Contemporary Musical Theatre
Being a musical theatre performer today means you need to be much more than a triple threat; you need a skill set that makes you unique. You also need a direct and extensive network and an innate understanding of the industry you will be working in.
Alongside classic high-end musical theatre training, we offer a program that develops other skills essential to a musical theatre performer in order to broaden work opportunities and connections.
ICTheatre boasts a stellar network of industry professionals who are directly connected to the industry our graduates will be stepping into.
With a toolbox of freshly developed current industry skills, you will be the most versatile, employable version of yourself and open to a long
career as a new-age contemporary musical theatre performer. The course includes:
- High-end industry-standard acting dance and vocal training
- Physical and contemporary theatre practice, puppetry and circus skills
- TV and film techniques in conjunction with Screen and Film School
- Programmes taught and devised by our network of West End performers, producers, directors and choreographers
- Incredible personal and professional development program
What to expect
Musicals produced today make demands on performers like never before. Yes, you need the techniques that will equip you to perform at a high level as dancers and singers, but if you can also be proficient in aerial skills, puppetry, multimedia and camera work, you stand a better chance of being employed.
If you are a strong actor, able to approach choreography, able to take initiative, understand contemporary scores, have a knowledge of music theory, you will stand a better chance of being employed.
If you can work in immersive theatre, applied theatre, site-specific theatre, cabaret, you stand a better chance of being employed. If you are mentally resilient and focused you stand a better chance of being employed. This pathway equips you with the tools.
The aim of this route is to ensure that students are technically proficient in dance, acting and singing, equipping them to work at the level expected in the field of musical theatre. This route addresses both the traditions of the art form as well as encourages students to challenge convention.
Musical Theatre has developed over the years. Performers are expected to be able to adapt to a range of styles and challenges; graduates of this route will be confident that they can respond to the diverse demands of the industry secure in their knowledge and expertise. The Musical Theatre route will also focus on entrepreneurship, creative identity and individuality.
Musical Theatre Patron
Julian Stoneman – Executive West End and Broadway Producer
With over three decades of experience in all aspects of theatre, starting with stage management at the age of 20, Julian Stoneman is an industry veteran whose credits include: Mamma Mia, Billy Elliot, Rock of Ages, Urinetown, Let It Be, Finding Neverland, and Bat Out Of Hell. His productions have won Laurence Olivier, Tony and WhatsOnStage Awards.
Julian has worked with both the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre and sits on the Board of Management for the Society of London Theatre (SOLT).
He will be visiting ICTheatre frequently to pass on his expertise and believes that our graduates will have the highest possible chance of success.
We believe that developing your industry connections is a key component to a successful career in the creative arts. ICTheatre offers a wide range of Masterclasses with performers and industry experts.
The likes of Dominic Keavey (TV Director), Layton Williams (West End Performer) and Natalie Weiss (Vocalist) have given our Training Professionals advice and career tips that you won’t find in any textbook.
Our expert lecturers will provide you with essential insider tips and exclusive knowledge that you won’t find anywhere else. It’s their role to help you step into the performing arts industry with confidence.
Sam trained at Guildford School of Acting. He has worked extensively as an actor, including A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Another Country and Unexpected Host. As well as a formidable acting career Sam has directed some of the most well-known West End productions.
Andrew trained at Merseyside Dance and Drama Centre and has worked extensively in Musical Theatre. Credits include Grease, The Rocky Horror Show and Starlight Express.
Lorraine is a Performance Artist, Teacher and Choreographer and has worked professionally all over the world. She currently teaches Matt Mattox Jazz Technique and Tap for ICTheatre.
Choose a course
Our courses are aimed at presenting the industry with individuals who are not only talented and professionally trained, but also well-equipped, both physically and mentally, to face the inevitable challenges they’ll encounter as they break into the business.
We offer both a Degree & Diploma Course to suit students at all levels.
BA (Hons) Performing Arts consists of three pathways: Musical Theatre, Acting, and Hip-Hop Artistry; each providing in-depth training shaped by current industry trends.
ICTheatre’s specialised one-year Degree Top-up programme has been designed to enable committed performers to extend their understanding of performing arts in either: Contemporary Musical Theatre, Acting for the 21st Century or Hip Hop Artistry.
The Extended Diploma in Performing Arts is a two-year course designed specifically for the training performer entering further education.
For more information on our Contemporary Musical Theatre pathway or if you have any questions about how to apply to ICTheatre, please contact our Admissions Team on 01273 603 333 or email email@example.com.