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Musical Theatre performing arts course Course Overview What Qualities do I need? 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. 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. Student Experience You will explore a wide range of performing arts work and develop as both an artist and 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 practice. 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: Carrie The Musical, Fiddler on the Roof and Thoroughly Modern Millie. 26 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. Typical Careers: Performer Teacher Producer - TV or Theatre Director Playwright/Composer Choreographer For more details on this course visit www.brit.croydon.sch.uk/MusicalTheatre