Musical Theatre

The Musical Theatre course pathway at CAPA College offers exciting, all-round Performing Arts training providing students with versatility in terms of their skill set, creative approach and awareness of the Arts. This enables students to be able to access a range of higher education and career options. Musical Theatre is the key genre studied on this pathway and most students will progress to Musical Theatre higher education courses and careers. However, students will also have the breadth and depth of experience to progress into other specialist areas, from Contemporary Dance to Acting, Choreography to Directing.


Performing Arts training at CAPA College is rigorous and challenging, requiring a high level of commitment and dedication from students. This approach enables students to succeed in progressing to higher education Performing Arts training and, ultimately, a career in the Arts. Students receive extensive directed contact time. This is a programme of technical training, creative development, directed performance and theoretical application led by CAPA College’s resident team of specialist teachers plus regular masterclasses from the UK’s leading Arts professionals and companies.


We equip students with the skills, experience and work ethic required to flourish in their chosen careers.


Full-time teaching and learning in lectures, workshops, theory classes, rehearsals and performances.


Led by CAPA College’s resident team of specialist teachers and the UK’s leading Arts professionals and companies.


  • Musical Theatre: Song and Dance
  • Acting Through Song
  • Vocal Technique
  • Singing Ensemble
  • Songwriting
  • Music Production
  • Music Theory
  • Acting Technique
  • Page to Stage
  • Devised Theatre
  • Acting for Camera
  • Jazz
  • Commercial
  • Contemporary
  • Ballet
  • Choreography
  • Body Conditioning & Anatomy



We offer four exciting Musical Theatre tracks. All offer equally robust Performing Arts training, however the qualification package differs to suit
individual learners. Students will gain the following qualifications (equivalent to 4 A Levels):

  • Track X: A Level Dance and UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing and Production Arts
  • Track Z: A Level Drama and UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing and Production Arts
  • Track S:UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing and Production (Musical Thetre) and UAL Level 3 Extended Project (Music Performance and Production)

The A level qualifications are examined both practically and through formal written examinations. The vocational focus of the Diploma means that all work and performance opportunities (including all ongoing participation in classes and rehearsals) are assessed. Students cover a range of units and, at the end of the course, will be awarded an overall grade according to the combined total of the individual units. Varied assessment methods include: studio based assessments, studio performances, lecture demonstrations, journals, public performances in CAPA College’s theatre and across the country.


Ross Lee Fowkes

CAPA Graduate 2010

Studied BA (Hons) Professional Dance and Musical Theatre at Urdang Academy.

Alex Bowen

CAPA Graduate 2010

Studied BA Hons in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre at Bird College.

Ross is now a successful Musical Theatre performer. Professional credits include: Half a Sixpence (West End), Oklahoma UK Tour, Grease UK Tour, FAME UK Tour, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat UK Tour, 9 to 5 UK Tour.


“CAPA College’s exciting and professional environment with excellent teaching and so many performance opportunities really helped me to fully achieve my potential, gain a place at Urdang Academy and embark on a successful, fulfilling career as a Musical Theatre performer.”

Alex now works as a professional dancer/singer/actress, choreographer and teacher. Professional credits include: 201 Dance Company, Avant Garde Dance Company, Dusty the Musical UK Tour.


“The CAPA College ethos is extraordinary, developing everyone as individuals. Staff provide excellent teaching and endless support to ensure all students excel.”