Level 3 Performing Arts (Musical Theatre – 2 Years)

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In 2019, 100% of our Performing Arts students successfully passed their qualification.

Musical theatre

This Musical Theatre programme delivered by Neon Musical Theatre Company offers intensive training across the three core performance disciplines of acting, singing and dance. You will explore a wide range of musical theatre styles from traditional classics through to current West End shows.

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Key facts

  • Start date: September
  • Duration: Full-time, 2 year course.
  • Location: Melton
  • Fees: This course is fully funded for school leavers. Adult Learners are welcome to apply.

Your future

Learners may wish to progress onto our Performing Arts Degree course, which is delivered in partnership with the University of East Anglia. Click here to read more about Performing Arts Degree courses at BMC.

Other progression routes include ‘DramaUK’ accredited Drama Schools, ‘CDET’ accredited Dance Schools, universities, or directly into employment. Previous students have successfully gained places at Mountview, Guildford School of Acting, PPA, Urdang Academy, Birmingham School of Acting and Bird College. Others have successfully gained employment in West End productions, touring work and feature films.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE’s at grade C/4 or above including English OR Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts and Level 1 Functional Skills . Entry on to this course is subject to a successful audition.


  • Traditional Musical Theatre
  • Contemporary Musical Theatre
  • Theatre for Children
  • Film/TV and Urban Dance
  • West End Musical
  • Company Performance

Skills and techniques

  • Singing Techniques
  • Urban Dance, Jazz Dance
  • Acting Styles and Practitioners
  • Audition Techniques
  • Theatre for Children
  • Rehearsing and Performing

English and Maths

English and Maths are very important for you during your studies and beyond. The Government has introduced new standards which mean that employers will be looking for these skills when you enter the workplace. BMC is committed to ensuring that our students leave us with everything they need to reach their goals and meet the expectations of the industry.

If you are under 19 and narrowly miss the English and/or Maths requirements of your course, don’t worry – BMC can offer you a suitable course at another level and you can take GCSE English or Maths alongside it. Learners will not be expected to take both GCSE English and GCSE Maths in the same year.

If you are under 19 and miss the English and/or Maths entry requirements of your course by more than one grade, BMC offers Functional Skills, an effective method to improve literacy and numeracy, for up to two hours per week.

Visit Us

If you like what you’ve seen so far, why not come along to our next Melton Campus Open Event?

This is a fantastic way for you to get a feel for what it’s like to be a student at BMC. You will get to meet our industry-expert teaching staff, tour our fantastic facilities and find out everything you need to know about courses at BMC.

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