ROYAL CENTRAL SCHOOL OF SPEECH AND DRAMA

College Details

Location : Eton Avenue, London NW3 3HY

Phone : +44 (0) 20 7722 8183

Website : www.cssd.ac.uk  


Course : BA (Hons) Acting - MUSICAL THEATRE - 3 years full-time  

Course Details

The Acting Musical Theatre course offers intensive training in the core musical theatre disciplines of acting, singing and dancing, with the emphasis firmly on acting. Students graduate with the skills to work in classical and contemporary plays, musicals, feature film, TV and radio. The course has outstanding links with the performing arts industry and this is reflected in the wide range and high percentage of graduate employment. The three-year course includes practical training in acting fundamentals, acting through song, spoken/sung voice, a wide range of dance styles (including ballet, jazz, ballroom and contemporary dance, hip hop), clowning, text analysis, musical theatre repertoire  and ensemble singing.  Performance projects include, Pinter, Brecht, Shakespeare Comedy, contemporary American scenes, Comedy of Manners, Sondheim musical and Shakespeare Tragedy.  Second Year students also perform in the public production musical alongside Final Year students. The final year is focussed on professional development with three public performances, a West End industry showcase, acting for camera (including a professional showreel), radio training (including a voice reel), recording a professional sung voice reel. Students are entitled to full Equity status upon graduation. The majority of the teaching is delivered by visiting lecturers. All students on the course engage with industry professionals on a weekly basis, and the course collaborates with a wide range of artists, theatre companies and producers. You will be required to become resilient and resourceful and draw on a wide range of acting processes. We will help you to learn how to frame these with self-determined creative and intellectual strategies, alongside professional career targets.  


The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Scholarship will be awarded by the School as part of the audition/selection process on the basis of merit. The Scholarship will cover course fees only and will be reviewed on an annual basis.  

Please note that applications made directly to The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation will not be considered.

For more details on the course and how to apply for a place at The Central School of Speech & Drama visit their website here.