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Musical Theatre

Whether your goal is to be a performer, producer, songwriter or a music business professional, studying at The BRIT School is one of the best ways to prepare yourself for the future. We offer a varied and well-rounded musical training that will stretch and challenge you, as well as provide you with the wide range of skills that you need to succeed in the industry.

Course Information

The RSL Level 2 Certificate in Performance/Technology and Composition for  Music Practitioners, equivalent to 1 GCSE will allow you to develop your skills and knowledge in many areas including music theory, practical work, music technology and composition skills. There are regular performance opportunities and students benefit from being surrounded by like-minded musicians.

How Do I Apply

For Key Stage 4 you will need to be competent on at least one instrument (or voice). Although we do not offer a separate music technology course at Key Stage 4, we encourage applications from those who specialise in this area, as long as they play an instrument and/or sing to a good standard. These are the questions you will answer when you apply online:


List your practical skills (instruments/voice/

production etc.) and give a clear indication of which one you will audition with.


Describe in detail your musical experience and/or training since you started secondary school. 


How do you think this course will help you achieve your career goals? 


What are the most important qualities needed to succeed in the music business?

Student Experience

The music department benefits from outstanding facilities including professionally equipped rehearsal rooms, recording studios, Mac suites and more. We run software including Pro Tools, Logic Pro and Ableton alongside equipment from Marshall, Fender, Nord and many other industry standard brands.

Music students are offered multiple performance opportunities which include the School’s onsite theatre as well as a variety of external venues. Our close relationship with The BRIT Trust and the support of the School's governors often results in students being invited to perform at a range of prestigious events and venues each year.

What Qualities Do I Need?

We are looking for imaginative and talented musicians who have an interest in the study of music as a wider subject (not just performance/production) and have the initiative to create opportunities for themselves and their peers. It is vital that students are already actively involved in music both in and out of school. We are a wide-ranging department and there is no preference given to particular genres or instruments.

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