual tutorials on audition speeches included.
Allows the student to create & develop characters, script & relationships. A good knowledge of their own role in the class & the constant development of group respect & aspirations are paramount to creating exciting & believable performances.
Graded Unit: Musical Theatre
The Graded Unit is designed to provide evidence that the candidate has achieved the following principal aims of the course:
Skills in singing, movement, acting & stagecraft.
The ability to integrate these skill in performance.
Preparation for audition for employment or places at Higher Education establishments.
To develop the student as a performer & be able to meet the needs of the market.
The student will prepare & present an audition consisting of a monologue, a song & a dance or movement piece. The song, acting & dance pieces may be combined where appropriate. The monologue & song must be chosen from published material. The combined time of all pieces should be approximately 5 – 7 minutes long & should enable the synthesis of knowledge & skills acquired throughout the year. The student will have a mentor that will approve their material & guide them through the production of their piece.
Monitoring of progress will be continuous. The student will receive reports from each of their subject tutors. In addition, the course director will oversee their progress.
All productions, presentations & projects will be assessed by the relevant tutors & feedback will be given immediately to the student once the work is completed.
Jazzartuk is recognised by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Education as a national training scheme & a model of Good Practice.
Jazzartuk’s unique training scheme aims to develop flexibility & strength, to enable performance with energy, speed, stamina, co-ordination & control. The student will gain the confidence necessary for auditions & to work in varying jazz dance skills including Commercial, Hip-Hop, Street Dance & Lyrical.
A solo song – any style (you must bring the backing track/and or sheet music) If you have a solo dance prepared then please bring along the music.
You will also take part in:
+ A basic ballet workshop.
+ A jazz / commercial workshop.
+ Ensemble vocal workshop.
+ Drama Workshop
Please come dressed to dance.
The student will have a high grade pass in National 5/Higher English.
Entry is by audition only. The student will take part in the following:
The student will prepare a song & monologue.
There will be a formal interview with the audition panel.
The student is expected to wear appropriate dance wear for Ballet & Jazz class. Comfortable clothing should be worn for workshops. Hair must be back from the face at all times & no jewellery is allowed.
Entry to second year after completion of year 1 is not automatic. The student will be required to audition for their place on the 2nd year of study.
Our Faculty are current industry professionals who have trained and performed internationally and are graduates of some of the finest institutions globally, their dedicated input to our courses ensures Jazzartuk offers a comprehensive and effective course of study in singing, acting and dance in Scotland.