Course Info

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts (Musical Theatre)

Course content & format

Throughout the course you will develop a range of skills and knowledge preparing you for progression into University/Drama School and employment within the Performing Arts.

If you are passionate about Musical Theatre, you will be studying:

● Solo singing

● Contemporary dance

● Jazz dance

● Acting

● Audition preparation

● Ensemble singing

● Tap

● Voice

And more...!

Your unique experience

The whole team is really excited to be joining you on the next step of your journey into the Performing Arts.

We really want you to enjoy your time with us and to be the very best version of yourself that you can possibly be. We will support you, challenge you and open your eyes to the potential for a fantastic and varied future in the Performing Arts industry.

At Clarendon Sixth Form college, we are more like a family and you will find very quickly that you make a lot of very close friends and find a special place with people who share your passion and your dream.

The staff at Clarendon Sixth Form college have supported their previous students in reaching their goals and securing places at top UK Drama schools, including: ALRA, Arden School of Theatre, Arts Ed, Guildford School of Acting (GSA), Laine Theatre Arts, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Urdang Academy, Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

From 2018, Arts Ed will be holding their auditions here at Clarendon Sixth Form college and have kindly agreed to give FREE auditions to ALL Clarendon Sixth Form students!


Black T shirts

Loose fitting black tracksuit or black jogging trousers and black sweatshirt

Trainers / running shoes

Water bottle

Digital voice recorder (not your mobile) for recording singing and lectures

Ring binder folders with A-4 paper and pens

Memory stick/USB


Black Suit

One pair of black shoes - (plain - not Dr Martens)

One white shirt


One black, full length skirt

One pair of black shoes - (heel - no higher than 1”)

Many classes will be in bare feet and you may want to bring along a towel and bottled water.

Entry Qualifications

See Standard Entry Qualifications.

For our level 3 course, you are required to have 4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English. If you were unsuccessful in achieving your GCSE in maths, you will be able to retake this during your time at college.

You will also be required to undertake an interview and join our fun, full-day audition and write a short 500 word piece explaining a little about yourself and why you want to be a performer.

What can I do next?

On successful completion of this qualification, many young people progress into Higher Education at Drama School or University, where they continue to train to become professional performers, or train as teachers or professional coaches.

Many young people move immediately into industry and can often be seen on stage and television.

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Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts (Musical Theatre)

Please Note: While every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of these details, changes can and do occur. Please confirm the course details when enrolling.