Foundation Programme in Musical Theatre (CertHE)
*You will receive a Certificate of Higher Education Musical Theatre qualification on completion of this course.*
Please note that this foundation course does not form part of our BA (Hons) Musical Theatre degree and does not offer automatic progression to other degrees.
The Foundation programme in Musical Theatre aims to nurture and develop skills and techniques for those who aspire to train within either a conservatoire or higher education environment in pursuit of a career within the creative industries.
The programme, delivered over three terms, focuses on the different disciplines required of the contemporary musical theatre performer and delivers a diverse and extensive range of subjects around the following core areas:
Classes are streamed with GSA BA and MA performance programmes based on ability and knowledge.
Guidance and preparation for the selection and delivery of contemporary and classical monologues, and song repertoire choices required for auditions onto professional performance programmes. Audition technique is taught in group and one-to-one sessions.
Understanding and analysing narrative through conveying truth and circumstance within the context of music and lyrics.
Students will develop approaches and techniques to acting and text analysis through the study and practice of contemporary and classical scenes.
Skill-based classes are delivered within the programme. These will include:
- One to one Singing Tutorials
Workshops and masterclasses will be delivered by West End professionals and by faculty members from fellow conservatoires and other training institutions on their courses to ensure students are fully informed about the further training options available to them.
Students are offered support and guidance for the submission of applications to conservatoires and higher education institutions.
In term three, the students will perform in a professionally supported Showcase of work within one of GSA’s performance venues.
"The Foundation Musical Theatre programme is both an innovative and intensive course for the aspiring musical theatre performer led and taught by GSA’s highly skilled and trained tutors and industry professionals. Graduates of the Foundation Musical Theatre programme have been awarded places at; Arts Ed, Mountview, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Trinity Laban Conservatoire, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Bird College, GSA, London School of Musical Theatre, Tisch School of the Arts (NYU), Urdang Academy and Laine Theatre Arts."
Programme leader Gerry Tebbutt