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This course offers intensive practical training in singing, acting and dance/movement, all the skills required to become an outstanding, versatile multi-skilled musical theatre performer. We believe that performing takes regular and frequent practice and facilitate this in all our courses by keeping numbers of participants strictly limited to a maximum of 18 students. You will have a chance to sing and perform as a solo artist frequently. At Associated Studios we are passionate about Musical Theatre and have forged strong and trusted links with industry professionals over many years. We pride ourselves in understanding industry requirements and having a network of dedicated and highly experienced theatre practitioners, ready to offer you help and advice whilst you are studying with us, and afterwards.

This one year intensive course:

  • provides one-on-one singing lessons
  • focuses on building the vocal, physical and mental stamina required to succeed in a competitive business.
  • develops a rigorous practice routine, choosing and consolidating suitable repertoire covering all the genres you are likely to need for future auditions.
  • discover and develop your unique selling point and castability
  • unparalleled individual attention in order to develop as a person and as an artist
  • concentrates on a specific project that has been designed to enhance your individual skills, repertoire and resources.

FEES and FINANCE
  • £9,800 for 1 year full time course
  • Following acceptance of an offer to join the course, the deposit for the course is 25% of the full fee (50% for overseas students)

All Course fees may be paid in instalments. In instances of financial difficulty we sometimes allow lengthy instalment plans.

The Associated Studios are a Professional and Career Development Loans registered Learning Provider, registration number 21311. A Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.

MASTERS CONVERSION OPTION

A graduate student who is undertaking or has completed this one year course can apply for credits for prior learning on the MA Ensemble Theatre at Rose Bruford. Students would apply to Rose Bruford to receive an exemption for 30-60 credits of the Rose Bruford MA programme. Were this option to go ahead, Rose Bruford would organise research methodologies  for them around the commitment to Associated Studios.

The Associated Studios London Diploma in Musical Theatre

Students will be assessed in classes and projects throughout the course and marked accordingly. Those students who successfully achieve the required standard will be awarded an Associated Studios London Diploma in Musical Theatre.

Overseas Applicants

We welcome international applicants. Please note that non UK residents will need to pay a 50% deposit to secure their place.

If you are unable to attend an audition, your application should also include a DVD or demo tape of at least two contrasting songs, and nominate two industry members of standing to support your application. Please complete the form on the right. Alternatively, send your application by email to [email protected], or to the following address:

Associated Studios London, The Hub @ St Alban’s Fulham, 2 Margravine Road, London W6 8HJ, UNITED KINGDOM

Please note: The Associated Studios London are unable to assist with any visa or migration related issues. To verify you fulfil the criteria to enter the UK, please check with the UKBA.

All Non UK residents will need to pay a 50% deposit to secure their place, residents that are non UK nationals but UK residents will pay the usual 25%.

TO APPLY:

Please email a recent CV/headshot or a hort bio detailing any performing experience to [email protected]

Audition fee: £30 audition fee (non refundable) payable prior to auditioning

Audition Dates: We audition monthly throughout the year

 

Outline

PROJECTS and MODULES

The first term will develop your core skills with modules including:

  • ACTING: Text classes, Acting Method, Improvisation, Clowning, Shakespeare Text Into Song, Sonnets and Speeches, Sight-reading, Audition Technique
  • VOCAL: Performance Classes, Vocal Workout, Repertoire and Genre, Ensemble Singing, Small Ensemble, Acting Through Song
  • DANCE:  Jazz (Beginners and Advanced), Basic Movement, Period Dance
  • OTHER: Musical Theatre History, Pilates

After your Easter Break, which will be from Thursday 6th April – Saturday 6th May, you will begin a 3 week Production period. This will commence Sunday 7th May as follows:

MAY 2017  FT-MT Course PRODUCTION WEEK:

Sunday 7th May, Monday 8th, Tuesday 9th, Wednesday 10th

Sunday 14th May, Monday 15th, Tuesday 16th, Wednesday 17th

Sunday 21st May, Monday 22nd, Tuesday 23rd, Wednesday 24th, Thursday 25th, Friday 26th. (Please keep evenings free in this week only)

There will be no normal classes in these 3 weeks. We will be working on a Musical Theatre Production to which agents and casting directors will be invited as well as friends of AS and your own friends and family. This is usually be double-cast in order to give all students a chance to learn a larger role. Students will be introduced to the rigours and disciplines of a professional company rehearsal process.

Additionally students will be given further practical advice on marketing tools, including photos and CV’s. You will be guided in regards to your ideal casting and strengths. Appropriate audition repertoire will be chosen for each student. As Associated Studios works closely with the profession, industry trends and upcoming shows are always taken into account.

Singers will also get the chance to record a demo tape in one of London’s top recording studios for use of self promotion, and uploading on casting sites such as Spotlight.

This intensive year of study culminates with a West End Showcase performance to which industry professionals including agents and casting directors are invited.

The course leader is Principal and West End vocal coach Leontine Hass (www.leontinehass.com).

Speaker/s

The course leader is Principal and West End vocal coach Leontine Hass (www.leontinehass.com).

Guest Musical Theatre Coaches include:

COMPOSERS/LYRICISTS

Scott Alan • Anthony Drewe • Jeremy Sams • Che Walker 

DIRECTORS

Marina Caldarone • Michael Fentiman • Kate Golledge • Ian Good • Robert McWhir • Neil Rutherford • Jeremy Sams

CHOREOGRAPHERS

David Allwood • Sarah Day • David Lee • Laurie Scarth

MUSICAL DIRECTORS/SUPERVISORS

Greg Arrowsmith • Barney Ashworth • Niall Bailey • Nick Barstow • Dan Bowling • Bob Broad • Jason Carr • Tom Deering • Mike Dixon • Michael England • Joel Fram • Noam Galperin • Magnus Gilljam • Sean Green • Chris Guard • Graham Hurman • Theo Jamieson • Nathan Jarvis • Tom Kelly • Nigel Lilley • Martin Lowe • Tony McGill • Jodie Oliver • Stuart Pedlar • John Rigby • Matthew Samer • Nicholas Skilbeck • Gareth Valentine 

ACTORS

Rosemary Ashe • Simon Callow • Hugh Grant • Tim Howar • Jeremy Irons • Daniel Koek • Gloria Onitiri • Nigel Planer • Matt Rawle • Sir Patrick Stewart • Peter Straker • Timothy West

CASTING DIRECTORS

Jim Arnold (Pippa Ailion Casting) • Stephen Crockett • Jill Green • David Grindrod • Benjamin Newsome • Debbie O’Brien • Neil Rutherford

AGENTS

Andy Charles (VSA) • Shane Collins (Shane Collins Associates) • Gavin Denton-Jones (CAM) • Lesley Duff (Diamond Management) • Michael Garrett (Global Artists) • Alastair Lindsey-Renton (Curtis Brown) • John Markham (The Markham Agency) 

PRODUCERS

Martin Dodd (UK Productions) • Michael Harris (Riverside Studios) • Paul Taylor Mills • Danielle Tarento • George Wood (First Family Entertainment) 

SPECIALISTS

       Leontine Hass (Vocal Coach) •  Kathy Taylor-Jones (Vocal Coach) • William Lester (Vocal Coach) • Paul Martin (Cabaret) • Janine Fletcher (Clowning) • Charlotte Tomlinson (Confidence Coach) • Yvonne I’Anson (Marketing Consultant) • Stacey Jenson (Accent/Dialect Coach) • Mitch Leow (Yoga) • Ronin Traynor (Stage Combat) 

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