Professional Diploma in Musical Theatre

(SCQF Level 8) 2 year HND

The demand for triple threat performers has never been higher – all of our Jazzartuk Musical Theatre students are required to act, sing & dance to an international standard.

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.

Jazzartuk’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.

The course consists of the following:

Musical Theatre Repertoire

Acting for Camera

Vocal Techniques

Developing skills for Musical Theatre

Drama Workshop

Improvisation

Audition Technique & Preparation

Commercial, technical Jazz, Tap & Classical Ballet Technique

Choreographic Development for Musical Theatre

Professional Development

Along with up to 7 performance opportunities throughout the year.

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.

Assessment

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.

Jazz Dance

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 Hip-Hop, Street Dance & Lyrical.

Tap Dance

The student will build a vocabulary of steps & be able to provide a repertoire of combinations. They will develop competence in different tap styles & be versatile performers with a sense of dynamics. Following in the footsteps of our founder Bette Clark (undefeated Tap Dance World Champion), Jazzartuk continues to promote the art of American Rhythm Tap.

Classical Ballet

This is the foundation for all other dance disciplines. Classical Ballet aims to develop an understanding of stance, placement & turn-out. The student will focus on understanding how to avoid injury during this module. All students can be entered for Intermediate vocational Royal Academy of Dance examinations.

The essence of all performance is energy transfer through centred movement – dance & choreography aids the delivery. The student will be encouraged to create their own work throughout all vocational courses.

Musical Theatre

A monologue

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:

Ballet Class
Jazz Class
Vocal Ensemble
Drama Workshop

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 the 1 year HNC course is not automatic. The student will be required to audition for their place on the 2nd year of study.

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Motherwell

North Lanarkshire

ML1 2AU


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