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2-Year Diploma in Musical Theatre – Full Time

17th September 2017 – 3rd July 2019

Sundays 1pm – 8pm, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9.30am-5.30pm

Fee: £10,200 per year (£20,400 for the full 2-year Diploma)

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Audition Information:

Entry is via audition only. Auditions are held throughout the year. We also run one-day workshop auditions.

Please prepare two contrasting musical theatre songs and a short monologue, no longer than 3mins each.

Individual audition fee: £30 (non-refundable)

Workshop auditions: £40.(Next Workshop Audition: 5th March 17)

E-mail info@associatedstudios.co.uk or call 020 7385 2038


Associated Studios take pride in developing performers of the highest calibre. This Diploma course offers two years of intensive practical training in Dance, Singing and Acting, the skills required to become an outstanding Musical Theatre performer. You will be challenged and nurtured, inspired to work to the best of your ability.

At Associated Studios we are passionate about Musical Theatre and have forged strong and trusted links with eminent industry professionals over many years. Through this close association, we understand industry requirements and have a network of dedicated and highly experienced theatre practitioners,
who stand ready to offer you help and advice whilst you are studying with us, and after you embark on your career.

Courses at Associated Studios provide unparalleled individual attention in order to develop you as a person, as an individual and as an artist. You will need to be prepared to work hard, push yourself to the limit and be available to grow and learn.

All our coaches are leading industry practitioners including Musical Directors, Directors, Vocal Coaches, Choreographers, Writers, Composers and experienced Performers (see Meet the Team on our website).

The Course Director is Founding Principal of Associated Studios and West End Vocal Coach Leontine Hass (www.leontinehass.com)

Course Outline

Singing and Performance Classes include:

  • Performance classes with leading Musical Directors, Performance Coaches and Directors
  • Vocal Technique classes building the vocal, physical and mental stamina required to succeed in a competitive business as well as encouraging a rigorous practice regime
  • Repertoire classes to learn how to choose successful repertoire and discover and develop your unique selling point and casting
  • ‘Working Sessions’ with Musical Directors and Vocal Coaches allowing you to have your repertoire and backing tracks recorded and worked on in a relaxed and productive environment
  • 32-Bar classes teaching you how to cut songs appropriately and how to give of your best in a short space of time
  • Mock Audition classes focusing on choosing two contrasting songs for the shows in the standard repertoire (one show at a time). These classes develop your presentation skills, build your Audition Rep folder, develop your ability to make specific artistic and musical choices and teach you to ‘lengthen your long rope’.
  • Composer project classes focusing on particular Musical Theatre composers and teaching  you style, performance history and furthering your knowledge of Musical Theatre History
  • Performance confidence classes addressing the fact that many performers deal with anxiety, stage fright  and lack of confidence. These sessions allow you to work through these challenges in a supportive and safe environment.
  • One to one singing lessons with leading vocal coaches.

Acting and Voice Classes include:

  • Improvisation
  • Text Classes including work on Shakespeare
  • Classes exploring Method
  • Classes exploring how to handle heightened the acting style required in Panto etc
  • Classes guiding you to choose suitable monologues and speeches
  • Voice classes including work on RP and General American
  • Sight reading for acting auditions
  • Scenes classes

Dance and Movements classes include:

  • Ballet classes
  • Jazz classes
  • Tap classes
  • Musical Theatre Routine Classes
  • Alexander Technique
  • Pilates Classes

Industry classes include:

  • Sessions with Agents, Casting Directors and Industry experts
  • Marketing classes teaching you how to write a good industry standard CV, getting your head shots right, Agents, Theatre terminology and other skills

Projects throughout the course include:

  • An annual public production. The show will be performed in a theatre  after a production period of approximately  three weeks. In this time all regular classes will be suspended and replaced by company rehearsals
  • Recording a demo in a state of the art recording studio for use for Spotlight and self promotion 
  • Song & Dance Project
  • Monthly Open Mic Nights in Soho Central London
  • A showing as well as a video presentation for Agents and Casting Directors
  • Industry Panels
  • The performance of a Cabaret
  • New writing projects working with leading contemporary Musical Theatre Composers

Fees and Finance:

  • £10,400 per year (£20,400 for full 2-year Diploma)
  • 6 terms costing £3400 each. Each term’s fees need to be paid a month prior to the start of term.
  • A  deposit equaling the fees for the first term is due to secure your place on the course.
  • Students can apply for a PCDL loan for their first year of study.

 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.

To apply:

Please apply using the form below, or e-mail your CV, headshot and a covering letter to info@associatedstudios.co.uk

Audition Fee: £30 individual audition fee (non-refundable), £40 Audition workshop day

Please prepare two contrasting Musical Theatre Songs and a monologue. The songs and the monologue should be no longer than 3 mins each.

Audition Dates: We audition monthly throughout the year. We also hold Audition Workshop days allowing you to get to know some of our tutors and participate in an inspirational day of classes in singing, acting and dance. Please contact the office for more information.


September 17 @9:30 am
July 3, 2019 @5:30 pm
020 7385 2038