Part-Time Foundation Musical Theatre Course

Musical Theatre Foundation Course

1 Year Part Time


The foundation course acts as the first stepping stone in your training to becoming a highly skilled performing artist. Focusing on the principle disciplines of a Musical Theatre performer, you will gain knowledge and experience in the techniques used by West End and International artists. You will also begin to consider your own casting type and develop a repertoire of songs and scenes to show you off to the best of your ability. We offer this course in small class sizes to enable you to have the most focused learning experience possible, providing you with invaluable conversations with industry professionals. 

The course runs at our studios in Latimer Road, on Mondays and Tuesdays (6:30pm-9:30pm) and Sundays (10:30am-6:00pm), allowing those training to work alongside their studies.  It was designed for performers who are considering doing Musical Theatre professionally and need to build on their skillset.  Please note, that whilst this course is designed to run for a full academic year, there are options to enrol on a termly basis.

Foundation students will work with the same tutors and professionals as the Diploma and degree courses. The programme will focus on growing your skill and experience in Singing, Acting and Dance:

  • Regular classes focusing on developing your vocal technique
  • Several ‘Acting through Song’ classes per week to refine your performance and audition skills
  • Singing Repertoire to help prepare your sheet music and audition cuts
  • Text-based Acting work to build your confidence and skill with verse, prose, lyrics and scripts
  • Dance classes covering Jazz, Ballet, Tap and Fitness as well as Dance Routine classes

At Associated Studios, we are passionate about Musical Theatre and have forged strong and trusted links with eminent industry professionals in both the UK and Internationally.  We take pride in developing performers of the highest calibre. You will be challenged, nurtured and inspired to work to the best of your ability.


Start Date:
October 7, 2024
End Date:
Deadline for Applications:

  • Mondays: 18:30 – 21:30
  • Tuesdays: 18:30 – 21:30
  • Sundays: 10:30 – 18:00

£6450 (£2150 termly)

Via audition: Prepare 2 contrasting Musical Theatre songs and a monologue, you can submit these as a self-tape or attend an in-person audition. Please note that as Associated Studios is a vocational school, we seek out talent and potential, therefore academic qualifications are not essential.
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Triple Threat Training

You will receive triple threat training. Your training will focus equally on all three disciplines; singing, acting and dancing. You will have the opportunity to perform and receive individual feedback regularly.

Masterclass & Mock Auditions

Throughout your course, you will participate in masterclasses and workshops led by industry professionals. You will also get the opportunity to take part in mock auditions with Casting Directors, Producers and Agents.

Panel Week & Digital Showcase

One of the highlights of this course is our 'Agent and Industry Panel Week'. This week gives students the opportunity to show their full potential to the top agents and casting directors in the business. Students will also take part in our digital showcase which allows students to professionally record their top choice songs to share with industry.

Associated Studios has been extremely successful in the percentage of students gaining agent representation during the course.

Individual Singing Lessons

As well as your ensemble singing lessons, music theory and song performance classes, students on this course will also receive individual singing lessons with a top vocal coach. Singing lessons will take place on a Friday.

Full-Scale Musical Production

You will take part in a full-scale musical production in a professional theatre in London. Like a professional process, you will rehearse and work with a professional creative and production team over a 7-8 week period.

"This course has given me more than I had ever expected, along with getting to know and working with a varied network of people. AS is not a place you leave behind, it is a network of people that I trust will be there for you when you need them."

Claire Wassink