This professional development course focuses on taking your skills to the highest level and presenting this to the wider Musical Theatre Industry. The part-time nature of the course allows you to continue your regular work whilst taking the opportunity to develop and polish your skills. The primary objective of the course is to prepare you for work and for auditions, build your confidence and build an excellent audition folder as well as working towards an end of term cabaret performance at a professional theatre. You will be exposed to industry professionals who will help you work towards your goal of building a successful and extensive career.
You will be on a dynamic and rigorous schedule over an intensive 5 months. A key ethos of our training is allowing you to focus and develop in accordance with your individual needs. You will be working with eminent theatre practitioners including Directors, Musical Directors, Vocal Coaches, Choreographers, Casting Directors, Agents, Composers, and Performers. During your first term, you will take part in a professional industry showcase in a central London venue for industry professionals including agents and casting directors. During your second term, you will take part in various industry masterclasses and a public performance in a cabaret style.
WHO SHOULD APPLY
The purpose of the course is to focus on the skills and techniques required to connect all aspects of your performance into a more holistic and engaging experience for the audience. The focus of this course is on you as an individual performer and connecting to your place in this industry. On top of developing your triple threat skills, you will explore the business side of the industry and how to get the most out of the experiences within it.
Our industry classes form a core component of our Musical Theatre Industry Course. These classes are about providing you greater access to the decision makers within the industry and giving you the opportunity to gain greater insight from a range of professionals currently working in the West End and beyond. You will also engage with performance entrepreneurship to hone the ‘hidden skills’ of the performer such as CV writing, marketing, headshots, networking and personal health and well-being. You will work with a range of people from the industry including: Casting Directors, Agents, Musical Directors, Directors and current successful Artists.
Acting lies at the heart of every good Musical Theatre Performance. This course will build on your previous training and experience. You will look at a variety of acting approaches and techniques with a number of expert Practitioners, Directors, Voice Teachers and Writers. There will be a focus on integrating skills to prepare you for the professional industry. You look at choosing, preparing and performing monologues for your audition portfolio, and consider you casting and marketing strategy as a professional artist.
Singing and Music:
The study of singing and music is fundamental to developing into a professional Musical Theatre Artist. On the Advanced Musical Theatre Skills course you will focus on developing your working knowledge of the voice. You will continue to explore the development of your individual vocal identity and how to best use that in a professional performance context. You will work on technique from the point of view as an artist and look at how your choices impact the journey of the character and the drama of the piece. Developing those choices will bring greater clarity to your overall performance.
Dance and Movement:
Building your understanding of dance and movement will underpin the physical work required for the other disciplines. We stream our dance classes to allow you to work at the level suitable for your current experience and skill level, and use the training to bring out the best in you. You will look to build your strength, flexibility and stamina through the rigorous nature of the classes. You will also work on the skills required to pick up audition routines quickly and with precision, giving you more flair and connection within the audition room. You will work with a range of Dance Practitioners, Choreographers, Stage Combat Directors and Movement experts on a wide range of classes.
*please note all course content is subject to change.
FEES AND FINANCE
“Having worked professionally as an actor and a singer/musician for over ten years I have had the opportunity to study with some remarkable mentors. None have unleashed the passion, joy, focus and clarity of sound that Leontine Hass has, by virtue of her extraordinary breadth of knowledge, vast experience and her ability to immediately assess and tap into an individual’s vocal potential.”Doug Hansell – (AS alumni) recently starred in ‘Titanic’ at the Charing Cross Theatre.
“Since doing the first Associated Studios course I went from strength to strength – I secured a great new agent who I’ve been with for many years now and who I count as a friend and a rock… and have now wracked up two West End contracts, an Arena tour around America and I know there’s still great things ahead. Leontine Hass and the directors, MD’s and choreographers from Associated Studios have remained in my life as friends, mentors and as fellow professionals. When you’re ‘resting’ these people will be the ones who drive you forward.”David O’Mahoney (AS Alumni) recently starred in ‘The Bodyguard’ with Beverley Knight. Currently plays Swing in the London West End production of ‘Beautiful’.
Start Date: Monday 17th January 2022
Finance: Interest free instalment plans available
Entry: Via audition / Overseas: Videos accepted