Musical Theatre (UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing and Production Arts)

Course Overview

Whether you join this lively department at aged 14 or 16 you will spend your time improving your technique in singing, dancing and acting skills through hard work and discipline. If you are a versatile and open-minded performer then you will fit right in to this rigorous and vibrant course.


Course Information

This course focuses on developing your skills and knowledge in all areas of performing arts and lets you explore new performance techniques. With an equal focus on singing, acting and dancing you will get practical opportunities to practise what you’ve learnt through performance inside and outside of school.

Once you complete your course you will have achieved a UAL, Level 3, Extended Diploma in Performing Arts, equivalent to three A Levels.

How Do I Apply

Please answer these questions online:


What do you think are the five most important attributes of a musical theatre performer?


With reference to your future aspirations, what are your expectations of the Post 16 Musical Theatre course at The BRIT School?


What do you feel you contribute to a team? Give an example of your participation in a team event.


Tell us about a musical theatre composer who you admire. Explain the reasons for your choices.



Sheet music for Workshop

SONG choices for Post 16 workshops 2023/2024. 


Student Experience

You will explore a wide range of performing arts work and develop as both an artist and as a person. The course is designed to give equal focus to acting, singing and dance and the development of skills and knowledge in these performance disciplines. There are a variety of performance opportunities across the course so you can put technique into practise. These include devising, working in the community and public performances of existing and new musical work, all produced to the highest technical standard in the School’s theatres and external venues.

Recent productions include: A Chorus Line, Les Misérables, Pippin, Rent, Jesus Christ Superstar, Into the Woods, Cases, The Last Five years, John & Jen, Songs for a New World and Urinetown.

What Qualities Do I Need?

We welcome students with a wide range of skills and backgrounds, and this creates an environment where our students are encouraged to respect and appreciate differences. The course is very hard work and is likely to be very different to what you have experienced so far in your school life. Students will need to commit wholly to a full timetable, long hours and expect a high degree of intensity within the training. As a department, we are at the forefront of exploring new writing and will expect you to be open minded in your response to challenging material and repertoire which may push boundaries. We are looking for potential in all three areas of the performing arts and a ‘can do’ attitude.

Careers & Destinations